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McCombs alumna promoted to president at General Mills

Carla Vernon’s impressive resume speaks to the intentional moves she has made to reach the upper echelons of General Mills.

Carla Vernon, McCombs (’98) Consortium alum, has been recently promoted to president of General Mills’ Annie’s operating unit. It’s no surprise to those who know her and have worked with her during her career. Her impressive resume speaks to the intentional moves she has made to reach the upper echelons of General Mills.

The nearly 30-year brand is now a leader in the natural and organic food market. Acquired by General Mills in 2014, it is best known for its macaroni and cheese product line, but also offers crackers, fruit snacks, frozen pizza and condiments.

John Foraker, Carla’s predecessor, said, “Carla is a purpose-driven leader who will maintain the culture and authenticity of the Annie’s operating unit, and help the broad enterprise continue its journey to become the most dominant CPG player in natural and organic across North America.”

We are immensely proud to call Carla one of our own and wish her the best in her new role.

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