General Mills: announces new appointment to its board

Minneapolis / MN. (gm) General Mills Inc. announced the election of Diane L. Neal to its board of directors effective November 05, 2018. Neal was most recently Chief Executive Officer of Sur La Table Inc., a premium-quality kitchen-goods retail company with more than 100 stores, until her retirement in 2017. Before her time with Sur La Table, Neal served with L Brands, Inc. where she was Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer of Bath + Body Works, and has previously held leadership roles at Gap Inc. and Target Corporation. Neal brings strong consumer understanding from her time across these large and global retailers. As consumers rapidly evolve the way they buy their food, Neal’s E-commerce experience will also help General Mills further enhance its growing capabilities and leading advantage in this space. Neal’s appointment reflects General Mills’ thoughtful approach to board succession. The company continues to prioritize directors with world-class qualifications and experiences, and who represent diverse backgrounds and perspectives. Neal’s board election makes her the fifth woman to currently sit on the General Mills Board of Directors.

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