SPRINGDALE, Ark. – Tyson Foods Inc. announced Kevin McNamara, the lead independent director for the company, will add on the role of vice chairman of the board. McNamara has been a Tyson Foods board member since 2007. As vice chairman, he will take on additional responsibilities to assist the chairman with board matters, support the executive team and help with key strategic initiatives.

“The board’s appointment of Kevin to vice chairman reflects its commitment to sound governance to sustain the future of our company,” said Chairman John H. Tyson. “We look forward to his expanded participation in the company, especially as we collaborate with the board and executive management to implement our strategy for growth and leadership.” 

McNamara is currently a director at SignifyHealth (formerly CenseoHealth), a nationwide leader in physician in-home health assessments, after having served as its CEO from 2015 to 2018. In addition, he is the founding principal of McNamara Family Ventures, an investment office providing venture and growth capital to health care companies.

During the Feb. 6 annual meeting of shareholders the following members of the board of directors were reelected: Gaurdie E. Banister Jr., Dean Banks, Mike Beebe, Mikel A. Durham, Jonathan D. Mariner, Cheryl S. Miller, Jeffrey K. Schomburger, Robert Thurber, Barbara A. Tyson and Noel White.