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Celeste A. Clark, Ph.D.


Dr. Celeste A. Clark has been a director since September 2017. Dr. Clark is currently an adjunct professor in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition at Michigan State University, where she has served in such position since January 2012. She also has been the principal of Abraham Clark Consulting, LLC, a consulting firm, since November 2011 and consults on nutrition and health policy, regulatory affairs and leadership development. She previously served as Senior Vice President, Global Policy and External Affairs of Kellogg Company, a food manufacturing company, and was the Chief Sustainability Officer. She was a member of the Global Executive Management Team and had an accomplished career spanning nearly 35 years in the food industry. At Kellogg Company, she was responsible for the development and implementation of health, nutrition and regulatory science initiatives globally to ensure consistency in approach and implementation. In addition, she also led global corporate communications, public affairs, philanthropy and several administrative functions. During the past five years, she has served on the boards of several public and privately held companies including Mead Johnson Nutrition Company, a pediatric nutrition company, beginning in 2011 until being acquired by Reckitt Benckiser plc in 2017; Diamond Foods, Inc., a leading branded snacks supplier, beginning in 2014 until being acquired by Snyder’s-Lance, Inc. in 2016; AdvancePierre Foods Holdings, Inc., a producer and distributor of ready-to-eat sandwiches, beginning in 2016 until being acquired by Tyson Foods, Inc. in 2017; and Omega Protein Corporation, a manufacturer of fish meal and fish oils, until being acquired in 2017. In 2018, Dr. Clark was elected to the board of directors of Wells Fargo & Company and also serves as a trustee of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.