MINNEAPOLIS — Diane L. Neal has been elected to the board of directors of General Mills, Inc.

Ms. Neal most recently was chief executive officer of Sur La Table, Inc., a kitchen goods retail company with more than 100 stores. Prior to Sur La Table, she was c.e.o. and chief operating officer of Bath & Body Works, a division of L Brands, Inc. She earlier held leadership roles at Gap Inc. and Target Corp.

She received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Michigan State University.

“Neal brings strong consumer understanding from her time across these large and global retailers,” General Mills said. “As consumers rapidly evolve the way they buy their food, Neal’s e-commerce experience will also help General Mills further enhance its growing capabilities and leading advantage in this space.

“Neal’s appointment reflects General Mills’ thoughtful approach to board succession. The company continues to prioritize directors with world-class qualifications and experiences and who represent diverse backgrounds and perspectives.”