La June Montgomery Tabron

President and CEO,
W.K. Kellogg Foundation

La June Montgomery Tabron is the president and CEO of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF) in Battle Creek, Michigan, one of the largest private foundations.

As a champion for vulnerable children and for creating the conditions necessary for them to thrive, Tabron leads the Kellogg Foundation and its work to ensure the optimal development of young children from birth to age 8, heal the profound racial inequities in communities and cultivate community leaders and community-led solutions that support educated and healthy children and economically secure families.

Prior to becoming the first African American president and CEO to lead the foundation in its 87 year history, she served in a variety of positions during her 30 year career at the Kellogg Foundation.

Currently, Tabron serves on the board of the Kellogg Company and chairs the W.K. Kellogg Foundation Trust. She also serves on the Detroit Workforce Development Board, various boards of Battle Creek Community Health Partners as well as the Alumni Association of the University of Michigan Board.

Tabron holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor and a master’s degree in Business Administration from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. She also received an honorary doctorate of humane letters from Marygrove College in Detroit and an honorary doctorate from Union Institute & University. She is a certified public accountant and certified management accountant licensed in Michigan.