Denise Morrison became president and CEO of Campbell Soup Company on August 1, 2011. She joined Campbell in 2003. Previously, she served as executive vice president and general manager of Kraft Foods’ Snacks and Confections divisions.
Denise, who was recently named to Fortune’s Most Powerful Women list, serves on several boards including the Grocery Manufacturers Association. She is the chair of its Health & Wellness Committee and is a founding member of the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation, an initiative designed to combat obesity in the marketplace, workplace, and in schools. She also serves on the board of Students In Free Enterprise.
A third-generation Irish American with roots in Mayo and Cork, Denise earned her BS in economics and psychology from Boston College, graduating magna cum laude. She was inducted into the Order of the Cross and Crown Honor Society for academic and extracurricular achievement. Of her Irish heritage Denise says, “I see the world through Irish eyes and they are smiling.” She and her husband, Tom, have two children, Michelle and Kelly.