Jamie Miller recently announced she will be stepping down as Cargill’s Chief Financial Officer. As Miller pursues another opportunity, Joanne Knight will serve as Cargill’s acting CFO.
Knight currently serves as Vice President of Finance for Cargill’s Agriculture Supply Chain enterprise, which includes Ocean Transportation and the World Trading Group. Before Cargill, Knight spent 10 years in finance, marketing, and business leadership roles at General Mills that included P&L responsibility, as well as roles in supply chain finance, sales finance, and financial planning and analysis.
According to the release, Knight also held finance leadership roles at Wachovia. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and Management from the University of Virginia and her Master of Business Administration degree from Harvard University.
“Joanne is highly regarded by the board and Executive Team for her strong track record of leadership and operating results and is well-equipped to take the role of acting CFO,” Brian Sikes, President and Chief Executive Officer, said. “She will step into the role from a position of strength as a seasoned finance leader who has built her career on delivering results through dynamic market cycles. Together, we will grow with customers, strengthen our core, and thoughtfully target new markets to ensure we are a reliable, sustainable partner for our customers—today and in the future.”
As Knight takes on a pivotal role in the company’s continued growth, Miller’s last day with Cargill is January 13, 2023. She will be accepting an opportunity outside the company.
“We are grateful for Jamie’s service to Cargill,” Sikes added. “Over the last few years, we have further strengthened our business model, expanded our business portfolio, and are well-positioned for long-term success.”
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