PFG names Claudia Mills VP, Diversity and Inclusion

Mills spent 22 years at Richmond’s Altria Group

Performance Food Group named Claudia Mills vice president of Diversity and Inclusion. Mills, who comes from Altria Group, Inc., takes the post May 17, 2021. She has a record of results through transformation and has experience with promoting inclusion.

At Altria, Mills spent nearly 22 years rising through the ranks from field sales to corporation positions in training, communications, transformation, diversity and inclusion. Most recently, she held the post of director of Inclusion, Diversity and Equality.


Born in Mexico, Mills saw the value of employee resources groups (ERG), introducing them at Altria and forming the first Hispanic ERG. She became a citizen of the United States while in high school.

“PFG has grown over the years by bringing together companies and cultures that share many similarities, but what truly makes us successful is our focus on taking advantage of the different strengths of each organization and its associates,” said George Holm, PFG chairman, president & chief executive.

At Marymount California University in Palos Verdes, Mills received an Associate’s degree in business. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in business from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.


Erika Davis, senior vice president & chief human resources officer, commented, “Adding Claudia’s strong voice and demonstrated expertise in delivering sustainable results will help us provide the engagement and outreach we need across our businesses, with those we serve, and in the communities where we operate. We’re thrilled to add her talents to our team!”

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