COLUMBUS, Ohio – Tod Spornhauer, Bob Evans Farms Inc.’s chief financial officer, is resigning his position, effective Jan. 3, 2011. Spornhauer joined Bob Evans in 1991 and has held a variety positions, serving as chief financial officer since September 2009.

"After 19 years with Bob Evans, I've reached the point in my life where I want to do something different," Spornhauer said. "My first career in accounting and finance has been very rewarding and has provided me the opportunity to pursue a second career in teaching where I can give something back, in addition to spending more time with my family.”

"We thank Tod for his dedication and his many contributions during his career at Bob Evans," said Steve Davis, chairman and CEO. "He has made many improvements to the financial reporting and corporate finance functions during his 19 years here, and our balance sheet and overall financial position are solid due in large part to his leadership and talent. We wish him all the best as he embarks upon the next stage of his life."

Bob Evans will conduct a national search for a new chief financial officer. After Jan. 3, Richard Green, chief risk and compliance officer, will serve as interim chief financial officer until the company appoints Spornhauer's replacement.