- Location: Camden, NJ, United States
- Organization: Campbell Soup, CEO
Denise Morrison is Chief Executive Officer of Campbell Soup Company. Denise joined Campbell in April 2003 as President-Global Sales and Chief Customer Officer, and was named President-Campbell USA in June 2005. Previously, she served as Executive Vice President and General Manager of Kraft Foods' Snacks and Confections divisions, responsible for leading brands such as Planters nuts, Life Savers candies, and Altoids mints.
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Denise began her career in the sales organization at Procter & Gamble in Boston, Mass. She later joined Pepsi-Cola in Trade and Business Development. She then spent most of the 1980s at Nestle USA, where she held senior marketing and sales positions, including Business Director for Confections Marketing, National Sales Manager Frozen/Chilled, and Vice President Marketing and Sales for Nestle Ice Cream Company. In 1995, Denise moved to Nabisco Inc., where she served as SVP and led the Nabisco Food Company's sales organization and was General Manager for the Down the Street division.
Denise serves on various Boards including The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company. She is on the non-profit board of Students in Free Enterprise, a member of the GMA Industry Affairs Council and is involved with IWF / NJ Women's Forum. Denise is also a former Chair of the Advisory Board for Catalyst.
In 2008, Denise received a Top Leadership Award from Girls Inc. and was named one of the Top 50 Women in NJ by NJBIZ. In 2007, Denise was one of the Wall Street Journals Top 50 Women to Watch, was awarded the Aiming High Award by Legal Momentum, the Garden State Woman of the Year for Corporations by Garden State Women magazine, and she was selected as a Top Woman in Grocery by Progressive Grocer magazine. She was also named Executive of the Year for 2003 by Snack Food & Bakery magazine. Also in 2003, Denise received the Althea Gibson Beacon award for Business Leadership. In 2001, she was appointed to the New York YWCA Academy of Women Achievers.
Denise earned her BS degree in economics and psychology from Boston College in 1975, graduating magna cum laude. She is married to Tom and has two daughters, Michelle and Kelly.