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Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) announced today that the board of directors has appointed Marschall I. Smith senior vice president, general counsel and secretary, effective July 30, 2012. He replaces David Smith who previously announced his intention to retire, after 31 years with the company.
Marschall Smith joins ADM from 3M Company, where he was senior vice president, legal affairs, and general counsel. He will report to Chairman, CEO and President, Patricia A. Woertz.
“Marschall is a great addition to our leadership team,” said Woertz. “He’s had an impressive breadth of relevant experience during his 20 years as general counsel for large corporations. He’s a strong strategist and will be an excellent advisor for our organization.”
About Marschall Smith
In 2007, Marschall Smith joined 3M Company as senior vice president, legal affairs, and general counsel, where he led the legal affairs team and was responsible for government affairs, ethics and environmental matters. Prior joining 3M, Smith served as general counsel at Brunswick Corporation; Digitas, Inc.; and IMC Global, Inc. He served in the law departments of Baxter Healthcare and ICI Americas, and began his career in private practice. Smith earned a bachelor’s degree in history from Princeton University, a Juris Doctor from the University of Virginia, and an MBA from the University of Chicago; and he served in the United States Marine Corps.
For more than a century, the people of Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) have transformed crops into products that serve vital needs. Today, 30,000 ADM employees around the globe convert oilseeds, corn, wheat and cocoa into products for food, animal feed, industrial and energy uses. With more than 265 processing plants, 400 crop procurement facilities, and the world’s premier crop transportation network, ADM helps connect the harvest to the home in more than 160 countries. For more information about ADM and its products, visit