Mary Jane Melendez
Chief Sustainability & Global Impact Officer
Mary Jane Melendez is Vice President, Chief Sustainability & Global Impact OfficerTransformation & Enterprise Services | World HeadquartersGMI: 20 yearsMary Jane Melendez is Chief Sustainability and Global Impact Officer for General Mills. Mary Jane leads the company’s efforts to build resilience for people, our planet and our business. She stewards the company's global impact efforts, working closely with Supply Chain, Sourcing, Operating Units, Finance, ITQ and other key business leaders to develop, coordinate and execute programs to achieve companywide targets. Mary Jane is responsible for advancing collaboration and integration across the enterprise to drive change by promoting environmentally and socially responsible practices across our entire value chain, from farm to fork and beyond. Her role combines accountability for taking care of our planet and nourishing our communities to amplify the impact of General Mills as a global force for good. Mary Jane recently received the Hendrickson Medal for Ethical Leadership from the Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota for her leadership in employing ethical approaches to solve business, community, and planetary challenges. Mary Jane earned both her MBA and bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN. She currently serves on the boards of the Ecosystems Services Market Consortium and the Saint Paul and Minnesota Foundation.