Featured Member

Niki Mann MS, RDN, SNS

Niki Mann, is currently the Research & Development Associate Director for the K-12 and Commercial Chain businesses at Tyson Foods, Inc.  She is responsible for managing a team of Food Scientists that develop new products and maintain existing products for the K-12 School Business as well as restaurant chain accounts.  Niki has worked at Tyson Foods, Inc. for 13 years.
Prior to working at Tyson, Niki earned a bachelor of science degree in poultry science and one in dietetics from the University of Arkansas.  She continued at the University of Arkansas and obtained her master’s degree in poultry science followed by a dietetic internship at Tulane University.  Niki is a Registered Dietitian, Certified Culinary Scientist, and School Nutrition Specialist.
Why I love my job: As a leader in R&D, I feel my major responsibility is to my team members each day.  I want to make sure they have what they need to be successful in all aspects of their career.  No one day is the same for me, each day holds it’s own unique challenges and opportunities which is what makes my job so fun! 
**Editor's Note: Niki was recently featured in Meat & Poultry for her work at the Innovation Hub at Tyson Foods' Discovery Center. She is a great asset to ArAND and we are thrilled she is a member. Congratulations Niki!!
Posted by Alicia Landry at 9:33 AM