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Meet Our Team

Meet Our Executives


Jay Jandrain, president and chief executive officer of Butterball, LLC, is responsible for leading business strategy for the world’s largest and most well-known turkey producer. Jandrain previously served as chief operating officer for Butterball, LLC, overseeing plant operations, corporate purchasing, transportation and warehousing, demand and supply planning, corporate engineering and research and development (R&D). Jandrain joined Butterball in May of 2002 as the director of R&D. He has since held roles including vice president of deli sales, vice president of R&D, vice president of integrated business strategy and executive vice president of sales.


Neal Walsh, chief operating officer, has direct responsibility for company operations across Butterball’s six turkey processing facilities and all operational support functions. He focuses on executing Butterball’s strategic company priorities and long-range operations plan and is an executive champion in driving Butterball’s culture of continuous improvement.


Suzanne Griffin joined Butterball, LLC in 2012 and currently serves as senior vice president, general counsel and chief risk officer. Making use of a broad legal background in agriculture, industry and finance, she provides legal advice to senior management and works closely with the business lines on business and commercial issues. She is also responsible for environmental and workplace safety management as well as providing oversight for other risk related issues.


Barry Gum serves as chief financial officer for Butterball, LLC. Gum is responsible for all treasury, accounting and IT functions. Gum earned a Business Administration- Accounting degree from the University of Kansas. He began his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers where he was a senior auditor. He came to Butterball after 22 years at our partial owner, Seaboard Corporation, where he worked in various financial leadership roles both at Seaboard Farms- Poultry Division and corporate.


Al Jansen, executive vice president of sales and marketing at Butterball, LLC, is responsible for sales in the food service, retail, commodity and export channels as well as product research and development, customer service, and integrated business strategy.


Alice Johnson, DVM, serves as senior vice president of food safety, regulatory and animal well-being for Butterball, LLC. Johnson’s role encompasses multiple responsibilities, including the development, implementation and oversight of food safety, quality and animal well-being. In addition, since joining the company in 2006, Johnson has worked alongside federal and state regulatory agencies to implement and manage government regulations within the company.


Bill Klump serves as chief marketing officer for Butterball, LLC. Klump is responsible for all retail marketing efforts and oversees Insights and Innovation and public relations efforts. Klump serves on several committees for the National Turkey Federation and is past chairman of the board for the International Deli-Dairy-Bakery Association. Prior to his role as CMO, Klump was the senior vice president of corporate marketing.


Walter Pelletier joined Goldsboro Milling Company in 1981. His present responsibilities include managing Butterball’s turkey live production operations. Walter holds the titles of president of Goldsboro Milling Company, co-manager of Maxwell Farms, LLC and co-manager of Maxwell Foods, LLC.


Since joining Butterball, LLC as vice president of human resources in February 2012, Ron Tomaszewski has been responsible for the oversight and management of all people practices within the company, including: recruitment, compensation, benefit design and administration, training, organizational development, compliance and internal communications.

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