Leadership biographies

Michele Meyer

Michele S. Meyer

Sr. Vice President; President, Meals

As president of the Meals division, Michele Meyer has responsibility for overseeing business operations of five meal categories: Hamburger Helper, Wanchai Ferry and Macaroni Grill dinner mixes, Old El Paso Mexican products, Progresso soups and ingredients, Green Giant vegetables, and Betty Crocker side dishes.

Previous to this role, she was appointed president of General Mills’ Small Planet Foods division in June 2007. 


Vanderbilt University, bachelor's degree, 1986

University of Texas, MBA 1988

With Small Planet, she was responsible for leading the marketing and business plans for Cascadian Farm and Muir Glen organic brands.

Meyer also has served as vice president and marketing director in the Big G cereal division for strategic growth channels and adult cereal. 

She began her career at General Mills in 1988 in the Big G division and has since worked in various marketing and sales leadership positions throughout the company, including the Bakeries & Foodservice division, Shopper Marketing department, and Cereal Partners Worldwide – General Mills’ joint venture with Nestlé.

Meyer was promoted to senior vice president in 2014.


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Richard Allendorf
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Y. Marc Belton
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Gary Chu
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John Church
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David Clark
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David E. Dudick Sr.
Senior Vice President; President, General Mills Canada

Peter Erickson
Executive Vice President, Innovation, Technology and Quality

Olivier Faujour
Vice President; President, Yoplait International

Jeffrey L. Harmening
Executive Vice President; Chief Operating Officer, U.S. Retail

David P. Homer
Senior Vice President; President, General Mills Canada

Christina Law
Vice President; President, Asia, Middle East and Africa region

Michele S. Meyer
Sr. Vice President; President, Meals

Donal L. Mulligan
Executive Vice President; Chief Financial Officer

James H. Murphy
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Kimberly A. Nelson
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Elizabeth Nordlie
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Jonathon J. Nudi
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Rebecca L. O'Grady
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Shawn P. O'Grady
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Christopher D. O'Leary
Executive Vice President; Chief Operating Officer, International

Bethany C. Quam
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Roderick A. Palmore
Executive Vice President; General Counsel; Chief Compliance and Risk Management Officer, and Secretary

Ann W.H. Simonds
Senior Vice President; Chief Marketing Officer

Anton Vincent
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Sean N. Walker
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Jacqueline R. Williams-Roll
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Kristen Wenker
Senior Vice President; Financial Operations

Keith A. Woodward
Senior Vice President; Financial Operations

Jerry Young
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