ConAgra taps former Godiva exec as c.f.o.

by Rebekah Schouten
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David Marberger has been named executive vice-president and c.f.o. of ConAgra Foods.

CHICAGO — David Marberger has been appointed executive vice-president and chief financial officer of ConAgra Foods, Inc., effective Aug. 29. Mr. Marberger will succeed John Gehring, who plans to retire in September.

Currently, Mr. Marberger is the c.f.o. of Prestige Brands, a provider of over-the-counter health care products with a portfolio of more than 80 brands. Before joining Prestige, he was the c.f.o. of Godiva Chocolatier and Tasty Baking Co., and before that he spent 10 years at Campbell Soup Co. in various finance roles.

“Dave is a proven leader with relevant industry expertise and significant experience developing and guiding finance organizations,” said Sean Connolly, president and chief executive officer of ConAgra Foods. “Dave’s breadth of experience and demonstrated track record of delivering improved business performance will be tremendous assets to ConAgra Foods. We look forward to benefiting from his insights and expertise as we continue our efforts to turn ConAgra Foods into a focused, higher-margin, more contemporary and higher-performing company.” 
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