Kimberly A. Nelson

by Justin Cates
Kimberly A. Nelson
Former Senior Vice President, External Relations
General Mills
Serves on Board of Directors for: Colgate-Palmolive Company, Cummins Inc., Tate & Lyle PLC

Kimberly A. Nelson is the former Senior Vice President, External Relations of General Mills.

In this role, Nelson executed a global corporate re-branding, managed crisis communications, developed and executed an integrated, high impact sustainability strategy and advanced the company’s global influence with key external stakeholder relations.

Nelson worked for General Mills Inc. for nearly 30 years. During her career, she held several senior brand and general management roles, including serving as President of the $1.2B Snack Food Division where she led the fastest growing U.S. operating division in General Mills, generating +10% annual sales growth. In previous roles, she drove overall strategy development, business planning, advertising, sales & promotions development and new product initiatives.

Nelson graduated with a Bachelor of Science in International Relations from Georgetown University and an MBA in Marketing from Columbia University.

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