Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Steven A. Cahillane
Steven Cahillane joined Kellogg Company in October 2017 as Chief Executive Officer. He became Chairman of the Board on March 16, 2018. He is also a member of the company’s Board of Directors.

Prior to Kellogg, in 2014, Mr. Cahillane assumed the role of President and Chief Executive Officer at The Nature’s Bounty Co., the largest global pure-play manufacturer, marketer and specialty retailer of health and wellness products. In this role, he successfully aligned the company with key health and wellness trends, established a thriving eCommerce division and created significant shareholder value.

Prior to Nature’s Bounty, Mr. Cahillane spent seven years with The Coca-Cola Company, most recently as President of Coca-Cola Americas, the global beverage maker’s largest business with $25 billion in sales. Prior to Coca-Cola, Mr. Cahillane spent eight years with AB lnBev, the world’s largest brewing company, in various senior leadership roles including Chief Commercial Officer, in which he led commercial strategy, global marketing, sponsorships, innovation and research following the 2004 merger of lnterbrew and AmBev.

Mr. Cahillane sits on the Boards of Northwestern University, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Purpose Built Communities and The Consumer Goods Forum.

Mr. Cahillane holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Northwestern University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Harvard University.
Stephanie Ann Burns
Stephanie Burns, Ph.D., has served as a member of Kellogg Company’s Board of Directors since February 2014. Dr. Burns chairs the Audit Committee and also serves on the Executive Committee and Nominating & Governance Committee.

Dr. Burns served as Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Dow Corning Corporation until her retirement in 2011.

Dr. Burns has significant business insight and experience in global innovation as a result of her long-standing career in scientific research and management. She was instrumental in spearheading Dow Corning’s investments in emerging markets, including China, India, Russia, Turkey, and Vietnam.

Dr. Burns served as Dow Corning’s first Director of Women’s Health and is the former Chairman of the American Chemical Council. She served on President Obama’s President’s Export Council, and has been on the Forbes magazine 100 Most Powerful Women list for several years.
Carter A. Cast
Carter Cast joined the Kellogg Company’s Board of Directors in June 2017. Mr. Cast serves on the Audit Committee and the Social Responsibility and Public Policy Committee.

Mr. Cast is currently a venture partner at Pritzker Group Venture Capital and is on faculty at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, where he is a clinical professor teaching entrepreneurship, innovation and marketing.

Mr. Cast served as CEO of the online retail company, Hayneedle, Inc., from September 2007 until June 2011. Mr. Cast brings vast experience in the digital arena, previously helping to build and then lead Walmart.com, as its CEO. Prior to 2000, he led the launch of the Blue Nile brand, the leading online jewelry retailer and also served as the Chief Marketing Officer at eBay. He also has previously served as the Vice President of Product Marketing and Marketing Communications at Electronic Arts.

Mr. Cast has significant leadership experience as well at other Fortune 500 companies, including PepsiCo where he was a marketing executive, and Frito-Lay where he managed its $1.5 billion tortilla chip category.

Mr. Cast serves on the board of directors of the Family Action Network and SMS Assist, Inc. He is also the author of the book, The Right (and Wrong) Stuff: How Brilliant Careers are Made – and Unmade, which Business Insider called “one of 17 must-read books of 2018.”

Mr. Cast received a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Stanford University and completed his Master’s in Business Administration from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management with a focus on Strategy and Marketing.
Richard W. Dreiling
Richard Dreiling has served as a member of Kellogg Company’s Board of Directors since June 2016. Mr. Dreiling serves on the Audit Committee and Social Responsibility & Public Policy Committee.

Mr. Dreiling previously served as Chief Executive Officer of Dollar General Corporation from January 2008 until his retirement in June 2015. He was also Chairman of Dollar General from December 2008 to January 2016, and served as Senior Advisor from June 2015 to January 2016. Prior to joining Dollar General, he served as Chief Executive Officer, President and a Director of Duane Reade Holdings, Inc. and Duane Reade Inc., from November 2005 to January 2008, and as Chairman of Duane Reade from March 2007 until January 2008. Beginning in March 2005, Mr. Dreiling served as Executive Vice President-Chief Operating Officer of Longs Drug Stores Corporation, after having joined Longs in July 2003. Prior to that, he served as Executive Vice President-Marketing, Manufacturing and Distribution at Safeway, Inc. from 2000 to 2003.

He has more than 40 years of diverse retail industry experience in consumer discount, drug store and grocery sectors. He spent 34 years with Safeway, Inc. in roles spanning marketing, manufacturing, distribution, merchandising and retail operations.

Mr. Dreiling serves on the boards of Lowe’s Companies Inc., Aramark and PulteGroup Inc.

Mr. Dreiling received a Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Relations from Rockhurst University, Kansas City, Missouri.
G. Zachary Gund
G. Zachary Gund has served as a member of Kellogg Company’s Board of Directors since December 2014. Mr. Gund chairs the Manufacturing Committee and also serves on the Compensation & Talent Management Committee, Nominating & Governance Committee and Executive Committee.

Mr. Gund is a Managing Partner of Coppermine Capital, LLC, a firm he founded in 2001. His work has spanned both the manufacturing and service industries, including food manufacturing. He is Chairman of Coppermine Bakery Holdings, which supplies wholesale fresh baked goods to the convenience store market under the Bake Fresh name.

In addition, Mr. Gund is Chairman of CC/CPG Hold Company, which owns two health care services firms; and Chairman of Swan Fabrics, which services the indoor/outdoor furniture textile market. He is also a Board member for Agile Magnetics, a manufacturer of customer transformers and inductors. His previous experience includes business development for Ucentric Systems, a home networking company later acquired by Motorola.
James M. Jenness
James (Jim) Jenness has been a member of Kellogg Company's Board of Directors since July 2000. He served as Chairman of the Board from February 2005 until July 2014.

Mr. Jenness also served as the company’s Chief Executive Officer from February 2005 until December 31, 2006.

As a member of the Board of Directors, Mr. Jenness is a member of the Manufacturing Committee and Social Responsibility & Public Policy Committee.

Before this role, Mr. Jenness served as Chief Executive Officer of Integrated Merchandising Systems, LLC. Prior to that, he served as Vice Chairman and Chief Operating Officer of Leo Burnett Company. He also served as a member of its Board of Directors and Executive Committee.

Mr. Jenness earned a Bachelor's degree in marketing and a Master of Business Administration from DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois, where, in 2006, he was awarded a Doctor of Humane Letters degree. He serves on the DePaul College of Commerce Advisory Council and as a member of DePaul’s Board of Trustees.

Mr. Jenness is a member of the Board of Directors of Kimberly-Clark Corporation and serves as a member of Prestige Brand Holdings Board of Directors. He is also Senior Director of Children’s Memorial Hospital and Director of Mercy Home for Boys and Girls.
Donald R. Knauss
Donald Knauss has served as a member of Kellogg Company’s Board of Directors since November 2007. Mr. Knauss is Lead Director and chairs the Nominating & Governance Committee. He also serves on the Audit Committee, Compensation & Talent Management Committee and Executive Committee.

Mr. Knauss retired as Executive Chairman of the Board of The Clorox Company, effective July 1, 2015. He had served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer from 2006 to 2014.

Prior to joining Clorox, Mr. Knauss spent 12 years with The Coca-Cola Company. He joined the company in 1994 as Senior Vice President of Marketing for The Minute Maid Company, and, in 1996, was promoted to Senior Vice President and General Manager for Minute Maid's U.S. retail operations. Beginning in 1998, he served nearly two years managing Coca-Cola's businesses in 10 countries of Southern Africa. In 2000, he was named President and Chief Executive Officer of The Minute Maid Company. He became President and Chief Operating Officer of Coca-Cola North America in 2004.

Mr. Knauss previously held a variety of positions in marketing and sales with the Frito-Lay and Tropicana divisions of PepsiCo, Inc. He began his business career as a brand manager in the paper products division at Procter & Gamble. Prior to that, he served as an officer of the United States Marine Corps.

Mr. Knauss sits on the Board of Directors of Target Corporation, McKesson Corporation and on the Economic Advisory Council of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco.

Mr. Knauss has a long-standing commitment to promoting workplace equality and embracing diversity. In 2006, he received The Jackie Robinson Foundation's ROBIE Award for industry achievement.

Mr. Knauss serves on the Marine Corps University Foundation Board of Trustees. In 2007, Mr. Knauss and his wife Ellie launched the Knauss Scholars Program. The program provides 15 children of Clorox employees with tuition awards toward a four-year program at an accredited college, university, vocational or technical school program.

Mr. Knauss holds a Bachelor's degree in history from Indiana University.
Mary A. Laschinger
Mary Laschinger has been a member of Kellogg Company’s Board of Directors since 2012. Ms. Laschinger chairs the Compensation & Talent Management Committee. She also serves on the Executive Committee and Nominating & Governance Committee.

Ms. Laschinger is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Veritiv Corporation, a leading North American distribution solutions company.

Previously, Ms. Laschinger was Senior Vice President at International Paper and President of xpedx, International Paper’s former distribution division, a position she held for four years.

During her career at International Paper, Ms. Laschinger held other leadership positions including Senior Vice President and President of International Paper Europe, Middle East, Africa and Russia; Vice President and General Manager of Wood Products; Vice President of Pulp businesses, as well as other senior leadership roles in Sales, Marketing, Manufacturing, and Supply Chain.

Prior to joining International Paper in 1992, Ms. Laschinger held various positions in Sales, Marketing, Manufacturing and Supply Chain at James River Corporation and Kimberly-Clark Corporation.

Ms. Laschinger is a member of the Board of Directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, serves on the Executive Committee of the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, and is a former Lead Director of Ilim Group, Russia’s largest pulp and paper company.

Ms. Laschinger holds a Bachelor's degree in business from the University of Wisconsin and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Connecticut. Ms. Laschinger also completed postgraduate studies in executive management at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
Cynthia Hardin Milligan
Cynthia Milligan has served as a member of Kellogg Company’s Board of Directors since February 2013. Ms. Milligan chairs the Social Responsibility & Public Policy Committee, and also serves on the Manufacturing Committee and Executive Committee.

Ms. Milligan is the Dean Emeritus of the College of Business Administration at University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Prior to her tenure with the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, Ms. Milligan was President and Chief Executive Officer of Cynthia Milligan & Associates, a consulting group to financial institutions. Prior to that, she served as Director of Banking and Finance for the State of Nebraska. She was also a Senior Partner in the law firm of Rembolt, Ludtke, Parker, Milligan & Berger, and an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University Law Center and the University of Nebraska College of Law, specializing in taxation and banking law.

Ms. Milligan also practiced law in Washington, D.C. for Arent, Fox, Kintner, Plotkin & Kahn for seven years after graduating from law school. In addition, she previously served as a Director of the Kansas City Federal Reserve Omaha Branch.

Ms. Milligan is a Trustee and former Chairman of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. She serves on the board of Calvert Funds.

Ms. Milligan graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Kansas, where she received her Bachelor’s degree. She was awarded her Juris Doctorate with Honors from George Washington University National Law Center.
La June Montgomery Tabron
La June Montgomery Tabron is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. She joined Kellogg Company’s Board of Directors in February 2014. Ms. Montgomery serves on the Manufacturing Committee and Social Responsibility & Public Policy Committee.

At the W.K Kellogg Foundation, Ms. Montgomery Tabron oversees the organization’s work ensuring optimal child development by focusing on educated and healthy kids, and secure families, as well as its commitments to community and civic engagements, and racial equality. During her 30-year career with the Foundation, she has been involved in all aspects of its operations, most recently as Executive Vice President for Operations and Chief Financial Officer.

Ms. Montgomery Tabron serves as a Director on the Detroit Workforce Development Board and the Alumni Association of the University of Michigan. She serves as a board member for many community organizations, including Battle Creek Community Health Partners and Bronson Methodist Hospital.

She is a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Management Accountant.
Carolyn M. Tastad
Carolyn Tastad has served as a member of Kellogg Company's Board of Directors since December 2015. Ms. Tastad serves on the Manufacturing Committee and Compensation & Talent Management Committee.

Ms. Tastad is Group President, Procter & Gamble North America and is responsible for the company's business in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico. Ms. Tastad's 30+ year career at Procter & Gamble has included roles in acquisition integration, sales and general management. She has held responsibilities at both global and regional levels, living in the U.S., Canada and Switzerland.

Ms. Tastad serves on the boards of the Grocery Manufacturers Association and Cincinnati Museum Center.

Ms. Tastad received a Bachelor's degree in Commerce from the University of Saskatchewan in Canada.
Noel R. Wallace
Noel Wallace has served as a member of Kellogg Company’s Board of Directors since October 2015. Mr. Wallace serves on the Audit Committee and Compensation & Talent Management Committee.

Mr. Wallace is currently Chief Operating Officer, Global Innovation & Growth and Hill's Pet Nutrition, Colgate-Palmolive. He began his consumer products career at Colgate-Palmolive in 1987, and has nearly 30 years of experience building, growing and transforming businesses within the company and in emerging markets including Turkey, Russia, Poland, Mexico, South Africa, Puerto Rico and Uruguay. In 2013, he became President of Colgate Latin America before assuming his current role in 2016.

Mr. Wallace serves on the nonprofit board of Project Sunshine, and previously served on the boards of American Cleaning Institute, Personal Care Product Council, and American Chamber of Commerce in Poland and Mexico.

Mr. Wallace received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance from Texas A & M University, College Station, Texas.

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