Dan Turton
Dan Turton

Dan Turton, who was VP North American public policy at General Motors and an Obama White House alum, will join Tyson Foods on June 29 as senior VP, global government affairs.

He will move to Tyson, which is the No. 1 chicken producer in the US, from the House Rules Committee, where he was a senior advisor.

At GM, Turton managed federal, state and local regulatory affairs as well as environmental/social/governance/sustainability, grassroots, political action committee and autonomous vehicle policy teams.

Earlier, he was VP-federal government affairs at Entergy Corp. and deputy assistant to the president in the White House's office of legislative affairs.

Turton will report to Amy Tu, executive VP and general counsel.

On June 10, Tyson announced it is cooperating with the Justice Dept. in its price-fixing investigation into the chicken business.

That cooperation is under a leniency program that will allow Tyson to avoid criminal prosecution in exchange for aiding the probe of other poultry companies.

Based in Springdale, AR, the company markets food under the Tyson, Jimmy Dean, Ball Park, State Fair, Wright, Aidells and imp brands.

Tyson employs more than 140K people.