Kim Nelson is the President of General Mills Snacks Unlimited Division, where she is responsible for the profitable growth of some of America’s favorite snack brands, including: Nature Valley Granola Bars, Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks, Pop Secret popcorn, and Chex Mix. Her portfolio of businesses contributes $1.1 billion in reported net sales to General Mills. Kim has been a corporate officer of General Mills since 2000. Her 18 year career spans leadership roles on a variety of brands including Hamburger Helper, Old El Paso, Cheerios, Wheaties, Yoplait, Nature Valley, Pop Secret, and Chex Mix. She received her MBA from Columbia University in 1988 and a B.S. in International Relations from Georgetown University in 1984.
Kim is an active member of the General Mills community and was a founding member of both the Black Champions Network and the Women in Marketing Network, organizations focused on enhancing the experiences of African Americans and women within General Mills. Kim is Chair of the Minneapolis YWCA board, and serves on the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Board. She is also a member of the Executive Leadership Council and the National Executive Women Network.