Campbell Soup Co. has appointed Charles A. Brawley III as EVP, general counsel and corporate secretary, effective Nov. 30. He succeeds Adam Ciongoli, who accepted a role at another company.
Brawley joined the company in 2016 and most recently served as SVP, corporate secretary and deputy general counsel, overseeing Campbell’s legal functions of corporate governance, securities law and commercial contracts.
In his expanded role, he will oversee the company’s legal department, including government affairs, global security and corporate responsibility and sustainability. He will report to President and CEO Mark Clouse and become a member of Campbell’s operating committee.
“Charlie has played a crucial role in all aspects of Campbell’s strategy and business, working closely with me, the operating committee and our board of directors. I’m pleased that our strong talent pipeline enables us to promote Charlie to step into this critical role and continue to build upon our momentum,” Clouse said.
Prior to Campbell, Brawley was SVP, secretary and associate general counsel of Lincoln Financial Group. He also spent several years at PMA Capital Corporation and Cigna Corp. Brawley began his legal career with the law firm of Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP in Philadelphia.
Ciongoli accepts outside opportunity
Ciongoli, who joined the company in 2015, has served as general counsel and chief sustainability, corporate responsibility and governance officer and played a significant role in Campbell’s transformation. He is leaving the company to join Fox Corp. as chief legal and policy officer.
“Adam has been an invaluable strategic partner to me and our board of directors. We are deeply grateful for his contributions and wish him the best in his new role,” Clouse said.
Headquartered in Camden, New Jersey, since 1869, the company generated fiscal 2023 net sales of $9.4 billion. Its portfolio includes iconic brands such as Campbell’s, Cape Cod, Goldfish, Kettle Brand, Lance, Late July, Milano, Pace, Pacific Foods, Pepperidge Farm, Prego, Snyder’s of Hanover, Swanson and V8.
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