Gary Pilnick has been Vice Chairman, Corporate Development and Chief Legal Officer, Kellogg Company since 2016. Mr. Pilnick is also a member of the company’s Global Leadership Team. Mr. Pilnick assumed the role of Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary in 2003 and assumed the responsibility of Corporate Development in 2004. He joined Kellogg Company in 2000 as Vice President, Deputy General Counsel and Assistant Secretary.
Prior to joining Kellogg, Mr. Pilnick was affiliated with the Chicago law firm of Jenner and Block from 1989 to 1995, which included corporate legal assignments in Chicago and Tokyo, Japan. He served as Vice President and Chief Corporate Counsel for Specialty Foods Corporation from 1995 to 1997 when he joined Sara Lee Corporation as Chief Counsel, Corporate Development, and Finance. He was named Vice President and Chief Counsel, Sara Lee Branded Apparel, North and South America in February 1999.
Mr. Pilnick received a Bachelor’s degree with Honors from Lafayette College, Easton, Pennsylvania, and a Juris Doctorate with Honors from Duke University School of Law, Durham, North Carolina.