Dean's Advisory Council: Lionel L. Nowell
Mr. Nowell is a member of the Board of Directors of American Electric Power Company, based in Columbus, Ohio, and Reynolds American Inc. based in Winston-Salem, NC. He also serves on the Dean's Advisory Board at The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business and is an active member of the Executive Leadership Council, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Ohio Society of CPAs.
Mr. Nowell retired in June 2009 as Senior Vice President and Treasurer of PepsiCo, a position he assumed in August 2001. In this role, Mr. Nowell was responsible for PepsiCo’s worldwide corporate treasury function, including debt and investment activities, capital markets strategies, foreign exchange, insurance and pensions.
Previously Mr. Nowell was Chief Financial Officer for The Pepsi Bottling Group (PBG), a position he assumed in 2000. Before PBG, he was PepsiCo’s Controller. Mr. Nowell joined PepsiCo from RJR Nabisco, Inc., where he was Senior Vice President, Strategy and Business Development. At RJR Nabisco he played an active role in developing successful strategies to dramatically build shareholder value, including the sale of the company’s international tobacco unit and spin off of its snack food business.
From 1991 to 1998 Mr. Nowell held a variety of senior financial roles at the Pillsbury division of Diageo PLC, including Chief Financial Officer of its Pillsbury North America, Pillsbury Foodservice and Haagen Dazs units. He also served as Vice President and Controller of the Pillsbury Company, Vice President of Food and International Retailing Audit and Director of Internal Audit.
Prior to joining Pillsbury, Mr. Nowell spent eight years as a finance executive at Pizza Hut, which at the time was a division of PepsiCo.