15 Minutes With Hormel Foods' General Counsel

By Michele Gorman (November 18, 2019, 1:19 PM EST) -- Lori Marco said she accidentally "found her calling" as a lawyer. After receiving a bachelor's degree in biology and chemistry, then working as an environmental consultant, she returned to the University of Minnesota with plans to pursue a joint degree in conservation and law.

Lori Marco

Currently: Senior vice president of external affairs and general counsel, Hormel Foods Corp.

Previously: Associate, Briggs and Morgan

Law school: University of Minnesota Law School

Once classes started, Marco said she was "baffled by law school," adding, "I had no idea what was going on in constitutional law."

But she toughed it out, earning the highest grade in...

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