ConAgra c.f.o. to retire

by Rebekah Schouten
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John Gehring, ConAgra Foods
John Gehring plans to retire from his role as executive vice-president and c.f.o. of ConAgra Foods.

OMAHA, NEB. —    John Gehring, executive vice-president and chief financial officer of ConAgra Foods, Inc., plans to retire after 14 years with the company. Mr. Gehring will maintain his current role until the company names a successor and will aid in the transition. ConAgra Foods has initiated a search to find a replacement for Mr. Gehring.

“We are grateful for John’s many years of distinguished service to our company,” said Sean Connolly, president and chief executive officer of ConAgra Foods. “He has been an outstanding c.f.o., leader and friend. We wish him the best of luck in his next chapter.”

Prior to ConAgra Foods, Mr. Gehring was a partner with Ernst & Young and held auditing positions with PepsiCo, Inc. and KPMG. He joined ConAgra Foods in 2002, assuming his current role in 2009.

“I am honored to have had the opportunity to serve as c.f.o. during such an important period for ConAgra Foods,” Mr. Gehring said. “This has been the most professionally rewarding experience of my career, and I am proud of all that we have accomplished together over the past 14 years. Looking ahead, I am confident that Sean and the rest of the talented leadership team have positioned the company to win over the long term and create value for all stakeholders.”
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