CAMDEN, N.J., Aug 5, 2002 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Campbell Soup Company (NYSE:CPB)
has named Kelly Johnston as Vice President – Government Affairs, effective
September 3, 2002. Johnston most recently served as Executive Vice President for
Government Affairs and Communications at the National Food Processors’
Association (NFPA). At Campbell, he will coordinate federal, state, and local
government relations in the U.S., oversee activities with the company’s trade
associations, and coordinate similar activities for Campbell businesses
throughout the world. He will report to Ellen Kaden, Senior Vice President for
Law and Government Affairs.
“Kelly comes to us with a record of outstanding qualifications and
accomplishments,” Kaden said. “His extensive experience in government and his
six years with one of our key industry associations make Kelly a superb addition
to the Campbell leadership team. We are delighted he will be joining us.”
Johnston joined NFPA in 1996, serving as the trade association’s chief federal
and state legislative and political affairs representative and chief media
spokesperson. From 1995 to 1996, he was Secretary of the U.S. Senate, the
Senate’s chief legislative, financial and administrative officer. Johnston has
also served as Staff Director of the Senate Republican Policy Committee, as
Deputy Assistant Secretary, Public Affairs in the U.S. Department of
Transportation, and in various Senatorial and Congressional committee functions,
including Deputy Political Director of the National Republican Senatorial
Committee from 1989 to 1991.
Johnston commented, “Campbell Soup Company is one of the most esteemed
organizations in the food industry, and I am honored to be joining their team.
Campbell’s integrity, professionalism and great products are well known and
respected in the government relations arena.”
Johnston earned his B.A. from the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma in
About Campbell Soup Company
CONTACT: Campbell Soup Company
Media – U.S.
John Faulkner, 856/342-3738
Leonard F. Griehs, 856/342-6428
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