Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, General Mills, Inc. 

Richard Allendorf came to General Mills in 1998, where he led the international division and oversaw global ethics and compliance before becoming General Counsel. At a 2014 Learning Experience at General Mills, he told Fellows, "Being a leader is based on how you behave and how you think. Every time you show up, you have to add value.”

General Mills views diversity as both a value and a business strategy. The company has a variety of programs for women, minorities, and veterans. General Mills is a top-50 company for diversity and a signatory of the U.N. Women's Empowerment Principles. The company was named an LCLD Top Performer in 2014, 2020, and 2021. 

Read about General Mills' 2014 LCLD Learning Experience here. 

Joined LCLD 2009

Highlights of LCLD Participation


Fellows Program
Hosted Learning Experience (2014)
Hostead Leadership Lunch (2016) 
Fellows nominated:
2021: Georgia Man; 2020: Emily Wessels; 2019: Alex Christian; 2018: Mary Kiedrowski; 2017: Susan Matthees; 2016: Timothy Cruz; 2015: Ugo Ukabam; 2014: Caldwell Austin Camero; 2013: Louis Lambert, Ash Mishra; 2012: Ravi RamalingamErin Hutchinson; 2011: Cam HoangAutumn Huiras


1L LCLD Scholars Program
Scholars hosted:
2014: Raha Assadi-Lamouki, Rajin Olson; 2013: Lindsay Brown, Mayura Iyer; 2012: Alexia Zatarain, Camila Panama

Success in Law School Mentoring Program
Mentors provided: 2021, 2020, 2019, 2014, 2013

Annual Meeting (2021, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014)
Leadership Summit (2021, 2014)

Member: Richard Allendorf

Diversity Professional: John Crimmins

Communications: Jano Cabrera