Gary Rodkin is special Adviser of ConAgra Foods, Inc., and served as its Chief Executive Officer and President for 10 years until 2015.
Prior to joining ConAgra Foods, he was chairman and chief executive officer of PepsiCo Beverages and Foods North America, where he led a $10 billion organization that included leading brands such as Pepsi, Gatorade, Quaker Foods and Tropicana. He joined PepsiCo in 1998 after it acquired Tropicana, where he had served as president since 1995. For more than 15 years, he held marketing and general management positions of increasing responsibility at General Mills, with his last three years as president of the Yoplait yogurt division.
Gary graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a bachelor's degree in economics from Rutgers College and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, where he was recently named a Fellow of Executive Education. He serves on the board of overseers for Rutgers College, and the board of directors of Avon® Products and Simon Property Group. He is also the past chairman for Grocery Manufacturers Association and Boys Town boards.