Noni Ellison

SVP, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary at Tractor Supply Company

Noni Ellison was appointed Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary in January, 2021. In addition to managing the legal department, Ellison also leads the Company’s risk management, government relations, licensing and quality assurance/customs compliance, as well as the Company’s environmental, social and governance efforts.

Noni Ellison brings over two decades of legal and business experience in global corporations and private practice to her new role. Most recently, Ellison served as Carestream Dental’s General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer and Corporate Secretary and a member of the Executive Leadership Team. In this capacity, she managed legal and business professionals based in North and South America, Asia and Europe. In addition, Ellison oversaw regulatory affairs, quality assurance, environment, health and safety, facilities, security and real estate worldwide.

Prior to joining Carestream Dental, Ellison served as Associate General Counsel and Assistant Corporate Secretary at Grainger, where she was responsible for leading the support on finance, treasury and governance issues globally.

Before Grainger, Ellison held roles of increasing responsibility at Turner Broadcasting Systems, Inc., where she managed licensing, marketing, intellectual property and international matters. Earlier in her career, Ellison worked at Scripps Networks as Director of Legal Affairs and practiced law with two prominent national law firms as a corporate finance and securities associate.

Among her awards and honors, Ellison has been included in The Legal 500 GC Powerlist that consists of the most influential in-house lawyers in business. She has been named one of the nation’s Top Corporate Counsel Women by Women Inc., recognizing corporate executives blazing trails in the legal profession. Ellison has also been honored by the YWCA of Greater Atlanta as a Woman of Achievement in recognition of extraordinary contributions to her workplace and community.

Ellison received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Howard University, magna cum laude. She earned her law degree and MBA from the University of Chicago.



  • SVP, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary

    January 11, 2020 - present