Leadership biographies

Marc Belton, General Mills

Y. Marc Belton*

Executive Vice President, Global Strategy, Growth and Marketing Innovation

As executive vice president, Global Strategy, Growth and Marketing Innovation, Marc Belton provides vision and leadership of several important areas for General Mills.

They include overall responsibility for the company’s Global Strategy; analysis, development and pursuit of future growth opportunities, including acquisitions; and leadership of the General Mills global marketing functions, including Gcom, Consumer Insights, Centralized Customer Marketing, and the company’s strategic health and wellness initiatives.


Dartmouth College, bachelor's degree, economics, 1981

University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business, MBA, 1983

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Prior to his current role, as executive vice president, he had oversight responsibilities for Yoplait, General Mills Canada, and New Business Development.

Since joining General Mills in 1983 as a marketing assistant, Belton has held positions with increasing responsibility throughout the company, including president of Snacks Unlimited.

Belton was also president of New Ventures, where he was responsible for a multidisciplinary team that identified and executed strategies to capitalize on new growth opportunities, and president of the Big G Cereal division.

Belton was elected a General Mills vice president in 1991 and senior vice president in 1994.

Belton is a member of the Executive Leadership Council in Washington, D.C. He has received numerous awards and recognition including being named one of corporate America’s most powerful African-American executives by Fortune and Black Enterprise magazines. 

* member of senior leadership team


Kendall J. Powell
Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Richard Allendorf
Senior Vice President, Deputy General Counsel

Y. Marc Belton
Executive Vice President, Global Strategy, Growth and Marketing Innovation

Gary Chu
Senior Vice President; President, Greater China

John Church
Executive Vice President, Supply Chain

David Clark
Vice President; President, Yoplait USA

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
Senior Vice President, President Big G Cereals

Kimberly A. Nelson
Senior Vice President, External Relations; President, General Mills Foundation

Elizabeth Nordlie
Vice President; President, Baked Goods

Jonathon J. Nudi
Senior Vice President; President, Europe, Australia and New Zealand

Rebecca L. O'Grady
Vice President; President, Häagen-Dazs

Shawn P. O'Grady
Senior Vice President; President, Sales and Channel Development

Christopher D. O'Leary
Executive Vice President; Chief Operating Officer, International

Bethany C. Quam
Vice President; President, Convenience & Foodservice

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
Vice President; President, Snacks

Sean N. Walker
Senior Vice President; President, Latin America

Jacqueline R. Williams-Roll
Senior Vice President, Global Human Resources Operations

Kristen Wenker
Senior Vice President; Financial Operations

Keith A. Woodward
Senior Vice President; Financial Operations

Jerry Young
Vice President, Controller