Kim Nelson

by LP Green, II
Kim Nelson
Senior Vice President, External Relations & President, General Mills Foundation
General Mills, Inc.

Kim Nelson is Senior Vice President, External Relations, and President, General Mills Foundation for General Mills, Inc.

In this role, Nelson oversees the company’s relationships with key external constituencies, including policy makers, industry associations, NGOs and the
media. She is responsible for the company’s global corporate communications, government relations, corporate social responsibility/sustainability, philanthropy and volunteerism.

Nelson was previously President of General Mills Snacks Division from 2004-2010 where she was responsible for the profitable growth of brands such as
Nature Valley, Fiber One, Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks, Bugles and Chex Mix. She was named Senior Vice President in 2008. Nelson’s 27-year career in marketing spans leadership roles on a variety of brands including Cheerios, Wheaties and Yoplait.

Nelson is an active member of the General Mills community and was a founding member of both the Black Champions Network and the Women in Marketing Network. In the Twin Cities, Nelson co-chairs the Generation Next Partnership and serves on the Northside Achievement Zone. Nelson is also a member of the National Executive Women’s Network.

Nelson holds her MBA from Columbia University and a B.S. in International Relations from Georgetown University.

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