Episode 523: Jeff Ettinger - The Hormel Foundation


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Please welcome Jeff Ettinger, Chairman of The Board of Directors for The Hormel Foundation. The Hormel Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization established in 1941 by Hormel Foods Corporation founder George A. Hormel and his son, Jay C. Hormel. Contributions from The Hormel Foundation directly benefit the Austin, MN area. The Hormel Foundation ranks fourth in annual giving among Minnesota’s largest community/public foundations and public charity grant makers. The Hormel Foundation supports the community through organizations that provide food, shelter and clothing, advance quality healthcare, education and research and enhance the quality of life. In 2020, the Foundation donated $9.7 million in grants to the community. Ettinger is the former President, CEO, and Chairman of the Board of Directors for Hormel Foods, retiring as CEO in 2016. He began his career with Hormel in1989, fulfilling roles such as senior corporate attorney, treasurer and president of Jennie-O. Ettinger, born in Pasadena, CA, earned his Bachelor of Arts and PhD from the University of California, Los Angeles. Visit: http://www.thehormelfoundation.com/

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