Celeste Clark

Corporate Responsibility Committee Chair

Wells Fargo

Dr. Celeste A. Clark served as a senior executive of Kellogg Company where she was a member of the global executive management team, and had an accomplished career spanning nearly 35 years in the food industry. She was responsible for leading the development and implementation of health, nutrition and regulatory science initiatives globally. In addition, she also led the global functions of corporate communications, public affairs, sustainability, philanthropy and several administrative areas.

Celeste served as president, Kellogg Corporate Citizenship Fund, the company’s philanthropic entity. In this capacity, she was responsible for providing grants that aligned with business objectives in the communities served by Kellogg globally. Corporate reputation management and corporate social responsibility (CSR) were integral to the work performed.

She also served as chief sustainability officer, and worked closely with the company’s operational team to help ensure that the sourcing, manufacturing and distribution of food products were aligned with the efficient use of environmental resources.

She has board governance experience in both publicly and privately held companies, and in non-profit organizations. She has served as a director of the Mead Johnson Nutrition Company, AdvancePierre Foods, Diamond Foods, Inc., Omega Protein, Inc. and AAA Michigan. She currently serves as a director of the Wells Fargo Company, The Hain Celestial Group and Kate Farms, Inc. Celeste is a trustee of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and is engaged in non-profit work both domestically and internationally to improve the lives and outcomes for vulnerable children and their families. She is the principal of Abraham Clark Consulting, LLC and consults on nutrition and health policy, regulatory affairs, and leadership development.

She serves as adjunct professor at Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition. She is also an invited guest lecturer/speaker at other universities on food and health policy, leadership development, and philanthropy.

Celeste has been recognized with numerous awards and professional accomplishments, and is engaged with various civic organizations in her community.

She is married and has two adult children.