As executive vice president, Worldwide Health, Brand and New Business Development, Marc Belton has broad responsibilities in several areas. He has overall responsibility for the company’s global marketing functions, including Gcom, Consumer Insights, Centralized Customer Marketing, and leads the company’s strategic health and wellness initiatives. Belton also has oversight responsibilities for the company’s emerging new businesses, including the Small Planet Foods organic division.
Prior to his current role as executive vice president, he had oversight responsibilities for Yoplait, General Mills Canada, and New Business Development.
Since joining General Mills in 1983 as a marketing assistant, Belton has held positions with increasing responsibility throughout the company, including president of Snacks Unlimited; president of New Ventures, where he was responsible for a multidisciplinary team that identified and executed strategies to capitalize on new growth opportunities; and president of Big G Cereals. Belton was elected a General Mills vice president in 1991 and senior vice president in 1994.
Belton is a member of the Executive Leadership Council, in Washington, DC. He serves on the board of directors for U.S. Bancorp and the Salvation Army. He served as vice chair and trustee of Northwestern College and was on the board of directors of Navistar International Corporation and the Guthrie Theater.
He grew up in West Hempstead, NY. He received a bachelor’s degree in economics from Dartmouth College in 1981 and an M.B.A. in marketing and finance from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business in 1983.