Karl Daniel Kennedy

President and CEO

Riceland Foods


Age: 53


Karl Daniel Kennedy

Danny Kennedy joined Riceland Foods, the giant rice cooperative, in 2000 and succeeded the legendary Richard Bell as CEO in 2004. He previously worked for Monsanto Co. for 16 years, ultimately as co-president of North American markets for Monsanto Seeds. Riceland was No. 5 on Arkansas Business' most recent list of the state's largest companies with revenue of $1.1 billion in fiscal 2011.