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Peter Capell, Chair

Arts Patron
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Peter is currently the Board Chair of Arts Midwest. Now retired, Peter worked at General Mills, Inc. in Minneapolis from 1985 – 2012 where his most recent position was Sr. Vice President, President International Snacks. He held a variety of marketing and general management positions in both the domestic and international organizations at General Mills during his 27 years there.


Since 1997, Peter has served as President of the Domestic Snacks organization, SVP, President of the Domestic Big G Cereal organization, and SVP, International Marketing and Sales. He was elected a Senior Vice President of the corporation in 2000.


In addition to his General Mills experience, Peter worked at CBS Inc. in New York prior to attending business school. He graduated with highest honors from the State University of New York at Binghamton with a B.A. in History and he received his MBA degree in 1985 from Harvard University. Peter has been a Board member of Arts Midwest since 1998 and became Board Chair in 2012. He currently resides in the Minneapolis area.