Conagra will add Starbucks Exec to the board

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CHICAGO – George Dowdy, executive vice president of global supply chain at Starbucks Corp., has been appointed a member of the board of directors of Conagra Brands, Inc., beginning March 1. Mr. Dowdy’s appointment provides the total number of members of the board of directors of Conagra Brands, Inc. 13.

“We are pleased to welcome George to the Conagra Brands Board,” said Richard H. Lenny, Chairman of Conagra Brands. “Conagra and our shareholders will benefit from the extensive experience of George’s leadership in supply chain management and research and development in the food and beverage sector.”

As Executive Vice President for Global Supply Chain, Mr. Daudi is responsible for Starbucks ’end-to-end supply chain, including procurement, production and distribution, and food quality and safety initiatives. He has also served as Senior Vice President, Global Food Safety, Quality and Regulation at Starbucks. Prior to joining Starbucks in 2013, Mr. Dowdy was Senior Vice President of Global R&D and Quality at Campbell Soup Co. Earlier in his career, he held senior positions at Joseph E. Seagram & Sons and Frito-Lay.

He received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Taskiga and a doctorate in food science and technology from the University of Louisiana.

Conagra will add Starbucks Exec to the board

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