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James P. Snee

Also Known As Jim Snee, Jim

CEO of Hormel Foods

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Jim Snee is chairman of the board, president and chief executive officer of Hormel Foods, Inc. (HRL) 

His career with Hormel Foods spans more than a quarter century. He joined the company in 1989 and assumed roles of increasing responsibility throughout its divisions and at the company’s global headquarters. Jim was named vice president of affiliated business units in 2008, and in 2011 he advanced to leader of Hormel Foods International, overseeing the company’s growing global portfolio. He was named president and chief operating officer in October 2015 and chief executive officer in October 2016. He was elected chairman of the board in October 2017.

Jim is active in numerous industry and nonprofit boards and organizations, including the Republic Services (NYSE: RSG) board of directors and the executive board for the Thielen Foundation.

Jim earned a bachelor of arts degree in marketing from New Mexico State University (Las Cruces, N.M.) and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minn. He has also participated in Harvard Business School’s executive leadership and management programs.


  • Bachelor of arts degree in marketing - New Mexico State University
  • master’s degree in business administration - University of St. Thomas in St. Paul,


  • Hormel Foods - CEO
  • Hormel Foods - Chairman
  • Hormel Foods - President