Kendall J. Powell

Ken Powell
Vice Chair of the Board
District: 
At-Large Representative
Elected: 
2017
Term Expires: 
2023
Residence: 
Golden Valley
Spouse: 
Wendy Bennett

Ken Powell is chairman and former chief executive officer of General Mills, where he has served in a variety of positions since 1979. Powell spent more than a third of his career overseas. He serves on the board of directors for General Mills, Medtronic, the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, Greater MSP, the Grocery Manufacturers Association, and the Minnesota Business Partnership. Powell received a bachelor of arts degree in biology from Harvard and an MBA from Stanford University. Powell lives in Golden Valley, is married and has two adult children.

Contact: 

600 McNamara Alumni Center
200 Oak Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
(612) 625-6300
kpowell@umn.edu