Ken Powell


General Mills


Ken Powell proved again that he and General Mills have the courage of their convictions, whether that means taking a stand against labeling foods for genetically modified organisms or opposing the proposed same-sex marriage ban in Minnesota. After spending his entire acreer at General Mills has deftly handled rising food prices and burgeoning trends like Greek yogurt and gluten-free foods. Powell focuses on keeping the company's goods fresh; General Mills introduced more than 200 new products in summer 2013 alone.