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Viveca Fairbanks-Henderson

Senior Director for Kellogg North America Supply Chain Packaging
Office: ARMS

Biography

Viveca Fairbanks-Henderson is the Senior Director for Kellogg North America Supply Chain Packaging. In her role, Viveca is accountable for identifying packaging synergies and solutions across the Kellogg North America business units and distribution channels.

Viveca joined Kellogg in 2012. While at Kellogg, Viveca has served as the Senior Director for R&D Cost Optimization where she delivered Food and Packaging reformulation savings across the North America business units; and as the Senior Director for Global Pringles Engineering.

Viveca began her career as a Power & Controls Engineer at Procter & Gamble (P&G) in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1991. During her 21 year career at P&G, Viveca progressed through regional and global roles of increasing responsibility. Most recently at P&G, Viveca was the Associate Director of Global Pringles Engineering, Materials and Packaging Innovation.

Viveca is a proud Boilermaker and earned her Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from Purdue in 1990. While at Purdue, Viveca served as President of the National Society of Black Engineers. After graduation, Viveca maintained strong ties with Purdue serving on the NSBE Industrial Advisory Board, the Purdue Alumni Association Board of Directors and the Purdue Alumni Association Executive Committee. In addition, she served as President of the Purdue Black Alumni Organization for ten years.

Viveca and her husband Darren Henderson, a fellow Purdue electrical engineering alum, live in Michigan. Viveca and Darren are the proud parents of a ten-year old son Bryce that they affectionately describe as an adult history buff in a child's body.

Viveca is very engaged in the community and is a member of several service-focused organizations. She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated; the Second Vice-President for the Kalamazoo Michigan Chapter of The Links, Incorporated; and the Foundation Chairperson for the Southwestern Michigan Chapter of Jack & Jill of America, Incorporated. Professionally, Viveca is a member of the CALIBR Global Leadership Network.

Outside of work, Viveca enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, reading and collecting art. She has a passion for developing youth and frequently conducts etiquette workshops for students at the elementary school, high school and college level.

She lives by the following motto: "We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act, but a habit."