SPRINGDALE, ARK. – Tyson Foods Inc. announced on Jan. 12 that Adam Deckinger would be named general counsel and secretary. 

Deckinger has worked for Tyson since 2018 and recently served as senior vice president, and head of law and compliance. 

The company said Deckinger would succeed Amy Tu, chief legal officer and secretary, who was named president of International and chief administrative officer in September 2022.

Deckinger will report directly to Donnie King, president and chief executive officer of Tyson Foods. 

“Adam is a proven leader and true partner to the business who has helped the company navigate through some of the most significant issues and risks we’ve faced in recent years, and I am confident that he will help to build our future as OneTyson,” King said. 

While at Tyson, Deckinger’s duties have included management of all Tyson litigation, regulatory enforcement and compliance, legal counsel to all business segment presidents, securities, board governance, commercial transactions, and oversight of Tyson’s merger and acquisition activities.  

Deckinger worked in The Boeing Company’s global litigation and investigations team and as an attorney in private practice, before joining Tyson. 

Deckinger also held two judicial clerkships in the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida. 

Deckinger holds a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School and a B.S. in Computer Science from Florida State University.

Earlier in January, Butterball LLC  hired Brett Worlow as its new general counsel. Worlow previously worked at Tyson as chief counsel and assistant secretary.