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Debra Sandler

Founder and CEO, Mavis Foods

Debra Sandler is the Founder and CEO of Mavis Foods, LLC, a food company focusing on direct-to-consumer sales, and President and Chief Executive Officer of consulting firm La Grenade Group, LLC. She has been on KDP’s Board since 2021. 

Debra has extensive experience in the consumer-packaged goods industry and a deep understanding of consumer behavior and the evolving retail landscape. She previously served as Chief Health and Wellbeing Officer at Mars, Inc. and Chief Consumer Officer and President of Mars Chocolate North America. She also held senior leadership positions with Johnson & Johnson, including as Worldwide President for McNeil Nutritionals LLC, and spent more than a decade with PepsiCo, Inc.   

Debra serves on the Board of Archer Daniels Midland Inc., Dollar General Corporation and Gannett Co., Inc.  She is also a member of the Board of Advisors for Pharmavite, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Otsuka Pharmaceuticals, and a trustee for Hofstra University. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Hofstra University and a master’s degree in Marketing from New York University.