Campbell Soup Co. announced Tuesday it appointed Chris Foley as president – Campbell Meals & Beverages and senior vice president, Campbell Soup Co.. Effective immediately, Foley will report to Mark Clouse, Campbell’s president and chief executive officer, and become a corporate officer and a member of the Campbell Leadership Team.
In his new role, Foley will lead the $4.3 billion division that includes the company’s U.S. soup, simple meals and shelf-stable beverages portfolio, as well as Pacific Foods, North America Food Service, Plum and its Canadian and Latin America businesses.
Foley, 47, has spent 20 years at Campbell in a variety of roles across the company, including general management positions at Pepperidge Farm and in Australia and New Zealand, as well as marketing leadership roles in the U.S. and internationally. Most recently, he served as chief marketing officer, Campbell Snacks.
“Chris is a terrific leader who brings the right mix of general management, marketing expertise and knowledge of Campbell to the critical role of leading our Meals & Beverages division,” said Clouse. “Based on his success at Pepperidge Farm and his key role in the integration of Campbell Snacks, I am confident Chris is the right person to increase innovation, step up our marketing and build consumer relevance for our Meals & Beverages brands.”
Foley received his B.A. in English from the College of the Holy Cross and his MBA from The College of William & Mary. He is also a member of the Board of Directors for The Ad Council.