Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Affairs Officer, 3M Company

Kevin Rhodes became General Counsel of 3M in 2022. Throughout his 20-year 3M career, he has led legal teams in areas of increasing responsibility, including serving as Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, and leading the company's litigation function. Kevin has served as President of the Intellectual Property Owner’s Association and the Association of Corporate Patent Counsel. Kevin and his wife have three adult children, and he enjoys travel, fishing, hiking, and gardening. 

As part of LCLD's Leaders at the Front initiative, Kevin created a Leader's Pledge detailing his personal and organizational commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Read Kevin's pledge here

From its Minnesota headquarters to locations all over the world, 3M represents the spirit of professional diversity through the use of resource networks that provide leadership, networking, and community outreach opportunities. 3M also focuses on diversity in its suppliers, with an emphasis on supporting minority-owned and women-owned businesses. 3M was named an LCLD Top Performer in 2021 and 2022.  

Read about 3M's 2017 LCLD Learning Experience here and its 2015 LCLD Learning Experience here. 

Joined LCLD 2014

Highlights of LCLD Participation

Fellows Program
Hosted Inaugural Regional Roundtable (2014)
Hosted Learning Experience (2017, 2015) 
Fellows nominated: 
2022: Laura Hammargren, Usha Neelakantan; 2021: Ann Benjamin, David Ernst; 2020: Ann Gallagher, Joanne Sum-Ping; 2019: Kevin Ueland, Nikki Odom; 2018: Pam Stewart, Philip Soo; 2017: Michael Dai, X. Christina Huang; 2016: Carlos Tellez, Eric Rucker; 2015: Ann M. Anaya, S. Renee Dotson-Gill; 2014: Emily Miyamoto Faber-Densley, Yen T. Florczak 

1L LCLD Scholars Program
Scholars hosted:
2018: Sydney Clarke Symon Jones; 2017: Ana Correa; 2016: Julius Carter; 2015: Isis Freeman 

Success in Law School Mentoring Program
Mentors provided: 2021, 2020, 2015

Annual Meeting (2015) 
Leadership Summit (2016, 2014)

Member: Kevin Rhodes

Diversity Professional: Eric Rucker

Communications: Fanna Haile-Selassie