AKRON, Ohio — Campbell Soup executive Denise Morrison has been elected to the Goodyear Tire & Rubber board of directors.
Morrison is president of global sales and chief customer officer for Campbell Soup Co. She joined the company in 2003 from Kraft Foods where she was executive vice president and general manager of its snacks and confections divisions, responsible for such leading brands as Planters nuts, Lifesavers candies and Altoids mints. Prior to that, she was senior vice president at Nabisco Inc. where she led its food sales organization and was general manager of the Down the Street division. Morrison joined Nabisco in 1995. Nabisco was acquired by Kraft in 2001.
Previously, Morrison held senior sales and marketing positions at Nestle USA, which she joined in 1984. She began her career in the sales organization at The Procter & Gamble Co. in 1975 and later joined Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company as manager of business and trade development.
Morrison was named one of Fortune magazine’s “Most Powerful Women in Business.” In 2003, she was named executive of the year by Snack Food & Bakery magazine and received the Althea Gibson Beacon award for business leadership.
She is a member of the board of directors of Ballard Power Systems, president of the New Jersey Women’s Forum and chairwoman of the Advisory Board for Catalyst. She is also a board member of Students in Free Enterprise.
The election of Morrison brings the size of Goodyear’s board to 11 members, 10 of whom are independent.
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