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Beth Ford

President & CEO of Land O'Lakes; 1st Openly Gay Woman to Lead a Fortune 500 Company

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 Beth Ford Biography

Beth Ford is President and Chief Executive Officer at Land O’Lakes, Inc. Ford proudly leads the nearly 100-year-old farmer- and local retailer-owned cooperative that also ranks No. 216 on the Fortune 500 list. Although best known for its No. 1 selling butter brand, Land O’Lakes, Inc. business units span the farm-to-fork continuum from seed to feed to food, in addition to focusing on ag tech and consultation services to help farmers grow more with less.

Ford stepped into the role after a series of successful executive postings within the company she joined in 2011. Most recently, as executive vice president and chief operating officer for Land O’Lakes Businesses. Ford was responsible for the Purina Animal Nutrition, U.S. Dairy Foods and WinField United businesses, which reported 2017 net sales totaling $14 billion. Prior to that, Ford was head of Land O’Lakes’ Dairy Foods and Purina Animal Nutrition businesses, and during her tenure she led record performance, leveraging innovation through R&D to strengthen the Purina brand and record growth in the Dairy business. She was key in identifying the opportunity to acquire Vermont Creamery in early 2017.

In her more than 30 years of experience as a global operator, Beth has held senior and line leadership positions in seven companies across six industries, including Energy (Mobil Oil), Consumer Packaged Goods (Pepsi/Pepsi Bottling Group), QSR (Perseco), Publishing (Scholastic and Hachette), Chemicals (International Flavors and Fragrances) and now Food Production and Agribusiness.

Ford is the first openly gay woman to lead a Fortune 500 company. She's also one of just 25 women on the list overall. Her promotion to chief executive officer is being hailed as a victory for advocates of LGBT rights.

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Beth Ford

President & CEO of Land O'Lakes; 1st Openly Gay Woman to Lead a Fortune 500 Company

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Beth Ford Biography

Beth Ford is President and Chief Executive Officer at Land O’Lakes, Inc. Ford proudly leads the nearly 100-year-old farmer- and local retailer-owned cooperative that also ranks No. 216 on the Fortune 500 list. Although best known for its No. 1 selling butter brand, Land O’Lakes, Inc. business units span the farm-to-fork continuum from seed to feed to food, in addition to focusing on ag tech and consultation services to help farmers grow more with less.

Ford stepped into the role after a series of successful executive postings within the company she joined in 2011. Most recently, as executive vice president and chief operating officer for Land O’Lakes Businesses. Ford was responsible for the Purina Animal Nutrition, U.S. Dairy Foods and WinField United businesses, which reported 2017 net sales totaling $14 billion. Prior to that, Ford was head of Land O’Lakes’ Dairy Foods and Purina Animal Nutrition businesses, and during her tenure she led record performance, leveraging innovation through R&D to strengthen the Purina brand and record growth in the Dairy business. She was key in identifying the opportunity to acquire Vermont Creamery in early 2017.

In her more than 30 years of experience as a global operator, Beth has held senior and line leadership positions in seven companies across six industries, including Energy (Mobil Oil), Consumer Packaged Goods (Pepsi/Pepsi Bottling Group), QSR (Perseco), Publishing (Scholastic and Hachette), Chemicals (International Flavors and Fragrances) and now Food Production and Agribusiness.

Ford is the first openly gay woman to lead a Fortune 500 company. She's also one of just 25 women on the list overall. Her promotion to chief executive officer is being hailed as a victory for advocates of LGBT rights.

Beth Ford Videos

  • Land O'Lakes CEO Beth Ford Says "Bring Your Best Self To Work" I ...
    Ford also says that "resilience" is her favorite word. Subscribe to Fortune ...
  • Alumni Spotlight - Beth Ford
    Beth Ford is the COO of Land O' Lakes Businesses. She shares about all of the fun experiences while she was at Iowa State.
  • Land O'Lakes COO Beth Ford shares insights on talent acquisition
    Land O'Lakes COO Beth Ford shares insights on talent acquisition and advancing women in management.

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  • How to book Beth Ford?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Beth Ford for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Beth Ford, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Beth Ford or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Beth Ford?

    Booking fees for Beth Ford, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Beth Ford, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Beth Ford?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Beth Ford for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Beth Ford for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Beth Ford or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Beth Ford or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Beth Ford is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Beth Ford for your event is $5,000 - $10,000. Beth Ford generally travels from Minneapolis, MN, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Irene Rosenfeld, Michele Buck, Gail Boudreaux, Kathryn Marinello and Tricia Griffith. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Beth Ford for an upcoming event.

Beth Ford Speaker Videos

  • Land O'Lakes CEO Beth Ford Says "Bring Your Best Self To Work" I ...
    Ford also says that "resilience" is her favorite word. Subscribe to Fortune ...
    Alumni Spotlight - Beth Ford
    Beth Ford is the COO of Land O' Lakes Businesses. She shares about all of the fun experiences while she was at Iowa State.
  • Land O'Lakes COO Beth Ford shares insights on talent acquisition
    Land O'Lakes COO Beth Ford shares insights on talent acquisition and advancing women in management.

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All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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