President, CEO and Board Director
The Hain Celestial Group
First Horizon National Corporation
Ronald McDonald House Charities
Wendy Davidson is a global executive with over 25 years of experience in the branded CPG, retail, and food away from home industries, with a record of accomplishment in innovation, turnaround and profitable growth of mature businesses. As the President of U.S. Specialty Channels, Wendy is responsible for leading a $1.5B business in growth channels from small retail formats including convenience and vending to foodservice business-to-business operations such as schools, restaurants, lodging and healthcare as well as specialty ventures such as direct-to-consumer and Girl Scouts. She is a member of the Kellogg Global Leadership Team, the North American Leadership Team, the Kellogg Political Action Committee and Board of Trustees for the Kellogg Company Fund, eighteen94 Venture Capital Fund Investment Committee, the K Pride & Allies (KPA) and Women of Kellogg (WOK) networks and Executive Sponsor for the company’s Young Professionals (YP) business/employee resource group.
A graduate of Luther College, Wendy serves as the Chair of the Board of Regents. She is a non-Executive Director on the Board of First Horizon National Corporation (NYSE: FHN) and a Trustee on the Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Global Board. She is a member of Women’s Foodservice Forum, The Network of Executive Women, the International Women’s Forum, The Chicago Network and serves on the Advisory Board of BRAVA Investments, a venture capital fund.
Ms. Davidson was awarded the National Diversity Council’s Top 15 Business Women in Illinois in 2017 and received the Luminary Award in 2016 from Girl Scouts of Chicago & NW Indiana.