Jennifer ConveryWilbur-Ellis Board
As a commercial and operational leader in the food industry, Ms. Convery has extensive experience executing a purpose-driven strategy, while exceeding financial targets. She designs and develops inclusive organizations that strive to overdeliver on their customers’ expectations.
Ms. Convery has served in senior leadership roles at Griffith Foods, Inc., a privately held, global developer and manufacturer of food ingredient systems. As Group President, North America, she was responsible for the U.S., Canada and Mexico business units, which consistently delivered the largest revenue and profit for the company. As a member of the company’s worldwide leadership team, she was instrumental in Griffith Foods’ development of its purpose-driven strategic plan and operational success. She also held senior sales positions, including Vice President of Sales for Griffith Laboratories, USA. Prior to Griffith Foods, she held senior sales and marketing management roles at Johnson & Johnson and General Mills.
Ms. Convery holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Brown University, and continued her education through executive programs at the Kellogg School of Management and Harvard Business School. She also serves on the Board of Directors of Dot Foods and HAMRA Enterprises, and was twice honored with Crain’s Chicago Business Magazine’s Top 50 Women Executives Over 50 Award.
Ms. Convery lives in Southern California with her husband Kevin. They have three sons and a daughter-in-law. The whole family enjoys traveling, eating delicious food, playing tennis, and skiing together. Jennifer has been involved in the Alzheimer’s Organization of Illinois for many years.