Denise Morrison was appointed president and chief executive officer of Campbell Soup Company effective August 2011. She was elected a director of the company in October 2010. Morrison is Campbell’s 12th leader in the company’s 140-year history. Morrison first joined Campbell in April 2003 as president-global sales and chief customer officer, and was named president-Campbell USA in June 2005. She was named senior vice president and president-North America Soup, Sauces and Beverages in October 2007. Previously, she served as executive vice president and general manager of Kraft Foods’ Snacks and Confections divisions, responsible for leading brands such as Planters nuts, Life Savers candies, and Altoids mints.
She began her career in the sales organization at Procter & Gamble in Boston, Massachusetts. She later joined Pepsi-Cola in Trade and Business Development. She then spent most of the 1980s at Nestle USA, where she held senior marketing and sales positions, including business director for Confections Marketing, national sales manager frozen/chilled, and vice president of marketing and sales for Nestle Ice Cream Company. In 1995, Morrison moved to Nabisco Inc. where she served as senior vice president.
Morrison is a founding member and current board member of the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation. She is also a member of the GMA Industry Affairs Council and serves on the N.J. Economic Advisory Council for the Governor. Morrison has been honored with numerous industry awards and distinctions. She earned her B.S. degree 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.