Prior to joining Glory Foods, Neal was a part of a number of Fortune 100 companies such as M&M/Mars, Quaker Oats, Heinz, Nabisco, and Kraft. She has extensive experience working with popular consumer packaged goods brands like M&Ms, Kibbles 'n Bits Dog Food, A.1. Steak Sauce and Planters.
Much of Neal's career has been spent managing brands and businesses, and developing expertise in leveraging consumer insights to develop marketing strategies and business plans for existing businesses. Neal has also been responsible for translating consumer insights and marketplace trends into new product ideas, and leading the execution of marketing tactics to achieve financial targets.
Glory Foods manufactures and distributes a comprehensive line of traditional Southern-style food products to grocery stores nationwide. Glory Foods offers a full-line of products including seasoned canned vegetables and side dishes, frozen savory entrees and side dishes, and fresh-cut, bagged vegetables. Neal is the third president in Glory's 15-year history -- following company founder William F. Williams and G. Barry Huff, who stepped down in April of 2007.
"I am incredibly honored to join Glory Foods, a company with such a strong heritage and tradition of quality," says Neal. "I am a longtime fan of Glory Foods' products, and I am excited to play a part in helping Glory Foods continue providing convenient mealtime solutions that promote family togetherness and health."
Neal earned her bachelor's degree in Finance from Howard University and her MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University. She is a native of Washington, DC.
From the October 22, 2007, Prepared Foods e-Flash