Conagra Brands Names Executive VP

Noelle O'Mara will have responsibility for identifying and scaling new organic growth platforms and acquisitions.

Kevin Cronin, Editor-in-Chief

April 30, 2024

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Conagra Brands Names Executive VP
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Conagra Brands Inc. has appointed Noelle O'Mara executive vice president & president, new platforms and acquisitions. The appointment is effective May 6.

O'Mara will have responsibility for identifying and scaling new organic growth platforms and acquisitions. The role 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.

With more than 20 years of experience in the consumer packaged goods industry, O'Mara has a proven track record of growing businesses, building capabilities, and creating high-performing teams. Before 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 more than 19,000 employees. 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, she 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."

O'Mara is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Business. 

About the Author(s)

Kevin Cronin

Editor-in-Chief, Powder & Bulk Solids

Kevin Cronin has been editor-in-chief, Powder & Bulk Solids, for 30 years. For several years, he also edited food and chemical industry publications. He received a B.A. in communications—with a concentration in journalism—from the University of Scranton, Scranton, PA, in 1988.

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