Iowa State University, bachelor's degree
University of Minnesota, Juris Doctor, 1989
Richard Allendorf is general counsel and secretary of General Mills, overseeing the General Mills Law department.
For two years starting in 2012, Allendorf was vice president, deputy general counsel, International, responsible for the development of legal strategies and the management of legal matters for the International division.
He also oversaw the company's global ethics and compliance program.
Previously, he led the legal team supporting the U.S. Retail business and Consumer Foods Sales.
Before joining General Mills in 1998, he was in private practice with the firm Shearman and Sterling in New York City. He later joined the Minneapolis firm of Mackall, Crounse and Moore.
Allendorf worked in finance at General Electric after earning his bachelor's degree at Iowa State University.