Kendall J. Powell

Chair of the Board
Kendall J. Powell headshot

PHONE
612-625-6300

EMAIL
kpowell@umn.edu

MAILING ADDRESS
600 McNamara Alumni Center
200 Oak Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Chair of the Board

Ken Powell is the former chairman and chief executive officer of General Mills, where he served in a variety of positions since 1979. Powell spent more than a third of his career overseas. He serves on the boards of directors for Medtronic, the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, and Partners in Food Solutions, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping start-up food companies in Africa.

Powell received a bachelor of arts degree in biology from Harvard and an MBA from Stanford University. He lives in Golden Valley, and his wife and two adult daughters all are proud to have degrees from the University of Minnesota.

District
At-Large
Elected
2017
Term Expires
2023
Residence
Golden Valley
Spouse
Wendy Bennett