AUSTIN, MINN. — Hormel Foods announced the promotion of Katie Larson to senior vice president of human resources. In her new role, she assumes responsibility for leading the global human resources function at the company.

“For more than 20 years, Katie has been an instrumental driver of human resources strategy and programs at Hormel Foods,” said Jim Snee, chairman of the board, president and chief executive officer of Hormel Foods. “She has in-depth knowledge of our people and our uncommon culture, deep understanding of the importance of a people-first strategy and an unwavering dedication to our team members who work in our manufacturing facilities globally. Katie demonstrated incredible leadership during the pandemic, with a clear focus on safety first for our global team. Congratulations to Katie on this well-deserved promotion.”

Most recently, Larson served as director of human resources for Hormel, with oversight of the company's global human resources function and human capital strategy. She joined the company in 1999 and has since held leadership roles in labor and employee relations, human resources services, diversity and inclusion, and organizational development.

Larson received her bachelor’s degree in public administration from Winona State University and her master’s degree in urban and regional studies from Mankato State University.