Tyson Foods Names Donnie Smith Its New President, CEO; Jim Lochner Made COO by Arkansas Business Staff Posted 11/19/2009 08:04 am Updated 6 years ago Tyson Foods names Donnie Smith, its senior group vice president of poultry and prepared foods, as its next president and CEO. Want the Full Article? Get Unlimited Archive Access for $19.95 per Year Readers must pay to access articles older than 15 days. Articles newer than 15 days are not included in this offer. Purchase Now Already have archive access? Login to view this article.