DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. (AP) — Sara Lee Corp. has named Maria Henry as its chief financial officer of the company's North American operations.
Henry, 44, will also serve as chief financial officer for the entire company after Sara Lee completes a spinoff of its international coffee and tea business in spring 2012. The company announced plans in January to split its business in two, with one focused on beverages and the other largely on meat.
Henry is the executive vice president and chief financial officer at water filtration company Culligan International.
Sara Lee said Henry will assume her new role on July 18.
Shares of Sara Lee gained 23 cents to $19.66 in afternoon trading.