MBOLD Welcomes Rick Gomez, Executive Vice President and Chief Food and Beverage Officer at Target

September 7, 2021

MBOLD is excited to welcome Rick Gomez as the newest member ofour Executive Council and our Champion for MBOLD’s effortsto grow and engage talent.

MBOLD is excited to welcome Rick Gomez as the newest member of our Executive Council and our Champion for MBOLD’s efforts to grow and engage talent. As executive vice president and chief food and beverage officer at Target Corp., Rick brings to MBOLD his deep retail expertise combined with over two decades managing multi-billion-dollar consumer packaged good brands, includingMillerCoors, PepsiCo and the Quaker Oats Company.

From his vantage point as Champion of MBOLD’s talent work, Rick will help drive MBOLD efforts to expand career opportunities in food and agriculture, particularly for BIPOC talent, alongside our coalition of industry leaders.

“I’m honored to be part of MBOLD’s industry-leading initiative to cultivate career opportunities for diverse talent in Minnesota’s food and agriculture sector,” says Rick. “Now more than ever, it’s vital that industry stakeholders work together to create an inclusive, equitable environment that supports a diverse workforce – the kind of collaborative effort made possible through MBOLD’s dedicated coalition of Twin Cities-based leaders.”

“Rick is a true leader, not only in the food and beverage space but also in driving progress for more inclusive workplaces and communities,” says Sonya Roberts, president of Cargill’s salt business and co-chair of MBOLD. “A critical component of that effort is supporting the next generation of diverse talent right here in Minnesota. We’re thrilled to have Rick helping to drive this important work.”

Rick also serves on the boards of the Gay Lesbian Student Education Network and the NationalMuseum of the American Latino at the Smithsonian.