Ivy College of Business CEO Speaker Series

Beth Ford, Land O' Lakes
24 Sep 2019
2:10 PM
Stark Lecture Hall, 1148 Gerdin Business Building
  • Ivy College of Business
  • Collegiate Women in Business
  • Committee on Lectures (funded by Student Government)

Beth Ford is president and CEO of Land O’Lakes and an Iowa State Ivy College of Business graduate. She is the first female CEO of Land O’Lakes, one of the nation’s largest food and agricultural cooperatives, and the first openly gay woman to lead a Fortune 500 company. Ford, who has been listed among Fortune Magazine’s “World’s Greatest Leaders” and “Most Powerful Women in Business” was raised in northwest Iowa, one of eight children whose first job was detasseling corn. Prior to joining Land O’Lakes in 2011, Ford had excelled in executive operations management and supply chain roles at International Flavors and Fragrances, Mobil Corporation, PepsiCo, and Scholastic. Ivy College of Business CEO Speaker Series