James Lochner

BS’74 MS‘76, Animal Sciences

Everyone knows that Tyson Foods is a brand leader for chicken, but the food giant has a thriving beef and pork operation, too—and Lochner is in charge. As senior group vice president for Tyson, he heads Tyson Fresh Meats, where he oversees 41,000 employees at 17 locations. He also manages Tyson’s commodity trading and risk management operations.