Simmons Prepared Foods Names Marie Lee New VP of Finance

Marie Lee Simmons Foods

Simmons Prepared Foods is pleased to announce the promotion of Marie Lee to Vice President of Finance from her role as Controller of Further Processing. Marie and her team will provide the financial analysis that drives performance improvements, positioning the company’s poultry operations for growth.

Marie began her career with Simmons fifteen years ago, when she was hired to create the cost accounting department for the company. Since then, her experience includes an operational position as the Controller for Siloam Springs Further Processing as well as collaborative accounting for poultry sales and marketing.  

“We’re very pleased to announce this promotion for Marie,” said Brian Dietrich, Vice President of Financial Reporting, Analysis and Control. “The combination of her industry experience and accounting expertise will play a key role in analyzing opportunities for Simmons to grow.”

Marie joined Simmons in 2001 from Sanderson Farms where she was the Accountant for a fully cooked chicken production facility. She is a graduate of Mississippi State University where she earned a BS in Accounting and Management in 1998.


About Simmons Prepared Foods

Simmons Prepared Foods is a farm to fork poultry producer based in Siloam Springs, Arkansas. Founded in 1949, Simmons is a privately owned and family-led business. Simmons is primarily a customer brand supplier of premium chicken products for the foodservice industry. Known for the ability to meet demanding specifications and for its business integrity, Simmons supplies customized products to some of the world’s largest retailers and food chains. The company is a vertically integrated producer, meaning it is dedicated to providing quality from the farm to the family dinner table.