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Board Members

The Hormel Foundation Board Members


Jeffrey M. Ettinger, Chair
Former Chairman of the Board, President and CEO
Hormel Foods Corporation 
Director since 12/18/2006
Bonnie B. Rietz, Vice Chair
Former Mayor of the City of Austin
Vice Chair since 12/13/2011
Director since 4/22/2008
Roland G. Gentzler, Treasurer
Former Vice President of Finance and Treasurer
Hormel Foods Corporation
Treasurer since 06/30/2017
Director since 06/30/2017
Steven T. Rizzi, Jr., Secretary
Attorney
Adams, Rizzi & Sween P.A.
Secretary since 12/9/1998
Director since 12/9/1998

David D. Amick
Representing The Salvation Army of Austin
Commanding Officer, The Salvation Army of Austin
Director since 8/1/2011
Adenuga Atewologun, Ph.D.
Representing Riverland Community College Austin Campus
President, Riverland Community College
Director Since 4/13/16
Diane B. Baker
Representing the United Way of Mower County, Inc.
Executive Director of the United Way of Mower County, Inc.
Director since 6/18/2014
Jeffrey A. Baldus
Representing the Austin Area Foundation
Executive Director, Austin Area Foundation
Director since 1/31/2017
Mark R. Ciota, M.D.
Representing Mayo Clinic Health Systems - Austin
President and CEO of Mayo Clinic Health Systems - Albert Lea and Austin
Director since 7/9/2012
Thomas J. Dankert
Representing the City of Austin
Finance Director for the City of Austin
Director since 12/11/2013
Dr. Zigang Dong
Representing The Hormel Institute
University of Minnesota
Executive Director, The Hormel Institute, UMN
Director since 7/1/2001
Craig W. Johnson
Attorney
Hoversten, Johnson, Beckmann & Hovey, LLP 
Director since 12/11/2012
Michelle M. King
Attorney
Baudler, Maus, Forman & King, LLP
Director since 8/15/2018
Randall J. Kramer
Certified Financial Planner
Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc.
Director since 12/09/2014
David M. Krenz
Representing Austin Public Schools
Superintendent of Austin Public Schools
Director since 08/01/2009
Tedd M. Maxfield
Representing The YMCA of Austin
Executive Director, Young Men’s Christian Association
Director since 5/23/2012
Richard R. Pavek
Representing Cedar Valley Services, Inc.
Executive Director, Cedar Valley Services, Inc.
Director since 12/09/2014
Larry J. Pfeil
Former Vice President of Engineering
Hormel Foods Corporation
Director since 12/13/2011
James P. Snee
Chairman of the Board, President and CEO
Hormel Foods Corporation
Director since 7/14/2018