SPRINGDALE, ARK. — Monica McGurk has been named senior vice-president of strategy and new ventures at Tyson Foods Inc. In her new role, Ms. McGurk will manage Tyson’s strategic planning and growth efforts. She will report to Donnie Smith, chief executive officer.

Monica McGurk

Ms. McGurk most recently worked for the Coca-Cola Co. as senior vice-president of strategy, decision support and e-commerce in the company’s North American Group. Before joining Coca-Cola, she spent 19 years at McKinsey & Company, a leading management consulting firm, where she specialized in consumer and retail sectors, founded the company’s consumer innovation practice and led its consumer organization practice.

“Monica is a great fit for our company,” Mr. Smith said. “She comes to us as the result of a long career of proven performance in strategic roles, and we believe her extensive experience will help us continue to grow as a value-added food company.”

Ms. McGurk has a master’s degree in business administration from Stanford University.