Kim Nelson

Kim Nelson

“Ranked Choice Voting is a people-powered movement that holds the promise of breaking through the political gridlock that is impeding progress on racial justice and every other issue facing our nation. It is one of the most doable and impactful reforms we can take to create a more inclusive and representative democracy.”

Kim Nelson, a resident of Wayzata, is one of Minnesota’s most well-known women business leaders, served as President of General Mills $1.2B Snack Food Division and Senior Vice President of External Relations. Kim brings nearly 30 years of corporate, operating, communications and government relations experience to the FVMN Board and its mission to educate voters and transform our democracy for the better. Kim has been pivotal in organizing the business community in support of Ranked Choice Voting. Within months of joining FairVote MN, she had lined up support from more than a dozen of Minnesota business leaders and delivered their statement of support to the State Legislature. Kim currently serves on several corporate and community boards, including the Northside Achievement Zone, a community partnership focused on ending multi-generational poverty in north Minneapolis. Kim holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Columbia Business School.