Kellogg has elected Stephanie Burns, Ph.D., retired chairperson and CEO of Dow Corning Corporation, and La June Montgomery Tabron, president and CEO of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, to the company’s board of directors.
"Stephanie and La June bring a wealth of experience and leadership from both the business and the philanthropic sectors," said chairman Jim Jenness. "We are proud to welcome these forward-thinking innovators to our board."
Dr. Burns is credited with spearheading Dow Corning's investments in emerging markets, including China, India, Russia, Turkey and Vietnam. Dr. Burns served as Dow Corning's first director of women's health and is the former chairman of the American Chemical Council. She also served on President Obama's President's Export Council.
Montgomery Tabron oversees the foundation's work ensuring optimal child development. During her 26-year career with the foundation, Montgomery Tabron has been involved in all aspects of its operations, most recently as EVP for operations and CFO. She is also a leading civic advocate, serving as president of the board of the Western Michigan University Foundation, and as a board member of many community organizations, including Southwest Michigan First, Battle Creek Community Health Partners, Bronson Methodist Hospital and the Mississippi Center for Education Innovation. She is a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Management Accountant.
Sterling Speirn, the former president and CEO of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, is stepping down from his role on board.
"Kellogg Company has benefited greatly from Sterling's global insight and experience throughout his six years as a member of our Board. We wish him all the best as he continues his work on behalf of vulnerable children and families in the philanthropic and nonprofit arenas," said Jenness.