It’s not every day you see your colleagues barefoot, gracefully gliding atop SPAM® brand skateboards at Hormel Foods. However, this activity was perfectly acceptable for Cassie Moore, as she had just been awarded the first Pride of the Jersey recipient at the Bentonville (Ark.) sales office.
P.J. Connor, senior vice president of sales, along with Tony Hoffman and Randy Simonson, who collectively head up the Walmart and Sam’s Club sales team, jointly made the decision to recognize Cassie.
Cassie is no stranger to Hormel Foods. In fact, she just celebrated 15 years with the company in April. She has held several roles in the consumer product sales (CPS) division, and is currently a customer business manager for CPS where she handles part of the grocery portfolio for Walmart Supercenters, focusing primarily on SPAM® brand and SKIPPY® peanut butter product lines. This, she says, is the most rewarding part of her job.
“I am fortunate that Hormel Foods trusts me to handle two growth leaders in the grocery products division at Walmart: SPAM® brand and SKIPPY® peanut butter. When our business with Walmart grows, Hormel Foods typically grows as well,” she says.
Connor presented her with the jersey last month: “Cassie epitomizes the values and cultural beliefs of the organization and brings inspiration, persistence and a winning attitude to work each and every day,” he said. “She consistently delivers business results, asks“what else can I do”- and is often helping others both in and outside the office solve issues and challenges they might be facing.”
Cassie is originally from Tennessee, but started her Hormel Foods career in Dallas as a sales representative in Grocery Products. Staying with the company, she moved throughout Texas, to upstate New York in Albany, and even Detroit. She now resides in Bentonville, Ark., with her husband of 10 years, Matt, and two kids, Presley, 5, and Clayton, 2.
Cassie is very involved in her church as faith is a big part of her family. She also loves spending time with kids and volunteering at the Northwest Arkansas Children’s Shelter.
One specific inspirational project Cassie lead was a charity event at the Northwest Arkansas Children’s Shelter. Cassie worked with the shelter, the local Hormel Foods team, and the Educational DISC Golf Association in the community to create a permanent Frisbee golf course on the children’s shelter property.
“Not only did this provide a tremendous activity area for so many traumatized children, but it also showed the commitment Hormel Foods and our brands have to improving their unique situations every day as each hole has a Hormel Foods brand sponsorship attached,” Connor says.
Cassie is also involved with the Network of Executive Women. This is the largest women’s leadership organization in the United States, which Hormel Foods is a national sponsor of. Through this she is inspired to transform the industry’s workplace for women through the power of her community. She has worked her way up the organization and is now an officer in local Northwest Arkansas Chapter of over 1,000 members.
“I truly work with the most talented individuals. I work with the best of the best.”
What inspires Cassie? The culture and the people of Hormel Foods.
“The people are what make me stay,” she says. “I feel so fortunate to work for Hormel Foods.”
The jersey is currently hanging in her office, but she paraded it around with pride the day she received it.
“I was honored and humbled to be the recipient, and understand it’s an outstanding accomplishment,” she says. “I was especially honored to receive it out the Bentonville office, because I truly work with the most talented individuals. I work with the best of the best.”