Kimberly A. Nelson

Senior Vice President, External Relations; President, General Mills Foundation

  • Education

    Georgetown University, B.S., 1984
    Columbia University, MBA, 1988
  • Boards

    Congressional Black Caucus Foundation

Kim Nelson is senior vice president of External Relations, and president of the General Mills Foundation.

She assumed her senior vice president role in September 2010, and leadership of the Foundation in June 2011.

Nelson previously was president of the General Mills Snacks Unlimited division, where she was responsible for the profitable growth of some of America’s favorite snack brands, including Nature Valley granola bars, Betty Crocker fruit snacks and Chex Mix. 

She has been a corporate officer of General Mills since 2000.  Her career spans leadership roles for brands including Hamburger Helper, Old El Paso, Cheerios, Wheaties, Yoplait, Nature Valley and Chex Mix. 

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. Those organizations focus on enhancing the experiences of African-Americans and women within General Mills. 

Nelson is also a member of the Executive Leadership Council and the National Executive Women's Network.