Ms. Susan Denigan
Vice President and General Counsel
Nestle Purina PetCare Company
Susan M. Denigan is the Vice President & General Counsel, Nestlé Purina PetCare Company, St. Louis, Missouri. Ms. Denigan has been with Nestlé Purina PetCare Company (formerly known as Ralston Purina Company) in various capacities since 1987. She joined Purina from private practice as Associate Counsel, working in the consumer products area for Eveready Battery Company after Purina purchased Eveready from Union Carbide. In 1992, she joined Purina's Corporate Legal Dept. working in the areas of antitrust and litigation management. From 1996 until 2002, she was Associate General Counsel for the international pet food division, managing all legal matters for Purina’s pet food business in Europe, Latin America and Asia Pacific. She was named Vice President & General Counsel of Nestle Purina PetCare Company in 2002 after completion of the acquisition of Ralston Purina by Nestlé. Her current responsibilities include the oversight for all legal matters for Nestlé Purina in North America, including Nestlé Purina PetCare Global Resources, Inc. (the global PetCare R & D and Marketing Services Company). Ms. Denigan is a 2010 recipient of The St. Louis Business Journal’s “25 Most Outstanding Women in Business” award, and a 1983 graduate of St. Louis University Law School. She is a member of the Missouri and Illinois Bars and the Association of Corporate Counsel.