Richard C. Allendorf

Richard Allendorf is senior vice president, general counsel and secretary of General Mills.  Mr. Allendorf joined General Mills in 1998.  He was promoted to vice president, deputy general counsel in 2010, first overseeing the legal affairs of our U.S. Retail business and Consumer Food Sales, and then in 2012 overseeing the International business and global ethics and compliance.  He was named to his present position in February 2015.

Prior to joining General Mills, Allendorf was in private practice with the firm Shearman and Sterling in New York City.  He later joined the Minneapolis firm of Mackall, Crounse and Moore. He was in finance with General Electric prior to his legal career.



Iowa State University, bachelor's degree
University of Minnesota, J.D., 1989

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