Smithfield Foods Executive Honored with Prestigious Award

Glenn Nunziata Receives Virginia Business CFO Award
Jun 28, 2018 2:05 PM ET

SMITHFIELD, Va., June 28, 2018 /3BL Media/ — Smithfield Foods, Inc. is pleased to announce that Glenn Nunziata, executive vice president and chief financial officer for the company, has been honored with Virginia Business Magazine’s annual CFO Award. The statewide award and ceremony recognizes select financial executives across a variety of business sectors.

“It’s an incredible honor and I am truly humbled by this recognition,” said Nunziata. “I am proud to work at a global food company that is passionate about producing good food the right way as we rapidly move closer to achieving our vision of becoming a world-class consumer packaged goods and protein company. Our growth and achievements, including this one, would not be possible without the commitment of 54,000 employees dedicated to producing ‘Good food. Responsibly.®

In his role at Smithfield, Nunziata leads the finance, accounting, treasury, tax, risk management, human resources, and IT functions for the company. He also serves as the principal accounting officer and is a board member of the Smithfield Foundation, the company’s philanthropic arm. Before joining Smithfield in 2015, he spent 19 years at Ernst & Young, most recently as a partner in Assurance Services. Nunziata’s extensive experience in finance, capital markets, operational analysis, internal control, and corporate governance lends to his exceptional leadership at Smithfield and success within his role.

“At Smithfield, we are pleased to have someone of Glenn’s caliber and commitment,” said Kenneth M. Sullivan, president and chief executive officer for Smithfield Foods. “He has played a significant role in helping the company achieve three consecutive years of growth while upholding and promoting our shared values of responsibility, operational excellence, and innovation—delivering on all fronts when it comes to ROI.”

Nunziata is one of five award winners, each from companies of varying sizes, selected from 47 nominees. This year’s winners were selected by the 2017 CFO Award recipients and recognized last week at a banquet at The Jefferson Hotel in Richmond, Virginia.

“The Virginia CFO Awards looks for leaders who go above and beyond their day-to-day functions to contribute to other areas within the company and within the community,” said Bernie Niemeier, president and publisher of Virginia Business Magazine. “From his professional accomplishments to his involvement with several Virginia nonprofits, Glenn is without a doubt a CFO who delivers above and beyond the standard.”

For more information about the event and other award winners, please visit Virginia Business Magazine.

About Smithfield Foods
Smithfield Foods is a $15 billion global food company and the world's largest pork processor and hog producer. In the United States, the company is also the leader in numerous packaged meats categories with popular brands including Smithfield®, Eckrich®, Nathan’s Famous®, Farmland®, Armour®, Farmer John®, Kretschmar®, John Morrell®, Cook’s®, Gwaltney®, Carando®, Margherita®, Curly’s®, Healthy Ones®, Morliny®, Krakus® and Berlinki®. Smithfield Foods is committed to providing good food in a responsible way and maintains robust animal care, community involvement, employee safety, environmental and food safety and quality programs. For more information, visit




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