John R. Tyson, the great grandson of Tyson Foods founder, graduated from Stanford business school with an MBA in 2019. He was then hired at Tyson foods as Vice President of strategy and chief sustainability officer. In September 2022, he was promoted to CFO, a position he began, at age 32, in October 2022.
On November 6, 2022, a female resident of Fayetteville, Arkansas woke up to find said John Tyson asleep in one of her bedrooms. The homeowner, who does not know Mr. Tyson, called the police who came scurrying. The police persuaded Mr. Tyson to wake up. Mr. Tyson tried, but the spirit was willing and the flesh was weak.
Reeking of alcohol, the lad was escorted out of the house to Washington County Detention Center, presumably to sleep it off. He was released on Sunday evening and issued an apology:
“I am embarrassed for personal conduct that is inconsistent with my personal values, the company’s values, and the high expectations we hold for each other here at Tyson Foods.”
Patricia Thomas, “Tyson CFO Held on Charge of Home Trespass,” Wall Street Journal, November 8, 2022, p. B1
Mr. Tyson is getting counseling on alcohol usage. Yes, choosing the wrong house for one’s homecoming may be rock bottom. The youngest CFO serving at an S & P or Fortune 500 firm has some drying out and growing up to do. The family may want to reconsider its promoting-from-within-policy and look without. Preferably for someone whose frat days are behind him.