AUSTIN, MINN. — Pierre Lilly has been named senior vice president and chief compliance officer at Hormel Foods Corp. In his new role, Mr. Lilly will be responsible for overseeing compliance, risk and ethics within the organization, and ensuring compliance with laws, regulatory requirements, policies and procedures. He will report to James P. Snee, chairman, president and chief executive officer.

Mr. Lilly most recently was director of internal audit at Hormel since February 2016. In that role, he was responsible for the evaluation of operational and financial processes and controls. Additionally, he has developed and led strategic compliance activities within the organization.

Prior to joining Hormel, Mr. Lilly held audit and compliance leadership positions with National Express Corp. and Navistar International, along with audit roles at several other Fortune 500 companies, including McDonald’s. He began his career as a senior auditor at Grant Thornton.

“Hormel Foods has long been committed to conducting our business with the highest level of integrity and in full compliance with the laws and regulations that govern our operations around the globe,” Mr. Snee said. “Pierre’s qualifications, along with his proven track record of leadership within Hormel Foods, make him the ideal person to take on this new role. Pierre has extensive experience leading internal audit and compliance, and I am confident that he will be successful in leading our comprehensive companywide compliance program.”

Mr. Lilly received a bachelor's degree in accounting from Langston University. He is a certified public accountant as well as a certified fraud examiner. He is also a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.