Minneapolis / MN. (gm) General Mills Inc. said that Lois E. Quam has resigned from the company´s board of directors. Quam is joining the United States Department of State, where she will assume a newly created leadership role with responsibility for global health initiatives. «We will miss Lois, and the significant knowledge and experience that she brought to our board, but we are delighted that she will be serving the United States in this important role», said General Mills Chairman and CEO Ken Powell. Quam had served as a General Mills director since 2007. With her resignation, the company´s board will have 13 directors.