Gary serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of WK Kellogg Co. As a highly respected 22-year veteran of Kellogg Company before that, and an Executive Committee member since 2003, Gary possesses a deep knowledge of the business. As Vice Chairman, Corporate Development and Chief Legal Officer of Kellogg Company, Gary was involved in key decisions across every facet of the business, including as part of the team of executives leading the move to separate Kellogg into two independent companies.
He was a key architect of Kellogg’s proven Deploy for Growth strategy and was heavily involved in shaping the Company’s growth portfolio, spearheading many major strategic initiatives including the acquisition of Pringles and the Company’s expansion into Africa. He also oversaw a number of complex operational initiatives at Kellogg, which resulted in demonstrable improvements to the Company’s operational efficiency and effectiveness. In addition to his deep understanding of the business, Gary has significant and wide-ranging expertise bridging corporate strategy, M&A, legal, investor relations, and supply chain, amongst other areas. Gary has profound affection for the legacy of Kellogg Company and the future of WK Kellogg Co, consistently demonstrating that to those he touches with his engaging and inspiring leadership style.
In a career spanning more than three decades, Gary has built substantial experience in the consumer packaged goods sector, his time at Kellogg having followed leadership roles at Specialty Foods Corporation and Sara Lee Corporation.
Norma is a 23-year veteran of Kellogg Company and brings her substantial knowledge of Kellogg and the ready-to-eat-cereal category to the role of Chief Legal Officer of WK Kellogg Co. In her previous role as Vice President and Chief Counsel, Employment, Ethics & Compliance at Kellogg Company, Norma managed all Kellogg business units in the areas of labor and employment. Norma joined the Keebler Company in November 1999 and became an employee of Kellogg as part of the Company’s 2001 acquisition of the Keebler business. She is an American Bar Association Fellow and serves on the Board of Directors for the National Judicial College and the LGBT Bar Association.
Shannon brings a wealth of experience to her role as Chief Transformation Officer at WK Kellogg Co drawing from her recent position as Senior Director, Strategic Initiatives at Kellogg Company where she was instrumental in managing the separation of Kellogg into two independent companies. Shannon has an impressive track record of leading transitions and transformations, including Kellogg’s $1.3 billion sale of the Keebler business and the construction and execution of the related Transition Services Agreement (TSA). Her nearly 10-year career at Kellogg includes having served as the finance and accounting lead within Global Business Services.
Sherry brings 20 years of substantial operating experience across the supply chain to her role as Chief Supply Chain Officer of WK Kellogg Co. A 10-plus year Kellogg veteran, in that time she held a number of leadership roles spanning manufacturing, category operations, and quality and compliance. In her most recent role as Vice President, Global Food Safety and Quality, Sherry led the Company’s quality and compliance processes globally. She joined Kellogg as part of the Pringles acquisition from Procter & Gamble, where she served in a variety of supply chain roles for nearly 14 years.
Bruce brings significant, broad-based sales and customer expertise to the role of Chief Customer Officer of WK Kellogg Co. Throughout his nearly 25 years at Kellogg, Bruce held a variety of leadership roles across sales and customer marketing in both cereal and snacks, including as Senior Vice President, Western Customer Teams, and Senior Vice President, National Customer Teams. Most recently, as Vice President, Customer Strategy and Planning, he led significant projects to integrate, optimize and position the Company, and his team members, for future growth. Prior to Kellogg, Bruce held sales roles at Mott’s USA and The Dial Corporation.
As Chief Human Resources Officer for WK Kellogg Co, Mike brings an unparalleled depth of experience and understanding in the areas of Equity, Diversity & Inclusion strategy and in driving talent, organizational effectiveness and culture – all honed from his previous role as Senior Director, Human Resources for North America Sales with Kellogg Company. Throughout his more than 11-year career at Kellogg, he held roles supporting the ready-to-eat cereal business, developing significant expertise in organization and change management as well as talent strategy. Prior to joining Kellogg in 2011, Mike held several human resources roles at The Toro Company.
Building on her 14-year Kellogg career, Stacy brings significant stakeholder engagement experience to the role of Chief Corporate Affairs Officer of WK Kellogg Co, where she is responsible for communications, government relations and philanthropy. In her previous role as Senior Director, Corporate Communications at Kellogg Company, Stacy was responsible for external communications, including media relations, crisis communications, supply chain, and labor communications. Prior to joining Kellogg, Stacy was a journalist for 15 years, reporting on business and partnering with an editorial board of staff and community leaders as a Metro Editor and Columnist at the Battle Creek Enquirer.
Sarah brings deep experience to the role of Chief Wellbeing and Sustainable Business Officer of WK Kellogg Co, where she is responsible for shaping the company’s wellbeing and regulatory agenda, and overseeing Consumer Affairs. The entire WK Kellogg Co leadership team will work together to create and deliver the company’s ESG strategy, and she will partner with Doug VanDeVelde, Chief Growth Officer, to commercialize ESG. Sarah joined Kellogg in 2014 and most recently served as the Senior Director of Wellbeing and Regulatory, working on a variety of nutrition marketing and regulatory initiatives that helped shape the Company’s growth portfolio. Prior to joining Kellogg, Sarah managed the Nutrition Working Group at Del Monte Foods and worked as a clinical dietitian. In her new role, Sarah will report to both Gary Pilnick, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, and Doug VanDeVelde, Chief Growth Officer.
Chief Financial Officer of WK Kellogg Co, Dave is a seasoned financial executive who held multiple operating Chief Financial Officer roles throughout his nearly 15 years at Kellogg. He has significant experience in global roles across risk management, treasury, and corporate and financial planning. He brings deep financial and analytical expertise to his new role, having served as CFO of the U.S. Snacks business, CFO of U.S. Retail Sales, and as Vice President, Integrated Business Planning. He also played a leading role in several strategic initiatives at Kellogg. His roles prior to Kellogg included positions in commodity risk management and trading.
As the Chief Information Officer of WK Kellogg Co, Bill brings significant IT expertise and leadership experience to the role, having led several successful IT transformation programs at Kellogg most recently as the Chief Information Officer of Kellogg North America. Prior to joining Kellogg in 2020, Bill held IT positions at Stryker, Mylan, and Rockwell Collins.
As one of the industry’s foremost experts on ready-to-eat cereal and highly respected for his knowledge of the category, Doug brings deep and varied experience to the role of Chief Growth Officer of WK Kellogg Co. Throughout his more than 25-year career at Kellogg he built significant commercial expertise and served in a number of leadership roles, including Senior Vice President, Global Breakfast Category, Senior Vice President, Marketing and Innovation for U.S. Morning Foods, and most recently, General Manager of Kellogg’s U.S. Cereal business. His role as Chief Growth Officer of WK Kellogg Co will encompass Marketing, R&D, Revenue Growth Management, and Insights & Analytics.