DOWNERS GROVE, ILL. — Anne Teague has been appointed chief information officer at Sara Lee Corp., effective immediately. She will be based in Utrecht, The Netherlands.

Ms. Teague will be responsible for continuing the progress that the information technology organization has seen during the past five years, according to the company. She will report to Mark Garvey, senior vice president, finance and IT.

"We are delighted that Anne will lead our IT organization," Mr. Garvey said. "Throughout her time with Sara Lee, Anne’s leadership and technical expertise have been an asset to our organization."

Before this appointment, Ms. Teague served as vice-president and chief information officer for Sara Lee International. She joined Sara Lee in 2006 after working five years for Heinz, where she was the European information services account manager and senior project consultant.