TODD B. PUTMAN
BA 1984, Brian Lamb School of Communication
General Manager, C-Fresh Consumer Package Goods, Los Angeles, CA
A consumer strategist at heart and advocate for mission-driven organizations and individuals that create value while delivering societal benefit, Todd Putman serves as General Manager for the Garden Fresh strategic business unit within the new Campbell Fresh division of the Campbell Soup Company. Todd leads the retail fresh soup business and the recently-acquired Garden Fresh Gourmet. The #1 branded refrigerated salsa in the United States, the Garden Fresh Gourmet acquisition represents the reshaping of Campbell’s portfolio toward the fast-growing packaged fresh and organic food categories.
Previously, Todd was the Chief Commercial Officer for Bolthouse Farms, where his responsibilities included sales, consumer/customer marketing, innovation, and research & development.
The mission at Bolthouse Farms is to Inspire the Fresh Revolution, and Todd has dedicated himself to doing just that. He recently served as an architect “TeamFNV,” a brand collaboration focused on increasing consumption and sales of fruits and vegetables among teens and moms. Before that, he was deeply involved in “Eat Brighter,” an initiative created to encourage children to make the choice to eat more fruits and vegetables. Both partnerships included the White House and First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! organization and the Produce Marketing Association, among others.
Todd has over 30 years of experience in general management, marketing, and innovation with powerhouse brands such as Procter & Gamble, The Walt Disney Company, and The Coca-Cola Company.
Todd earned a bachelor’s degree from Purdue University and is the Chair of the Liberal Arts Dean’s Advisory Council. His other board affiliations include The Public Good Projects in New York. He was formerly on the board of Sahale Snacks, which was acquired by the J.M. Smucker’s Co. Todd is passionately committed to empowering people to accomplish their goals and realize their individual potential. His upcoming book, Be More: Find Your Truth, Tell Your Story, and Get What You Want Out of Life, will be published in fall 2015. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Rachel, and two children.