April Foster

Sensory Scientist and Chairperson of enABLE BRG, Tyson Foods

April Foster leads Sensory work across several of Tyson’s key categories. As Sensory lead, she functions as the Product Attribute Expert for her product groups, providing the cross-functional Team with consumer-based product insights to allow for more efficient and timely product development. In her Sensory role, April is most proud of her identification of and research into utilizing several new methodologies that have allowed for more nimble product launches.

In addition, April is heavily involved with Tyson’s enABLE Business Resource Group (BRG), most recently serving as Chairperson for over two years. Her passion for DE&I and the BRG has seen membership growth of over 400%, a successful rebrand from DisAbility and Accessibility to enABLE, development of multiple long-term strategic community partnerships, and most recently, a successful campaign in partnership with Total Rewards for additional Team Member benefits including Hearing Aid insurance coverage and expanded mental health offerings.

April is an Arkansas native with a passion for food, inclusion, and mentoring. In her free time, she enjoys reading of (almost) all kinds, supporting small business (shopping), and hanging out with (the coolest) kindergartner.

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