Patrick Townsend

Patrick Townsend is a seasoned Human Resources professional with over 25 years of progressive Human Resources experience including Human Resources Information Systems and implementations, Labor Relations, Employee Relations, Compensation, Performance Management, Succession Planning, Talent Acquisition, and Workforce Development.

Mr. Townsend is currently the Director of Human Resources Administration for Mountaire Farms and has spent the last 14 years as a Human Resources leader with the company.   His experience at Mountaire includes creating the Company’s Management Trainee and Internship programs, leading a companywide HRIS transformation project and developing a variety of workforce development initiatives. Prior to Mountaire, Mr. Townsend spent nearly 20 years in Operations and as a Human Resources professional in the Animal Health vaccine and pharmaceutical industry with Intervet and Schering Plough Animal Health.  Patrick holds a bachelor’s degree in Biology with a minor in Chemistry from Salisbury University and later pursued a Master’s in Human Resources Management from Wilmington College.

Mountaire Farms Inc. is a 100-plus-year-old vertically integrated food production company providing employment for nearly 10,000 people at facilities in Arkansas, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, and North Carolina.  The Company is the fourth largest poultry company in the United States, is family owned and is dedicated to giving back to the communities where we do business.

Patrick and his wife Terry have a daughter and son, and they live in Salisbury, MD with their handsome golden retriever – Finley.