2014 Keynote – Beth Ford

Beth Ford, Land O’Lakes

Executive Vice President, Chief Supply Chain and Operations Officer


Beth Ford, Land O'LakesSession Title:

Business Allows You To Follow Your Passions


Session Description: TBD



Ford joined Land O’Lakes in January 2012 as Executive Vice President, Chief Supply Chain and Operations Officer. In this role, she is responsible for all supply chain and operating functions from sourcing through to customer delivery as well as for IT development and functions. During her 25+year career, Ford has held line operating and senior leadership positions with global companies in multiple industries including chemicals (International Flavors and Fragrances), consumer package goods (Pepsi), publishing (Scholastic and Hachette), and oil and gas (Mobil Oil).


A native of Sioux City, Iowa, Ford holds an M.B.A. from Columbia University Business School, and a B.B.A. from Iowa State University. She remains involved with both universities, sitting on the Deming Center Board of Advisors for Columbia University Business School and the Dean’s Advisory Committee for the College of Business at Iowa State. Ford is also active in her community having accepted Board appointments with both the United Way and Children’s Theater of Minneapolis.


Ms. Ford sits on the Board of Directors for Clearwater Paper Corporation.