Valerie Oswalt was named Executive Vice President and President of Campbell Snacks in March 2020. Valerie leads our Snacks division, which includes brands like Goldfish, Pepperidge Farm, Snyder’s of Hanover, Lance, Kettle Brand, and Cape Cod and the company’s Latin America businesses.
Valerie has deep experience in the food industry, leading both large and established brands in senior positions at Kraft Foods and Mondelēz International, as well as at fast-growing start-ups. Prior to Campbell, Valerie most recently served as CEO of Century Snacks, a privately held trail mix and nut products company, where she led the turnaround of the business with a portfolio of more than 400 branded, private label and commercial products. Previously, she held the position of President of Mondelēz’s North American Confections business, a $1.5 billion portfolio that included well-known brands such as Oreo, Cadbury, Trident, Halls and Sour Patch Kids. Earlier in her career, she held executive roles including President of North American Sales at Mondelēz and Vice President, Walmart Customer Team at Kraft Foods Group. She began her career as an accountant at Deloitte.
Valerie earned her Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Accounting from Queens College, City University of New York, her Master of Business Administration in Marketing, Strategy and Finance from the Northwestern University Kellogg Graduate School of Management, and her doctorate in Organizational Change and Leadership at the University of Southern California. She is a member of the Board of Directors of The Food Industry Association (FMI), the Network of Executive Women (NEW) and CHIEF.