is an American business executive who serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of Campbell Soup Company. Named the 21st Most Powerful Woman in Business by Fortune Magazine, Morrison was elected a Director of Campbell in October 2010. She is Campbell's 12th leader in the company's 140-year history.
Denise Morrison was born in Elberon, New Jersey, and is one of four sisters who have all enjoyed successful business careers. The "Sullivan Sisters" were featured in a 2007 Wall Street Journal article, "Raising Women to Be Leaders." Denise is the first-born; Maggie Wilderotter is chairman and CEO of Frontier Communications; Colleen Bastkowski was a regional vice president of sales at Expedia Corporate Travel; and Andrea Doelling, a champion horse jumper, was senior vice president of sales at AT&T Wireless. Their father, Dennis Sullivan, a Korean War veteran and AT&T executive, wanted to share everything he knew about business with his girls. He reportedly talked with them while they were still in grade school about setting profit-margin goals. Their mother, Connie Sullivan, taught them that ambition is a part of femininity. Campbell's fiscal year runs from August 1 to July 31.
Morrison is a former director of The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company and a former Director of Ballard Power Systems Inc. She is a founding member of the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation, an initiative composed of manufacturers and retailers designed to combat obesity in the marketplace, workplace, and in schools through communication and education. She is also on the non-profit board of Students in Free Enterprise.
Additionally, she serves on the board of the Grocery Manufacturers Association and is the chair of its Health and Wellness Committee. Morrison is also on the board of the Consumer Goods Forum.
She is the former chair of Catalyst's Advisory Board and former President of the N.J. Women's Forum, and has served on the Board of the Food Industry Crusade Against Hunger and Leadership California.
Morrison was also named the 21st Most Powerful Woman in Business by Fortune Magazine.
Morrison has been recognized with many other awards as well, including: Power 50, Supermarket News 2011; "Woman of Distinction" American Heart Association of New Jersey, 2010; One of the 50 Most Influential Irish Women, Irish Voice 2010; Trailblazer Award; "Top Woman in Grocery," Progressive Grocer magazine, 2008, 2009, and 2010; One of the Top 50 Women in Business in the State of N.J., NJBIZ magazine, 2008; One of the Top 50 Women to Watch, Wall Street Journal, 2007; "Aiming High Award" by Legal Momentum, 2007; and Garden State "Woman of the Year" for Corporations, Garden State Women magazine, 2007.
Personal and family
Morrison lives in Princeton, New Jersey, with her husband, Tom, and has two grown daughters.
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