As Senior Director, Philanthropy and Social Impact, Stephanie is responsible for leading and implementing the company’s global food security cause platform, Kellogg’s Better Days. She leads the planning and execution of the companywide U.S. United Way campaign, and related employee engagement activities. Stephanie serves as Executive Director for the Kellogg Company Fund and the Kellogg Employees’ 25 Year-Fund, private foundation established by Mr. Kellogg in 1944 with support from Kellogg Company to assist 25-year employees experiencing financial hardship. She also leads communications strategy and execution for the company’s social responsibility initiatives, including wellbeing, philanthropy, sustainability, and equity, diversity and inclusion, to drive growth and enhance reputation.
Stephanie joined Kellogg in 2006 as part of the company’s Corporate Communications team, and progressed through a variety of communications roles with increasing responsibility until joining the Philanthropy team in 2016. Her previous roles included leading the development and execution of global corporate reputation communications strategies to advance and promote Kellogg Company’s reputation with key stakeholders. Before joining Kellogg, Stephanie worked as a technical writer and freelance journalist.
Stephanie is a Lee Honors College graduate with a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism from Western Michigan University (WMU) and received a Master’s Degree in Communication from WMU as well.
She currently serves as Immediate Past Chair on the Board for the United Way of the Battle Creek and Kalamazoo region, and as a member of the United Way Worldwide Global Corporate Leadership Advisory Council and the No Kid Hungry Leadership Council. She also serves as Co-Chair on the External Advisory Board for the WMU School of Communication, and on the WMU Alumni Association Board of Directors, the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra Board and leadership team for the Women of Kellogg employee resource group.