Dr. Reatha Clark King is a board member and the current chairman of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD). She is a member of the Board of Overseers of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award Program and Emerita Trustee of the University of Chicago. She is a former board member of Exxon Mobil Corporation, Wells Fargo Company, Minnesota Mutual Companies, H. B. Fuller Company, Lenox Group Inc., and the Allina Health System. King has served on several NACD Blue Ribbon Commissions, including board leadership, director liability, risk governance, effective lead director, and board diversity. She has served on the boards of several major nonprofit, philanthropic, and government organizations, including the American Council on Education, the Council on Foundations, and the Commission on National and Community Service. King is a former president and board chair of the General Mills Foundation, and a former vice president of General Mills.
Prior to joining General Mills, King served for 11 years as president of Metropolitan State University in the Twin Cities, and prior to that position, she was associate dean at York College of the City University of New York. A chemist by training, King began her professional career as a research chemist at the National Bureau of Standards in Washington, D.C.
King received her undergraduate degree from Clark Atlanta University, master’s and doctorate degrees from the University of Chicago, and her master of business administration from Columbia University. In addition, she has 14 honorary doctorates and has been awarded numerous civic and business awards, including NACD’s 2004 Director of the Year Award.
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