Marc Belton

Exec. VP of Worldwide Health, Brand, and New Business Development, General Mills

Executive Vice President, Worldwide Health, Brand and New Business Development, General Mills.

As Executive Vice President, Worldwide Health, Brand and New Business Development, Marc has broad responsibilities in several areas. He has overall responsibility for the company’s global marketing functions, including Gcom and Consumer Insights, and leads the company’s strategic health and wellness initiatives. Marc also has oversight responsibilities for the company’s emerging new businesses, including the Small Planet Foods organic business and the 8th Continent soy food and beverage joint venture with DuPont.

Prior to his current role, he had oversight responsibilities for Yoplait, General Mills Canada, and New Business Development.

Since joining General Mills in 1983 as a marketing assistant, Marc has held positions with increasing responsibility throughout the company, including president of Snacks Unlimited; president of New Ventures, where he was responsible for a multidisciplinary team that identified and executed strategies to capitalize on new growth opportunities; and president of Big G Cereals. Marc was elected a General Mills vice president in 1991, and senior vice president in 1994.

Marc is a member of the Executive Leadership Council, in Washington, D.C. He serves on the board of directors for Navistar International Corporation and the Guthrie Theater. He is vice chair and trustee of Northwestern College. He co-chaired the Minneapolis Salvation Army capital campaign and served on the board of directors of Urban Ventures through 2004.

Marc has received numerous awards and recognition including being named one of corporate America’s most powerful African American executives by Fortune and Black Enterprise magazines.

He grew up in West Hempstead, N.Y. He received a bachelor’s degree in economics from Dartmouth College in 1981 and an MBA in marketing and finance from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business in 1983. Marc and his wife, Alicia, reside in Minneapolis.