CAMDEN, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Nov. 10, 2008–Campbell Soup
Company (NYSE:CPB) today announced the appointment of Rosalyn Taylor
O’Neale as Vice President and Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer.
She will be based at Campbell’s headquarters in Camden and will report
to Nancy Reardon, Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources and
O’Neale, 58, will work closely with Campbell’s diversity team and
senior business leaders and will build on Campbell’s ongoing efforts
to develop a diverse and inclusive culture. She will partner with
Campbell’s business and human resources leaders to evolve the
company’s diversity strategy with a focus on attraction, retention,
development and engagement. O’Neale also will collaborate with
Campbell’s internal Diversity Advisory Board and the company’s six
employee affinity group leaders.
O’Neale joins Campbell with more than 17 years of global diversity
expertise across a range of industries and cultures. During her
career, she has been a corporate executive, business leader,
consultant and author. Most recently, she headed Barnes, O’Neale &
Associates in Long Beach, Calif., a consulting practice specializing
in diversity and inclusion training, education and executive coaching
with clients in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and North America.
Douglas R. Conant, Campbell’s President and Chief Executive
Officer, said, “Diversity and inclusion are important to our business,
to the people who buy our products and to our customers and suppliers.
Creating a diverse and inclusive culture is a key component of our
strategy to build a strong, engaged workforce. Rosalyn brings a unique
perspective to Campbell, and she is a recognized expert in the field.
I look forward to working closely with her to build upon the work we
already have underway.”
From 2002 to 2004, O’Neale served as Executive Vice President –
Diversity Initiatives for MTV Networks. She began her career in human
resources with Digital Equipment Corporation, now part of Hewlett
Packard, where she spent ten years in a variety of human resources and
organization development roles.
O’Neale attended Indiana University and earned a master’s degree
in social work from the University of Louisville. She is the author of
7 Keys 2 Success: Unlocking the Passion for Diversity, a practical
road map to creating highly effective and inclusive organizations.
About Campbell Soup Company
Campbell Soup Company is a global manufacturer and marketer of
high-quality foods and simple meals, including soup, baked snacks, and
healthy beverages. Founded in 1869, the company has a portfolio of
market-leading brands, including “Campbell’s,” “Pepperidge Farm,”
“Arnott’s,” and “V8.” For more information on the company, visit
Campbell’s website at www.campbellsoup.com.
CONTACT: Campbell Soup Company
Anthony Sanzio, 856-968-4390
Leonard F. Griehs, 856-342-6428
SOURCE: Campbell Soup Company
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