James H. Murphy

Jim Murphy is president of our Meals and Baking division where he is responsible for iconic brands such as Helpers dinner mixes, Old El Paso Mexican foods, Progresso soup, Totino's hot snacks and pizza and baking products marketed under the Betty Crocker and Pillsbury brands.  

Prior to his current position, Murphy was president of Big G Cereals, which comprises the broad portfolio of brands that includes Cheerios, Trix, Chex, Fiber One, Lucky Charms and Wheaties.  He was named to that position in 2012.

Previously, he was senior vice president of Global Strategy & Growth, where he was responsible for bringing forth new growth opportunities through external mergers, partnerships, strategic relationships and acquisitions.

And before that, Murphy was president of the Meals division, where he had broad responsibility for overseeing business operations of five convenient meal categories:  Helper dinner mixes, Old El Paso Mexican products, Progresso soups and ingredients, Green Giant vegetables, and Betty Crocker side dishes.

Murphy joined General Mills in 1992. His marketing experience has spanned a cross-section of our major businesses, including Meals, Big G cereals, Snacks and Baking Products.

Murphy was elected a General Mills vice president in December 2003 and was promoted to president of the Meals division in 2006. He was named senior vice president in 2010.

Murphy, who lives in Minneapolis, Minn., is married and has four children.

Colorado College, bachelor's degree, 1986

University of Virginia, MBA, 1992

Perspectives Family Center

Twin Cities Public Television

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