Newman's Own Inc.
Member, board of directors
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Newman's Own, Inc., the food and beverage company that was created by Paul Newman to give 100% of its profits to charity, announced the appointment of Bridgette Heller to its board of directors.
Ms. Heller has been an accomplished leader of consumer businesses for over 30 years and has a track record of accelerating growth and profitability in both Fortune 100 and private equity owned enterprises. Most recently until January of 2019, Ms. Heller served as the EVP and President of Nutricia, the Specialized Nutrition Division of Danone. Previously she led major businesses and business units at Merck Consumer Care, Johnson & Johnson, Chung's Gourmet Foods and Kraft Foods.
"We are delighted to have Bridgette join the Newman's Own, Inc. Board of Directors," said Ellen Marram, Chairman. "Bridgette brings deep experience in driving growth at consumer businesses. Her expertise, insights and passion make her an important addition to the board."
Ms. Heller is currently the co-founder and current CEO of the Shirley Proctor Puller Foundation, a 501(c)(3) with a mission of advancing achievement and closing the achievement gap for underserved students in South St. Petersburg, Florida.
"It is an honor to join the Newman's Own, Inc. Board of Directors and be a part of the brand that develops great products, gives 100% of its profits to charity and uses the power of philanthropy to transform lives," said Ms. Heller.
Ms. Heller serves on the Board of Directors for Novartis and Dexcom. She also serves on the Board of Directors for the non-profit Preserve Vision Florida and is a member of the Advisory Board for the Kellogg School of Management.
She received her BA from Northwestern University and her MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management.