Sean M. Connolly is President and Chief Executive Officer of Conagra Brands. Sean joined Conagra Brands, formerly known as ConAgra Foods, in March 2015.
Prior to joining Conagra Brands, Sean was President and CEO of The Hillshire Brands Company from the time of its formation as an independent company in 2012 to its sale to Tyson Foods in August 2014. Prior to his Hillshire Brands leadership, Connolly was CEO for Sara Lee North American Retail and Foodservice, as well as President, Campbell Soup North America. He also managed numerous brands in the food and beverage division at Procter & Gamble. Sean has used his general management, marketing and innovation skills to improve business performance across a diverse range of food and beverage categories and channels of trade, with a focus on innovation and disciplined execution.
Sean earned his bachelor's degree in economics from Vanderbilt University, and his Master of Business Administration from the University of Texas at Austin. He serves on the Northwestern Memorial HealthCare board of directors and The Economic Club of Chicago board of directors.