Denise Morrison

President and Chief Executive Officer

Campbell Soup Company

Corporate Citizenship Award

Denise Morrison is President and CEO of Campbell Soup Company. Under her leadership, Campbell is realizing the potential of its Purpose, Real food that matters for life's moments. The company is a leader in soup, fresh carrots, refrigerated juice, and organic baby food, with brands such as Campbell's, Bolthouse Farms, and Plum Organics. It is also a leader in Global Biscuits and Snacks with trusted brands including Pepperidge Farm, Arnott's, Royal Dansk, and Kjeldsens. Campbell is committed to strengthening its core business while expanding into faster-growing spaces to become the leading health and well-being food company.

Denise has a distinguished track record of building strong businesses and growing iconic brands. She became CEO in August 2011, after more than eight years at Campbell and more than 30 years in the food business. She is the 12th leader in the company’s 148-year history. Denise joined Campbell in 2003 as President-Global Sales and Chief Customer Officer. She then served as President-Campbell USA and Senior Vice President and President-North America Soup, Sauces and Beverages. She was named Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer in 2010, and she was also appointed as a Director of Campbell’s board.  

Previously, Denise was Executive Vice President and General Manager of Kraft Foods' Snacks and Confections divisions. Her extensive food business experience also includes senior leadership roles at Nabisco, Nestle, and Pepsi-Cola. She began her career at Procter & Gamble. 

Denise was elected to the MetLife, Inc. board in February 2014. She is also a member of the board of directors for The Consumer Goods Forum and Catalyst, and is a member of the board of trustees for Boston College. Previously, she served on the Export Council for the Obama Administration. She is consistently ranked among Fortune’s 50 Most Powerful Women in Business.  

Denise earned her B.S. degree in economics and psychology from Boston College, graduating magna cum laude. She resides in Princeton, N.J., with her husband, Tom, and they have two grown children.

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