Shawn P. O'Grady

Shawn P. O'GradyShawn P. O'Grady

General Mills — Group President, Convenience & Foodservice

Shawn O'Grady leads the Convenience and Foodservice organization. This $2B business is focused on growing sales and profit for General Mills by serving the needs of convenience store and foodservice operators across the United States, including schools, restaurants and hospitals.

Shawn joined General Mills in Marketing in July 1990. He was promoted to vice president in 1998, and concurrent with the General Mills acquisition of The Pillsbury Company in 2001, took the helm of the Refrigerated Baked Goods business.

Late in 2004, Shawn joined the Consumer Foods Sales Division with responsibility for retail customers across the Midwest. He was promoted to president for U.S. Retail Sales in 2007. In August of 2010, Shawn was elected senior vice president of General Mills, and assumed leadership of all remaining customer and Ecommerce activities in the U.S.

Prior to joining General Mills, Shawn graduated with honors from Notre Dame with a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering in 1986. He received his MBA from Harvard Business School in 1990.

Shawn lives in Minneapolis with his wife, Becky, and two children, Jack and Mary. He serves on the board of trustees of the General Mills Foundation, the Women’s Foodservice Forum, Feeding America, and Second Harvest Heartland. He is passionate about ending hunger in the United States. In his free time he is an avid tennis player and runner.

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