Marlene M. Gordon
Marlene M. Gordon has more than 25 years of experience serving as legal counsel within the consumables and service industries and championing women’s leadership in the workplace. Mrs. Gordon has served as Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer for Panera, LLC, comprised of Panera Bread®, Caribou Coffee® and Einstein Bros.® Bagels, since May 2022. Mrs. Gordon previously served as Senior Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer, General Counsel and Secretary for Del Monte Fresh Produce Company, a global producer, marketer and distributor of fruit and vegetable products, from 2020 to 2022, and she previously served as Chief Legal, Compliance & Communications Officer and Secretary at Del Monte from 2018 to 2022. Prior experience includes approximately six years at Bacardi U.S.A., Inc., a spirits company, where she served most recently as Vice President, General Counsel for North America, in addition to serving as the Global Chair for Bacardi’s Women-In-Leadership Program, an initiative that was founded with the mission of unleashing the potential of current and future female leaders at Bacardi to drive sustainable top and bottom line business growth. Prior to Bacardi, Mrs. Gordon spent 14 years at Burger King Corporation, serving most recently as Vice President, Assistant General Counsel, Marketing and Intellectual Property, in addition to serving as chair of the company’s Women’s Leadership Forum. Mrs. Gordon brings to the Board substantial leadership experience along with compliance and corporate governance expertise.