Belcastro to v.p. of government affairs at Hillshire
July 12, 2012
DOWNERS GROVE, ILL. — The Hillshire Brands Co. has named Dennis Belcastro as vice-president of government and industry affairs, effective July 30.
Mr. Belcastro will be responsible for developing and implementing the company’s engagement strategy with federal, state and local elected officials, regulatory agencies and key policymakers as well as managing strategic customer and industry events.
“Denny’s ability to facilitate relationships with all levels of government and across the industry will help Hillshire Brands navigate and respond to the regulatory environment that surrounds modern food production,” said Sean Connolly, chief executive officer. “We are pleased to have him bring his knowledge of the industry and food business acumen to Hillshire Brands.”
Mr. Belcastro has more than 35 years of experience and was most recently executive vice-president for industry affairs and collaboration at the Grocery Manufacturers Association. He also worked at Kraft Foods North America and Nabisco.