SMITHFIELD, Va. – Following the retirement of Smithfield Foods CEO, C. Larry Pope, effective Dec. 31, 2015, the company has expanded the size of its board of directors. As of Jan. 1, 2016, Smithfield increased its board from four to five members. According to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, HeShenghua (Hank He) and Kenneth M. Sullivan were elected to fill the two open director positions.