The 2014 Fellows will travel to Minneapolis on April 23 and 24 to visit General Mills corporate headquarters, hosted by LCLD Founding Chair Rick Palmore and the General Mills legal team. See below for the event agenda. For more information on hosting a Leadership Lunch or Learning Experience, please contact Nichole Velasquez, LCLD Fellows Program Manager. 


LCLD Fellows Learning Experience: General Mills, Inc.

 April 24-25, 2014

Minneapolis, MN

April 24

Arrivals and check in at Minneapolis Marriott West
9960 Wayzata Boulevard, Minneapolis, MN 55426

5:00 pm

Pick-up at Hotel Lobby for transporation to Mill City Museum

5:30 pm

Cocktail Reception and Museum Tour

6:45 pm


8:30 pm

Pick-up at Mill City for transportation to Minneapolis Marriott West

April 25

7:45-8:30 am

Registration / Breakfast

8:30-9:00 am

Kick Off
Rick Palmore, EVP, General Counsel & Secretary

9:00-9:30 am

GMI Law Leadership Attributes
Rick Palmore, EVP, General Counsel & Secretary
Introducing: Richard Allendorf, VP, Deputy General Counsel



9:45-11:15 am

Panel: Law Leadership Attribute Reality; Working with International & Domestic Clients
Linda Soranno, VP, Deputy General Counsel
Introducing: Anton Vincent, VP, President, Frozen Frontier Division
Mary Jo Ekman, VP, International Finance Jon Nudi, VP, President, Snacks Division Louis Lambert, Assistant General Counsel

11:15-11:45 am

Building Your Most Important Brand
Trevor Gunderson, VP, Deputy General Counsel 
Introducing: Mark Addicks, SVP, Chief Marketing Officer

11:45 am - 12:30 pm


12:30-1:15 pm

Betty Crocker Kitchen Tour and Group Photo

1:15-2:15 pm

Rotating Round Tables: Attorney as Business Partners and Influencing Your Clients
Eric Wedepohl, VP, Deputy General Counsel
Introducing: Josh Chou, Supply Chain Dairy Platform Leader
Kofi Bruce, VP, Treasurer
Kelly Baker, VP, Human Resources
Shay Wyley, Managing Director, Häagen-Dazs Shops
Carlos Caballero, Sr. Manager, Supply Chain



2:30-3:30 pm

Effective Cross-Border Collaboration 
(All participants will receive and must complete a Cultural Intelligence Questionnaire in advance, and will be granted a 12 month license to an eLearning resource on Cultural Intelligence and Country Navigator.)
Cam Hoang, Sr. Counsel
Introducing: Transnational Management Associates (“TMA”)



3:35-4:35 pm

Executive Presence
Autumn Huiras, Sr. Counsel
Introducing: Tim Gluszak, Manager, Global Diversity and Inclusion

4:35-5:00 pm

Wrap Up
Rick Palmore, EVP, General Counsel & Secretary


Networking, heavy appetizers, and hosted bar