Molly Hemmeter serves as president and CEO of Landec Corporation, a diversified health and wellness company with two operating businesses: Lifecore Biomedical, a contract development and manufacturing company (CDMO), and Curation Foods, a branded natural foods company focused on innovating plant-based foods with 100% clean ingredients.

Molly earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in chemical engineering from the University of Louisville and master’s degree in business administration from Harvard University.

She began her career as a process engineer in the pharmaceutical industry and, after receiving her MBA, made a dramatic career change to consumer brand marketing before beginning two software start-ups. Each of these experiences provided the opportunity to create disruptive business models and new products to gain competitive advantage.

Since joining Landec in 2009, she has transformed the organization through business model re-design to drive long-term growth. Molly has a personal passion for plant-based foods, increasing access of 100% clean, fresh foods to as many people as possible and sustainable business practices that respect people, preserve our planet and expand opportunities for women