Celeste A. Clark, Ph.D. has served as a director since February 2021. Dr. Clark has been the principal of Abraham Clark Consulting, LLC, a consulting firm, since November 2011 and consults on nutrition and health policy, regulatory affairs and leadership development. Dr. Clark is also an adjunct professor in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition at Michigan State University, where she has served in such position since January 2012. She previously served as Senior Vice President, Global Policy and External Affairs of Kellogg Company, a food manufacturing company, and was the Chief Sustainability Officer until she retired in 2011. She was a member of the Global Executive Management Team and had an accomplished career spanning nearly 35 years in the food industry. At Kellogg Company, she was responsible for the development and implementation of health, nutrition and regulatory science initiatives globally to ensure consistency in approach and implementation. In addition, she also led global corporate communications, public affairs, philanthropy and several administrative functions. During the past five years, she has served on the boards of several public and privately held companies including Mead Johnson Nutrition Company, a pediatric nutrition company, beginning in 2011 until being acquired by Reckitt Benckiser plc in 2017; Diamond Foods, Inc., a leading branded snacks supplier, beginning in 2014 until being acquired by Snyder’s-Lance, Inc. in 2016; AdvancePierre Foods Holdings, Inc., a producer and distributor of ready-to-eat sandwiches, beginning in 2016 until being acquired by Tyson Foods, Inc. in 2017; and Omega Protein Corporation, a manufacturer of fish meal and fish oils, until being acquired in 2017 by Cooke, Inc.. In 2017, Dr. Clark was elected to the board of directors of Hain Celestial, Inc., and in 2018 to Wells Fargo & Company. She also serves as a trustee of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. Dr. Clark received her Ph.D from Michigan State University in Food Science and Nutrition. She brings significant industry experience in various nutrition, consumer productions, public policy, risk management, governance, sustainability and ESG matters to the Board. She has served on a number of public company boards, which have provided her with a broad understanding of governance, operational, financial and strategic matters facing public companies.
- Audit Committee
- Compensation Committee
- Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee Chair