Kevin Wilde is responsible for world-wide people growth at
General Mills, including talent management, executive development and the
Leadership Institute. Since joining the
company in 1998, the organization has been consistently recognized for its
innovative development work, highlighted by Fortune’s
#2 ranking as one of the best companies in the world at leadership development,
#1 listing by Leadership Excellence magazine, #1 Global Learning Elite ranking and Training
magazine’s “Hall of Fame” designation as a top company for employee
development. In 2007, Chief Learning Officer magazine selected
Kevin as CLO of the year.
Kevin is a columnist for Talent Management magazine and serves on the editorial board for a
number of professional journals. In
2011, his first book, “Dancing with the Talent Stars: 25 Moves that Matter Now” was published by
Human Capital Media. His writing for
Talent management received a national award for editorial excellence from the
American Society of Business Publication Editors. His work has also been published in over a
dozen books, including Coaching For Leadership and the Pfieffer
Annual on Leadership Development. He
has been quoted on leadership and development by Business Week, the Financial
Times, Fortune and Time magazine.
Before joining General Mills, he spent 17 years at General
Electric in a variety of human resources positions in the healthcare and
capital divisions, as well as corporate assignments at GE’s renown Crotonville
management development center. While at
GE, he also held positions in manufacturing, marketing and six sigma quality.
He received a bachelor’s degree in marketing and
education from the University of Wisconsin at Stout in 1980 and a master’s
degree in administrative leadership and adult education from the University of
Wisconsin at Milwaukee in 1981.