Wendy Davidson

Wendy Davidson

Americas President
Glanbia Performance Nutrition

Wendy Davidson is a global executive with over 25 years of experience in the branded CPG, retail and foodservice industries, with a record of accomplishment in innovation, turnaround and profitable growth of mature businesses.

As the president of the Americas for Glanbia Performance Nutrition, Davidson is responsible for leading the $1.2 billion business across North America and Latin America for leading brands in sports and lifestyle nutrition including Optimum Nutrition ™, Slimfast ™, Think!, Amazing Grass™, and Isopure ™.

Previously, Davidson spent seven years as president of the $1 billion Away From Home business for the Kellogg Company, leading business from small format retail to foodservice, vending, ecommerce and unique business models and strategic ventures. Prior to Kellogg, she worked as vice president and general manager for the U.S. and Latin America for McCormick & Company and spent more than 15 years as a part of the executive team at Tyson Foods Inc. During her tenure at Tyson, she held a variety of leadership roles including senior vice president and general manager prepared foods; group vice president food service; and senior vice president and general manager of the McDonald’s global business unit.

A graduate of Luther College, Davidson serves as the chair of the board of regents. She is a non-executive director on the board of First Horizon National Corporation, a leading regional financial services company and is a trustee on the Ronald McDonald House Charities Global Board. She is past board chair of Women’s Foodservice Forum, and a member of The Network of Executive Women, International Women’s Forum, The Chicago Network, Commercial Club of Chicago, the World Business Chicago Board and the Economic Club of Chicago.

A frequent keynote speaker, Davidson was named to the 2020 Crain’s list of Notable Women Executives Over 50 and the 2019 list of Most Influential Corporate Board Directors by WomenInc. Magazine; awarded the National Diversity Council’s 2017 Top 15 Business Women in Illinois; and received the Luminary Award in 2016 from Girl Scouts of Chicago & North West Indiana. She was previously named to the Northwest Arkansas Business Journal’s “40 under 40” and “Diamond Decade."