Name: Arnold Donald
Title: President & CEO
Organization: Executive Leadership Council
What Makes This Person a Game Changer:
In November 2010, Arnold Donald assumed the president and chief executive officer positions at the Executive Leadership Council, a professional network of African American Fortune 500 executives. Prior to being selected for that role, Donald was an executive at various agricultural and food-related company’s such as Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International, the Monsanto Company, as well as the Merisant Company, one of the leading alternative sweetener brand firm. Donald currently serves as a Trustee for the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center. He currently serves on several boards at the National Advisory Council of Carleton College and the Conflict of Interest in Research Committee for the Washington University School of Engineering and medical schools, respectively. He has also served on the boards at Dillard University, Washington University in St. Louis, the St. Louis Art Museum, the Missouri Botanical Garden, the St. Louis Science Center, the Opera Theatre of St. Louis, and the St. Louis Regional Commerce and Growth Association, just to name a few.
He was also a President Bill Clinton appointee and a President George W. Bush repeat appointee to the President’s Export Council (PEC) for international trade.