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Stephanie Magnuson

Stephanie Magnuson, 36
Senior Director of Global HR Transformation
Tyson Foods Inc.
Springdale
When Stephanie Magnuson was 19 and in college studying to become a teacher, she took a job at Walmart Inc. to help pay for her schooling. 
 
At Walmart, she was in human resources and found it rewarding. As her graduation from college approached, she felt the pull of HR work, an aspiration that was answered when Walmart offered her a promotion putting her in charge of a development program recruiting students to the company. 
 
“I’ve always liked helping people, so I had this automatic vision my entire life to be an educator,” Magnuson said. 
Teaching was out and a career in human resources was in. She worked at Walmart for more than a decade before moving to Murphy USA Inc. 
 
She joined Tyson Foods in 2019 and is now a senior director in charge of the company’s HR transformation. She works with John R. Tyson, the company’s chief sustainability officer, on a project to overhaul the company’s recruiting.
“It’s helping people find how to present themselves, how to nail that interview and sell the story of themselves,” Magnuson said. 

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