Since joining Land O’Lakes in 2011, Beth Ford has held a variety of roles and was named CEO in 2018. Her career spans six industries at seven companies. She is a passionate advocate on behalf of farmers and rural America with the goal of connecting people, particularly in urban areas, to the farmers and rural communities who grow their food. Beth holds a bachelor’s degree from Iowa State University and a master’s degree in business from Columbia University Business School. She sits on the Board of Directors of the Business Roundtable, the Fortune 150 company PACCAR, Inc., and numerous other industry, non-profit and university boards. Among her numerous honors, Beth has been recognized by Fortune Magazine as one of the World’s 50 Greatest Leaders and Most Powerful Women and was named to Fast Company’s Most Productive People and Best Leaders lists. Beth holds a bachelor’s degree from Iowa State University and a master’s degree in business from Columbia University Business School.
Year appointed: 2018