CHICAGO – Conagra Brands announced the addition of Thomas “Tad” Dickson to its board of directors. With Dickson’s appointment, the company’s board includes 11 members.

Thomas "Tad" Dickson 

Dickson most recently served as president and CEO of Harris Teeter Supermarkets from 1997 until 2014.

“We are very pleased to welcome Tad to the Conagra Brands board,” said Steve Goldstone, chairman, Conagra Brands. “Tad’s extensive executive leadership experience and perspective on the grocery industry make him a tremendous asset to the company and our shareholders.”

Dickson also served as a director of Harris Teeter, including as chairman from 2006 to 2014. Dickson currently serves as a director of Brixmor Property Group and CST Brands, a publicly traded convenience store chain.

“I’m excited to join the Conagra Brands board of directors, and I look forward to working closely with my fellow directors, as well as the management team, as the company embarks on its future as a branded pure-play consumer foods company,” Dickson said.