Conagra Brands Names CPG Vet Executive VP

The new EVP has been with Tyson Foods and Kraft Foods.

Kristen Kazarian, Managing Editor

May 9, 2024

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Conagra Appoints CPG Veteran as New EVP
Conagra's new EVP has more than 20 years of CPG experience.Conagra Brands

Conagra Brands has appointed Noelle O'Mara as executive vice president & president, New Platforms and Acquisitions, effective May 6.

O'Mara will be responsible for identifying and scaling new organic growth platforms and acquisitions. This work will span strategy, product innovation, commercialization, synergy capture, and in-market execution.

"Noelle's leadership and track record of delivering results will be instrumental in advancing Conagra's ambition to further scale emerging brands while delivering an ambitious innovation and growth strategy," said Sean Connolly, president and chief executive officer, Conagra Brands.

O'Mara has more than 20 years of experience in the CPG industry, and is a purpose led, performance driven leader who has a proven track record of growing businesses, building capabilities, and creating high performing teams.

Prior to joining Conagra, O'Mara served as group president at Tyson Foods where she was responsible for the $10 billion Prepared Foods business unit, including manufacturing facilities and over 19,000 employees. In this role she drove record growth and was also responsible for spearheading enterprise innovation and brand building with leadership of marketing communication and design, insights and analytics, innovation, culinary, and research and development.

Before joining Tyson Foods, O'Mara held senior level general manager positions at Kraft Foods, where her marketing and innovation impacts led to industry awards including Chicago Crains "40 under 40" recognition.

"I'm excited and humbled to join the incredible team at Conagra Brands," said O'Mara. "I look forward to building upon the company's success and fueling continued growth as we further our consumer driven portfolio."

About the Author(s)

Kristen Kazarian

Managing Editor

Kristen Kazarian has been a writer and editor for more than three decades. She has worked at several consumer magazines and B2B publications in the fields of food and beverage, packaging, processing, women's interest, local news, health and nutrition, fashion and beauty, automotive, and computers.

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