The Kellogg Foundation Names New CEO

Taking the helm at one of the largest philanthropic foundations in the United States, La June Montgomery Tabron will become the first female and African American to lead the W.K. Kellogg Foundation in its 83-year history.

The board of trustees elected Tabron, effective January 1, 2014, to replace Sterling Sperin who is stepping down after an eight-year stint.

WKKF prides itself on working with communities to create the conditions where vulnerable children can realize their full potential in school, work and life.

Having been with the company for the past 26 years, Tabron’s drive and dedication to the mission of the company led her to numerous promotions. She began as a financial controller and rose within the company into her current role of executive vice president of operations and treasurer.

“I am pleased to have this opportunity to serve and to lead this wonderful foundation to make a difference in the lives of vulnerable children,” says Tabron in the press release. “Growing up in a family of 10 children in inner-city Detroit, I know first-hand the day-to-day challenges faced by the families we seek to help.