Rod Nagel

Senior Vice President of HR Operations, Tyson Foods

Board Member: Corporate

As senior vice president of human resource operations for Tyson Foods, Inc., Rod Nagel is responsible for overseeing the company’s domestic human resource operations. This involves providing human resources support for nearly 100,000 team members.

His duties include employee relations, labor relations, training/development and strategy for all North American field operations. Rod is also responsible for employment compliance activities and the company’s chaplaincy program.
With more than a quarter century of experience, Rod brings a wealth of leadership and knowledge to the company.
Before joining Tyson Foods, Rod worked for Diversified Human Resources Group in Dallas. He joined IBP, inc., now Tyson Fresh Meats, in 1987. Rod has served in many positions during his time at Tyson Foods; he began working as a human resource consultant, and later led staffing and compensation/benefits.  He became vice president of human resource administration before being named to his current position in 2007.
Rod holds a bachelor’s degree in business economics from Northwestern in Iowa.  He is currently part of the Northwestern Advisory Board and previously served on the executive education advisory board at the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business for eight years.