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Krannert Executive Forum - Lynsey Wherry

Lynsey Wherry

Lynsey Wherry

Vice President, Human Resources
General Mills

Lynsey Wherry is Vice President, Human Resources at General Mills where she has provided strategic leadership for more than 20 years.  Wherry has served in a variety of leadership capacities at General Mills including roles as HR Business Partner, COE leader and most notably, leading a significant HR Transformation effort.  Whether it is her various roles in manufacturing facilities, supporting business segments (Convenience and Foodservice, International), or commercial businesses (Pillsbury, Meals), Lynsey enjoys translating business strategies into an innovative HR agenda.

Prior to joining General Mills, Lynsey attended Willamette University in Salem, Oregon where she earned her bachelor’s degree in Psychology.  She also earned her master’s degree in Human Resources from Purdue University.

General Mills makes food the world loves.  The company is guided by its Accelerate strategy to drive shareholder value by boldly building its brands, relentlessly innovating, unleashing its scale and being a force for good.  Its portfolio of beloved brands includes household names such as Cheerios, Nature Valley, Blue Buffalo, Häagen-Dazs, Old El Paso, Pillsbury, Betty Crocker, Yoplait, Annie’s, Wanchai Ferry, Yoki and more.  Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, General Mills generated fiscal 2021 net sales of U.S. $18.1 billion.  In addition, the company’s share of non-consolidated joint venture net sales totaled U.S. $1.1 billion.