Kim Nelson

2022 Minnesota Business Hall of Fame Inductee | Independent Board Director | Former Senior VP at General Mills

Kim Nelson is the former Senior Vice President, External Relations for General Mills, where she worked for nearly 30 years. In this global C-suite role, Kim was accountable for the corporate brand, external stakeholder relations, issue and crisis management, internal and external communications, consumer relations, sustainability, philanthropy, and government/industry relations.

Previously, Kim held a series of operating roles, including serving as the President of the company’s $1.2B Snack Food Division, where she drove double-digit revenue and profit growth during her tenure. Kim was a founding member of the company’s Black Champions Network, co-founder of its Women-In-Marketing Network, and leader of its Women’s Officer Group.

Kim Nelson retired from General Mills in January 2018 and currently serves as an independent board director at Colgate-Palmolive Company, Cummins Inc., and Tate and Lyle, PLC.

Kim will join TeamWomen at our 2023 Leadership Conference to share her journey from the C-Suite to the Boardroom. For-profit board service can be a rewarding next chapter following a career as a senior business executive!

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