Kim Rucker will be EVP of corporate and legal affairs for Kraft Foods Group, effective late August. Upon the launch of Kraft Foods Group later in 2012, Rucker will report to North America President and future CEO Tony Vernon.
Rucker joins the company from Avon Products, where she serves as SVP, general counsel, corporate secretary and CCO. Prior to Avon, Rucker was SVP, corporate secretary and CGO for Energy Future Holdings.
“Kim’s extensive experience providing strong strategic and legal counsel to Boards of Directors, CEOs and executive teams of large public companies will be invaluable as we become a stand-alone entity,” said Vernon.
Beginning in August, she will join Vernon’s management team, leading legal, corporate governance and affairs. Upon the launch of Kraft Foods Group, she will assume the role of EVP of corporate and legal affairs, in addition to general counsel and corporate secretary.