Roderick (Rick) Palmore, Esq.
General Mills, Inc.
Rick Palmore is executive vice president, general counsel and chief compliance and risk management officer, and secretary of General Mills. Palmore joined General Mills in 2008 from Sara Lee Corporation, where he was executive vice president, general counsel and secretary.
Palmore previously was a partner with Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal in Chicago, which he joined in 1993. He was a partner with Wildman, Harrold, Allen & Dixon from 1986 to 1993, having joined that firm as an associate in 1982. His prior experience includes work as an assistant United States attorney in the Northern District of Illinois.
He is a director of the Chicago Board Options Exchange, and also is a member of the executive committee of the Association of General Counsel. He is a graduate of Yale University and the University of Chicago Law School.