Vice President, Corporate Affairs at Mars Wrigley
Jessica Adelman is vice president of corporate affairs at Mars, where she oversees all external communications worldwide for Mars Wrigley, as well as corporate affairs in North America, and also sits on the Mars Wrigley Foundation board of directors as vice chair. Additionally, she teaches a course in sustainable branding at Northwestern University and was recently named to the board of directors for the National Endowment for Democracy.
Previously, Adelman served as vice president of corporate affairs for Kroger, a major U.S. retailer, where she directed communications, corporate affairs, sustainability and both of the Kroger foundations. She was part of the team that created Kroger’s Zero Hunger Zero Waste plan, which led to Kroger being included in Fortune magazine’s list of top ten companies changing the world.
Prior to her service at Kroger, Adelman held management roles at Syngenta, Monsanto and Cargill. She has been included on numerous notable lists, such as the top women in PR and the most powerful women in America. She graduated from Dartmouth College as a Russian studies major and subsequently lived in the former Soviet Union for several years. She later received her MBA from the Wharton School and a master’s degree in international relations from the University of Pennsylvania.