Business 100 – 2016

Denise M. Morrison/Campbell Soup Company

Denise Morrison became president and CEO of Campbell Soup Company in 2011, after more than eight years at Campbell and more than 30 years in the food business. She is regularly named among the Fortune and Forbes Most Powerful Women. Denise is a founding member of the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation and serves on the board of the Grocery Manufacturers Association. Denise was named as a co-chair of the Consumer Goods Forum in 2015 and serves on the organization’s board. In 2012, she was named to President Barack Obama’s Export Council. She was elected to the MetLife, Inc. board in February 2014 and is on the board of directors for Catalyst.

A third-generation Irish American with roots in Mayo and Cork, Denise earned her B.S. in economics and psychology from Boston College, graduating magna cum laude. She was inducted into the Order of the Cross and Crown Honor Society for academic and extracurricular achievement. Of her Irish heritage, Denise says, “I see the world through Irish eyes and they are smiling.” She and her husband, Tom, have two children, Michelle and Kelly.