Wendy Davidson is a global executive with over 25 years of experience in the branded CPG, retail, and foodservice industries, with a record of accomplishment in innovation, turnaround and profitable growth of mature businesses.
As the President of U.S. Away From Home, Wendy is responsible for leading a $1.1B business in growth channels from small retail formats including convenience and vending to foodservice business-to-business operations such as schools, restaurants, hotels, travel and healthcare and specialty ventures such as business-to-business e-commerce.
She is a member of the Kellogg North American Leadership Team, the Kellogg Political Action Committee (PAC) Board, Board of Trustees for the Kellogg Company Fund, eighteen94 Venture Capital Fund Investment Committee, the K Pride & Allies (KPA) and Women of Kellogg (WOK) networks and Executive Sponsor for the company’s Young Professionals (YP) business/employee resource group.
Previously, Ms. Davidson worked as Vice President & General Manager for the US & Latin America for McCormick & Company and spent over 15 years as a part of the executive team at Tyson Foods Inc. During her tenure, she held a variety of leadership roles including Senior Vice President and General Manager Prepared Foods; Group Vice President Food Service; and Senior Vice President and General Manager of the McDonald’s Global Business Unit.
A graduate of Luther College, Wendy serves as the Chair of the Board of Regents. She is a non-Executive Director on the Board of First Horizon National Corporation (NYSE: FHN), a leading regional financial services company, serving on the Audit and Technology committees. She is also a Trustee on the Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Global Board, serving on the marketing development committee. She is past board chair of Women’s Foodservice Forum, and a member of The Network of Executive Women, International Women’s Forum, The Chicago Network, Commercial Club of Chicago, and the Economic Club of Chicago.
A frequent keynote speaker, Ms. Davidson was named to the 2020 Crain’s list of Notable Women Executives Over 50, the 2019 list of Most Influential Corporate Board Directors by WomenInc. Magazine, awarded the National Diversity Council’s 2017 Top 15 Business Women in Illinois and received the Luminary Award in 2016 from Girl Scouts of Chicago & NW Indiana. She was previously named to the Northwest Arkansas Business Journal’s “40 under 40” and “Diamond Decade."