Winrock International of Little Rock announced Wednesday the appointment of two new members to its board: Dr. Ruth Oniang’o and John R. Tyson.
Tyson is the chief sustainability officer for Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale. He joined the company in 2019.
Oniang’o is the long-time chair of the Sasakawa Africa Association, a recipient of the Africa Food Prize, a professor of nutrition and a former member of parliament in Kenya who spearheaded the completion of Kenya’s food and nutrition policy.
“They bring impressive talents to our organization and we are thrilled to have them aboard," Winrock President and CEO Rodney Ferguson said in a news release. "Dr. Ruth Oniang’o is one of the pioneering African women in nutrition and agricultural development and the long-time chair of the Sasakawa Africa Association.
“John Tyson is an energetic leader who is driving positive change for the global food system in his role at one of the world’s largest food companies. Ruth and John bring exceptional breadth and depth to our Board. I am also pleased that staff members suggested both Ruth and John as potential new board members. Plainly, this kind of staff involvement makes us stronger as an organization.”