Conagra CEO Connolly Named Board Chair for Economic Club of Chicago
The Economic Club of Chicago has announced that Conagra Brands CEO Sean Connolly has been selected as the next chair of its board of directors. A member of the influential civic organization since 2012, Connolly will take over in July, succeeding Foot Locker CEO Mary Dillon, whose two-year term as chair ends June 30.
Connolly’s appointment was announced to members at an event that featured Chef José Andrés, founder of World Central Kitchen, which serves meals to communities impacted by conflict and natural disasters, reported Crain’s Chicago Business.
“I’ve had a chance to see the institution up close for a lot of years, and I now am honored to have the opportunity to chair the board,” Connolly told Crain’s. “It’s a great opportunity to build on the momentum created by my predecessors and to continue to encourage dialogue on important economic and social issues.”