Conagra Brands Inc. has appointed Fran Horowitz to its board of directors, effective Aug. 2. With this addition, the Conagra Brands board will increase to 12 members.
“We are pleased to welcome Fran to the Conagra Brands board,” said Richard H. Lenny, chairman of Conagra Brands. “Conagra and our shareholders will benefit from Fran’s deep experience building consumer brands and her proven track record as an executive leader.”
“I’m excited to join the Conagra Brands board. The board of directors, management team and dedicated employees have built Conagra into an innovative, consumer-focused packaged food company. I look forward to contributing to Conagra’s ongoing success,” Horowitz said.
Horowitz is the CEO of Abercrombie & Fitch Co., a global specialty retailer of apparel and accessories for men, women and kids through five renowned brands: Abercrombie & Fitch, Abercrombie kids, Hollister, Gilly Hicks and Social Tourist. Prior to being named CEO in 2017, Horowitz served as president and chief merchandising officer for all brands and the brand president for Hollister. Before joining Abercrombie & Fitch Co., Horowitz held leadership positions with a variety of leading fashion retailers, including Ann Inc., Express Inc. and Bloomingdale’s.
She serves as a board member for non-profit organizations Chief Executives for Corporate Purpose and SeriousFun Children’s Network. She earned a bachelor’s degree in International Studies from Lafayette College and an MBA from Fordham University.
Conagra Brands Inc. is one of North America’s leading branded food companies. Its brands include Birds Eye, Marie Callender’s, Banquet, Healthy Choice, Slim Jim, Reddi-wip, and Vlasic, as well as emerging brands, including Angie’s BOOMCHICKAPOP, Duke’s, Earth Balance, Gardein and Fronteran. For more information, visit conagrabrands.com.