Donzel Leggett

Donzel Leggett

Vice president, international supply chain

General Mills




Whether he’s tackling global supply chain backlogs or worker shortages, it “all comes down to people,” Donzel Leggett says. “Without people, our supply chains don’t work.” Originally from Key West, Florida, Leggett moved to the Midwest to play football at Purdue, where he earned a master’s degree in industrial technology. He joined General Mills 25 years ago to manage plants in the Chicago area. His people-centered approach is evident in his corporate life and his work as chairman of Minneapolis nonprofit Twin Cities Rise, which helps low-income residents develop job skills. Leggett says the model has been effective at reducing generational poverty locally; one day, he says, it could go national.