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John M. Stafford

John M. Stafford, American independent investor. Board directors Minnetonka Corporation Served with United States Marine Corps, 1958-1960.

Background

  • Stafford, John M. was born on October 25, 1936 in Evanston, Illinois, United States. Son of Charles Marshall and Harriet Helen (Walker) Stafford.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Yale University, 1958.

    Career

    • Vice president, account supervisor Leo Burnett Company, Chicago, 1960-1972. Senior vice president marketing Kentucky Fried Chicken Corporation, 1972-1975. Senior vice president Green Giant Company, 1975-1979, chief operating officer, 1979.

      Executive vice president Pillsbury Company, 1979-1984, president, 1984-1988, chairman, chief executive officer, 1985-1988. Board directors Cooper Industries, Michael Foods Inc.

    Membership

    Board directors Minnetonka Corporation Served with United States Marine Corps, 1958-1960.

    Connections

    • Married Ardietta Ford, June 12, 1958. Children: John Marshall, Lisa, Michael.
    • father: Charles Marshall Stafford
    • mother: Harriet Helen (Walker) Stafford
    • spouse: Ardietta Ford
    • children: John Marshall Stafford
    • Lisa Stafford
    • Michael Stafford
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    Born October 25, 1936
    • 1958
      Yale University
    • 1960 - 1972
      Vice president
      Chicago, Illinois, United States
    • 1972 - 1975
      senior, vice president marketing Kentucky Fried Chicken Corporation
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