CAMDEN, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–May. 18, 2012– Ellen Oran Kaden, Senior Vice President and Chief Legal and Public Affairs Officer, Campbell Soup Company (NYSE:CPB), was honored by the Executive Women of New Jersey (EWNJ) at its Salute to the Policy Makers Awards Dinner. Currently in its 32nd year, EWNJ’s Salute to Policy Makers biennially recognizes female leaders for their impact on policy in New Jersey corporations, nonprofit organizations, academia and government.
Kaden oversees Campbell’s global Legal Department, Office of the Corporate Secretary, and the company’s Government Affairs and Corporate Social Responsibility, Sustainability and Community Affairs functions. She also serves as principal advisor to the Board of Directors and the CEO on legal and corporate governance matters.
“Ellen’s strategic business acumen, high ethical standards and commitment to integrity make her a trusted partner and integral member of Campbell’s leadership team,” said Denise Morrison, President and Chief Executive Officer, Campbell Soup Company. “She has made many significant contributions to Campbell and to her field throughout her career.”
Kaden was one of 35 New Jersey executives recognized as women of professional distinction by Governor Chris Christie, who served as Distinguished Honorary Dinner Chair, along with Honorary Dinner Chair Lucia DiNapoli Gibbons, Regional Vice President-Wells Fargo, and 2012 Salute Dinner Chair Keitha M. Lackey, Director-Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey.
Kaden’s career has spanned more than 30 years and encompassed academia and private practice of law as well as the corporate sector. She was previously Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of CBS, Inc. She began her career as a member of the Faculty of Law at Columbia University, and later practiced at Cravath, Swaine & Moore. Kaden was recognized in 2010 with Legal Momentum’s Aiming High Award, given to women whose personal leadership has broken new ground for women in business.
Kaden is a trustee emerita of Columbia University, where she served as a trustee for twelve years and as chair of the audit committee. She earned her B.A. degree from Cornell University and was a graduate fellow of the Danforth Foundation at the University of Chicago. She earned her J.D. degree from Columbia University School of Law.
Campbell has built a distinctive and innovative culture that is committed to accelerating the development of future women leaders and strengthening the network of organizations that foster diverse talent and generate positive business results.
About Campbell Soup Company
Campbell Soup Company is a global manufacturer and marketer of high-quality foods and simple meals, including soup and sauces, 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.” Through its corporate social responsibility program, the company strives to make a positive impact in the workplace, in the marketplace and in the communities in which it operates. Campbell is a member of the Standard & Poor’s 500 and the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes. For more information, visit http://www.campbellsoup.com
About Executive Women of New Jersey
Executive Women of New Jersey is a forum for senior-level women whose mission is to promote the advancement of women to the highest levels of business, the professions, and government. Since EWNJ’s founding in 1980, the organization has championed the advancement of women to the most senior levels of international corporations, non profits, and public service firms and given out more than $1.1 million in scholarships to deserving New Jersey women pursuing advanced degrees. http://www.ewnj.org
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