CHICAGO — Melissa B. Lora, a longtime executive with Taco Bell Corp., has been named to the board of directors of Conagra Brands, Inc., effective Jan. 4.

Ms. Lora spent 31 years at Taco Bell Corp., a subsidiary of Yum! Brands, Inc. She held a variety of leadership positions, most recently as president of Taco Bell’s international business from 2014 until her retirement earlier this year.

She has been a member of the board of directors of KB Home for more than 14 years and currently is the company’s lead independent director. She also is a member of the board of directors of MGIC Investment Corp., where she is part of the audit committee and risk committee.

“We are pleased to welcome Melissa to the Conagra Brands board,” said Richard H. Lenny, chairman, Conagra Brands. “Melissa’s proven track record in leadership initiatives ranging from consumer brand management and enterprise strategies to international financial and executive leadership and increasing shareholder value will be a tremendous asset to the company and our shareholders.”