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Board of Directors Board of Directors

Ralph C. Stayer
Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer
Johnsonville Sausage, LLC
Elected in 2002
Audit Committee
Finance Committee

As the leader of a successful consumer-focused private enterprise, Mr. Stayer brings extensive management experience to the Board in the areas of effective competition, production, distribution, marketing, and financial matters. Additionally, Mr. Stayer’s writing, teaching, and consulting work relating to organizational development and leadership enable him to provide our management and Board with advice and guidance in relation to strategic, organizational, and individual development.


Chairman, Johnsonville Sausage, LLC, a maker of sausage products, since 1980; President and Chief Executive Officer of Johnsonville Sausage, LLC, 1980 to 2015; Founder of Leadership Dynamics, a consulting firm; Member of the Board of Trustees of Boston College; Director of Hometown Bank; and Trustee of the Baylor Art Museum.