W. McGinnis

W. Patrick McGinnis

President, Chief Operating Officer at Grocery Products Group

Company:
Grocery Products Group

General Information

Experience

Fiat Pax

Director - Age 69

Education

Bachelor of Arts degree - Political Science and Economics , University of Denver

MBA - business , Washington University

Affiliations

Board Member - St. Louis Police Foundation

Board Member - Energizer Holdings Inc

Board Member - St. Louis Sports Commission

Chairperson, Committee Member - Board Committees

Member, Board of Trustees - Washington University

Board Member - Non-Employee

Board Member - AgEx.com Incorporated

Member of Board of Trustees - Instead of War Coalition

Chief Executive Officer and President - Nestle SA

Board Member - Brown Group , Inc.

Recent News  

News - General Company Releases - Brown Shoe

Brown Shoe Elects William Patrick McGinnis to
Board of Directors ST. LOUIS, Mo., October 14, 1999 -- W. Patrick McGinnis, Chief Executive Officer and President of Ralston Purina Company, has been elected to the Brown Shoe Company, Inc. McGinnis, 51, is Chief Executive Officer and President of Ralston Purina Company, and President and Chief Executive Officer of the Ralston Purina, Pet Products Group. He is also a member of the Ralston Purina Company Board of Directors. "Pat McGinnis, with his experience in running a top consumer marketing company, will be a real asset to our Board and to Brown Shoe," said Fromm. McGinnis joined Ralston Purina Company in 1972. In 1984, he was named Corporate Vice President of Ralston Purina and Executive Vice President, Grocery Products Group. In 1989, he was named President, Chief Operating Officer, Grocery Products Group, and in 1992, was named President and Chief Executive Officer, Pet Products Group. He was named to his current position in 1999. McGinnis also recently was elected to the Board of Trustees of Washington University in St. Louis. McGinnis' election increases the number of Board members from eight to nine. In May 2000, at the Brown Shoe annual shareholders' meeting, he will stand for election to a three-year term. McGinnis received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Economics from the University of Denver and his Master of Business Administration degree in Marketing from the Washington University Graduate School of Business in St. Louis.

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News - General Company Releases - Brown Shoe

Brown Shoe Elects William Patrick McGinnis to Board of DirectorsST. LOUIS, Mo., October 14, 1999 -- W. Patrick McGinnis, Chief Executive Officer and President of Ralston Purina Company, has been elected to the Brown Shoe Company, Inc.McGinnis, 51, is Chief Executive Officer and President of Ralston Purina Company, and President and Chief Executive Officer of the Ralston Purina, Pet Products Group.He is also a member of the Ralston Purina Company Board of Directors. "Pat McGinnis, with his experience in running a top consumer marketing company, will be a real asset to our Board and to Brown Shoe," said Fromm.McGinnis joined Ralston Purina Company in 1972.In 1984, he was named Corporate Vice President of Ralston Purina and Executive Vice President, Grocery Products Group.In 1989, he was named President, Chief Operating Officer, Grocery Products Group, and in 1992, was named President and Chief Executive Officer, Pet Products Group.He was named to his current position in 1999.McGinnis also recently was elected to the Board of Trustees of Washington University in St. Louis.McGinnis' election increases the number of Board members from eight to nine.In May 2000, at the Brown Shoe annual shareholders' meeting, he will stand for election to a three-year term.McGinnis received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Economics from the University of Denver and his Master of Business Administration degree in Marketing from the Washington University Graduate School of Business in St. Louis.

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Brown Shoe Company, Inc. Investor Relations

Brown Shoe Elects William Patrick McGinnis to Board of DirectorsBrown Shoe Company, Inc.Brown Shoe Elects William Patrick McGinnis to Board of Directors ST. LOUIS, Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- W. Patrick McGinnis, Chief Executive Officer and President of Ralston Purina Company, has been elected to the Brown Shoe Company, Inc. (NYSE: BWS) Board of Directors, announced Ronald A. Fromm, Brown Shoe's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. McGinnis, 51, is Chief Executive Officer and President of Ralston Purina Company, and President and Chief Executive Officer of the Ralston Purina, Pet Products Group.He is also a member of the Ralston Purina Company Board of Directors. "Pat McGinnis, with his experience in running a top consumer marketing company, will be a real asset to our Board and to Brown Shoe," said Fromm.McGinnis joined Ralston Purina Company in 1972.In 1984, he was named Corporate Vice President of Ralston Purina and Executive Vice President, Grocery Products Group.In 1989, he was named President, Chief Operating Officer, Grocery Products Group, and in 1992, was named President and Chief Executive Officer, Pet Products Group.He was named to his current position in 1999.McGinnis also recently was elected to the Board of Trustees of Washington University in St. Louis. McGinnis' election increases the number of Board members from eight to nine.In May 2000, at the Brown Shoe annual shareholders' meeting, he will stand for election to a three-year term. McGinnis received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Economics from the University of Denver and his Master of Business Administration degree in Marketing from the Washington University Graduate School of Business in St Louis.

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