University of Wisconsin, B.S., finance
University of Minnesota, MBA
Mary Jo Ekman is senior vice president, Finance, for General Mills U.S. Retail Operations.
Ekman is responsible for partnering with the chief operating officer of U.S. Retail on segment strategy and plan execution.
Also, she is accountable for U.S. Retail plan delivery and all its financial operations and controls.
Ekman joined General Mills in 1986 and has held positions in areas that include sales, supply chain, corporate development, Yoplait, the meals, Big G cereals and the international segment.
She also led a comprehensive restructuring of the U.S. operations.