Jacqueline R. Williams-Roll

Jacqueline R. Williams-Roll Chief Human Resources Officer, General Mills, Inc.

As a chief human resources officer, Jacqueline Williams-Roll is responsible for the development of the global people and organizational strategies to enable the growth of General Mills. Her goal is to inspire General Mills’ talent and teams to deliver winning performance through purpose, development and connection.

Williams-Roll joined the company in 1995 and has held human resources leadership roles in Supply Chain, Finance, Marketing and Talent and Organization Effectiveness. 

Williams-Roll has worked a large part of her career on businesses outside of the United States, including an assignment based in Switzerland in which she led human resources for Europe, Middle East and North Africa, and as vice president of human resources for the international segment. 

Before joining General Mills, she held sales and management roles with Jenny Craig International.

Williams-Roll is a member of the Human Resources Policy Association, the Center on Executive Compensation, the Peer Roundtable for CHROs and the Center for Executive Succession.

She holds a Bachelor’s degree from Nebraska Wesleyan University and Master’s degree from University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management. She serves on the board of the University of Minnesota Foundation as Chair of the Human Resources Committee, and she is on the board of the Human Resources Policy Association. She also serves as a member of the Carlson School HR Advisory Council.