Tyson Foods has named Amy Tu executive vice president and general counsel, effective Dec. 1, 2017.

Tu joins Tyson from The Boeing Company, where she most recently served as chief counsel for global law affairs. She has more than 20 years of international experience and will report directly to President and Chief Executive Officer Tom Hayes.

Tu will succeed David Van Bebber, who joined Tyson in May 1986 as part of the Lane Processing acquisition and has served in this role since May 2008. Van Bebber will continue his employment with the company through May 11, 2018, to ensure a smooth transition.