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10-13-05

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General Mills vice president is fall 2005 Executive In Residence at Iowa State

AMES, Iowa -- Kenneth Thome, senior vice president for financial operations with General Mills Inc., Minneapolis, Minn., will speak at Iowa State University on "Pillsbury Acquisition: Lessons Learned."

His talk will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, in the Richard and Joan Stark Lecture Hall, 1148 Gerdin Business Building. The event is free and open to the public.

Thome is the College of Business' fall semester Executive In Residence. He is an Iowa State graduate in accounting and has an MBA in industrial administration from the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minn.

Thome joined General Mills in 1969 as an auditor. After serving two years in the United States Army, he resumed his career and held several auditing, accounting and analysis positions. In 1985, he was named vice president and controller for General Mills' international group and in 1991 he became vice president and director of the company's information systems organization. He was named to his current post in 1993.

He serves on the board of directors of the National Council on Economic Education and the Minnesota Council on Economic Education.

The Executive In Residence program for the College of Business was created in 1995. The program furthers the college's mission of linking theory with practice. It enhances the educational programs of the college by enriching the learning environment of students, fostering research ideas for faculty and graduate students and providing insight to new business ideas and perspectives. Executives in the program teach undergraduate classes, conduct graduate seminars and interact with faculty and staff.

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Kenneth Thome, senior vice president for financial operations with General Mills Inc., Minneapolis, Minn., will speak at Iowa State University on "Pillsbury Acquisition: Lessons Learned" at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, in 1148 Gerdin.