Muscatine, Iowa — Patricia Kent Walker has been elected to the Kent Corporation Board of Directors. She fills a role formerly held by her father, Harold L. Kent, who recently resigned from the Board as part of a succession planning process. Mr. Kent has been involved with Kent Corporation for over 62 years. In addition, he was self-employed for over 34 years in the citrus grove and nursery business in Lutz, Florida.
Patricia Kent Walker, daughter of Harold and JoAnn Kent, resides in Tampa Florida. Ms. Walker has held roles with the University of South Florida and positions at Kennesaw Community College, The Jimmy Carter Center, and Rollins, Inc., all in Georgia. Ms. Walker currently serves as President of Lakeshore Enterprises LLC., and serves on the Board of Directors of Galcom USA and The Kent Family Foundation; all in Tampa, Florida.
“I am extremely proud of my father’s service and dedication to Kent Corporation. I will continue the tradition of our family’s commitment to the business,” said Walker. “Kent Corporation has a group of extremely dedicated employees; I am very pleased to support them in the continued growth of the organization.”
Kent Corporation is a diversified family owned corporation with operating subsidiaries involved in corn wet milling, the production of animal feeds, and the manufacturing of food products. Operating subsidiaries of Kent Corporation include Grain Processing Corporation, Kent Nutrition Group, Kent Precision Foods Group, and Kent Pet Group.