Amy Tu is responsible for Tyson Food’s legal, government affairs, corporate communications, ethics and compliance, and internal audit functions enterprise-wide. She has oversight of all legal matters including litigation and investigations, corporate securities and governance, mergers and acquisitions, international, labor and employment, environmental and health and safety.
Amy also leads Tyson Ventures, a venture capital fund investing in companies developing breakthrough technologies, business models and products to sustainably feed the growing world population. A member of Tyson Foods’ enterprise leadership team, Amy reports to President & CEO Donnie King.
Amy joined Tyson from The Boeing Company where she held progressive leadership positions in law and corporate development and strategy departments. She served as chief counsel for Boeing global law affairs, commercial airplanes and aviation services divisions, supporting multiple business and functional leaders worldwide. Amy was also instrumental in helping to shape the global law affairs practice as Boeing’s first regional counsel based in London, U.K., with responsibilities for commercial, military and defense matters in Europe, Russia, and Israel. Prior to joining Boeing in 2001, Amy led global transactions and international legal matters as an international corporate counsel at the Gap and Walmart.
During her career, Amy has developed deep expertise establishing and supporting global operations, executing complex cross-border, international and domestic transactions, and developing and integrating teams and new ventures into existing businesses. Her skill set, coupled with Tyson’s experienced venture capital team, allows Tyson to unlock bold, cutting-edge opportunities through partnerships and investments, keeping the company at the forefront of new food innovations and furthering Tyson’s strategic growth initiatives.
Amy earned a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Arkansas School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Wellesley College, and in 2013 was selected as the Johnson Fellow for the University of Arkansas. Amy serves as a member of the NWA Council Executive Committee and as a board member for the Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA).