How I Got Here: General Mills' Anton Vincent

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Anton Vincent is a man of diverse interests. In fact, that’s what drew the Mississippi native to a career in brand management. As president of the baking division at General Mills, he oversees such popular brands as Betty Crocker and Bisquick, and he is a founder of the company’s Black Champions Network. Based in suburban Minneapolis, Vincent sits on the board of directors of the Milestone Growth Fund and is a trustee at the Breck School. As part of Bloomberg Businessweek’s “How I Got Here” series, Vincent spoke with Victoria Black about how his diverse interests fit seamlessly into his job. What follows is the story of Vincent’s career progression, in his own words. (Some quotes have been edited for space and clarity.)

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