SPRINGDALE, ARK. – Dan Turton has joined Tyson Foods, Inc. as senior vice president of global government affairs, effective June 29.

Mr. Turton will be based in Washington, D.C., and lead global government relations for Tyson Foods. He will report to Amy Tu, executive vice president and general counsel.

Most recently, Mr. Turton was a senior advisor to the US House of Representative Committee on Rules. He also served as vice president of North American Public Policy at General Motors, where he managed all the auto maker’s federal and regulatory public policy strategies and led state and local teams across the United States, Canada and Mexico.

Mr. Turton’s prior roles include vice president of federal government affairs at Entergy Corp. and deputy assistant to the President, White House Office of Legislative Affairs during the Obama administration.

“Dan is well-respected across the political spectrum,” Ms. Tu said. “He brings nearly three decades of experience in government affairs and public policy to this role, including time spent working in corporate and government positions on Capitol Hill, in the White House, and with General Motors. I am confident that he will complement the strength of our existing team, enrich our perspective and further our dialogue with policymakers and other important stakeholders.”