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President and CEO of The J.M. Smucker Company
As only the sixth CEO in the Company’s 120+-year history, Mark Smucker, President and CEO, has taken on his role with humility and enthusiasm. Mark is passionate about serving all of the Company’s stakeholders and is energized by the opportunity to execute a vision that will position Smucker to continue to engage, delight, and inspire consumers through trusted brands that bring joy throughout their lives.
Under his leadership, Smucker has strengthened its position as a leading manufacturer of beloved products while expanding its role as a world-class marketer of popular brands across growth categories. This is highlighted by the success of several brands including Jif®, Smucker’s® Uncrustables®, Folgers®, Rachael Ray® Nutrish®, and Milk-Bone® This success has allowed the Company to enhance its partnerships with leading retailers, meet the evolving needs of consumers, and increase value for shareholders.
Inspired by Mark’s devotion to being relentlessly consumer-focused, Smucker has adopted a stronger concentration on agility to meet emerging needs. This is reflected in the Company’s investment in data analysis and market intelligence to better predict consumer behavior; corporate strategy, to identify new growth opportunities; and IT and sales, to expand distribution and ensure its products are conveniently available to consumers.
As Smucker has grown, Mark has preserved the culture, guided by the Company’s Basic Beliefs and Our Commitment to Each Other, that instills pride in employees while creating a positive, exciting atmosphere to attract new talent.
In addition to its leadership as a business and employer, Smucker has enhanced its position as a responsible organization. Mark has built upon the Company’s rich history of corporate responsibility by championing sustainable practices, a commitment to responsible sourcing, and a passion for supporting the communities in which Smucker operates.
Prior to being named President and CEO, Mark held leadership roles in the Company’s major businesses, including serving as President of two of its largest divisions, Consumer & Natural Foods and Coffee.
Mark holds a bachelor’s degree from the College of William and Mary as well as a Master of International Management degree from the Thunderbird School of Global Management. He lives in Akron, Ohio, with his wife, two children, and two dogs. Mark enjoys skiing, tennis, music, and cooking with his family.