CINCINNATI – AdvancePierre Foods Holdings Inc. has named John Morgan to the newly created position of vice president of investor relations. The company created the position after AdvancePierre debuted as a public company on the New York Stock Exchange on July 15.


“We’re committed to building and maintaining strong relationships with investors and analysts as we settle into our new reality as a public company, and we’re excited to have John on board to help lead this important task,” said Michael Sims, AdvancePierre’s CFO. “His experience and proficiency in shaping and executing public company investor relations programs will bring great value to our communications with the financial community.”

Morgan will report to Sims and will lead AdvancePierre’s investor relations program. Morgan’s responsibilities will include working with senior leaders across the company and communicating operating performance and strategy to stockholders, analysts and other members of the public and financial community.

For the past 12 years, Morgan served as director of investor relations at Lexmark International.

Morgan serves as a senior roundtable member for the National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI) and is among the first investor relations professionals globally to earn the Investor Relations Charter (IRC) designation from NIRI.