The World Food Prize Foundation

2018 Borlaug Dialogue Speakers

Matthew Pakula

Senior Manager for Corporate Responsibility, Tyson

Matthew Pakula is a senior manager of corporate social responsibility for Tyson Foods. He is responsible for shared value and social enterprise projects and works with a variety of nonprofit organizations, providing strategic input to align the company’s CSR goals with business objectives, as well as tactical support for a variety social responsibility initiatives.

Before assuming his current role, Pakula was a senior manager of communications and corporate contributions for The Hillshire Brands Company. He also served as director of the Hillshire Brands Foundation. Earlier in his career, Pakula held a variety of roles at private and public companies in public affairs, corporate affairs, corporate contributions and publicity that ultimately led to his interest inaddressing societal needs and challenges through business itself with a business model.

He earned a Juris Doctor and a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Michigan State University


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