Karen Wilson Thissen, new General Counsel at General Mills
Karen Wilson Thissen will join General Mills Inc. as general counsel and corporate secretary. The cereal maker has hired Wilson Thissen, the general counsel of Ameriprise Financial Inc., to succeeds Richard Allendorf, who will be retiring in August, according to the company.
At Ameriprise Financial Inc., Wilson Thissen served as executive vice president and was named general counsel in 2017. She was responsible for the direction and oversight of the firm’s legal, compliance and corporate governance functions, managing all legal and regulatory issues for the company.
Wilson Thissen has more than 25 years of legal experience within the financial services industry. Prior to joining Ameriprise in 2005, she worked as a trial lawyer and a partner at Faegre & Benson in Minneapolis, where she represented broker-dealer, asset manager and insurance clients on a variety of litigation and regulatory matters.