Turkey producing company Butterball has promoted Suzanne Griffin to the newly created role of chief risk officer, in addition to her current roles as senior vice president and general counsel.

Griffin’s appointment now aligns the company’s risk management initiatives across all departments, the company announced.

Griffin has served as Butterball’s senior vice president, general counsel, and secretary since joining the company in 2012. She has a broad legal background in agriculture, industry and finance, providing legal advice to senior management and working closely with the business lines on business and commercial issues. In her new role, Griffin will assume direct responsibility for environmental and workplace safety management as well as providing oversight for other risk related-issues. 

“Suzanne has done an excellent job providing consultative support in various areas of risk management and, given the complexity of our business, we feel there is a need to centralize these activities under one umbrella,” said Butterball Chief Executive Officer Jay Jandrain. “She and her new team will work to align her functions with the company’s strategic priorities, focusing on improved processes.”