WESTCHESTER, Ill., Jan. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- TreeHouse Foods, Inc.
(NYSE: THS) today announced the appointment of Diana S. Ferguson, Executive
Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Merisant Worldwide, Inc., to the
company's board of directors. Ms. Ferguson, 44, will fill the vacancy created
by the resignation of Michelle R. Obama in May 2007. Ms. Ferguson will fulfill
the term of Ms. Obama that will expire in conjunction with the annual meeting
of stockholders in 2010.
Sam K. Reed, Chairman of TreeHouse Foods, said, "We are very pleased to
welcome Diana Ferguson to the board. Her extensive management experience in
finance and strategic planning, much of which has been with consumer products
companies, will be a great asset."
Prior to joining Merisant in 2007, Ms. Ferguson was chief financial
officer of Sara Lee Foodservice, a division of Sara Lee Corporation. She had
previously served in a number of leadership positions at Sara Lee Corporation
including senior vice president of strategy and corporate development as well
as treasurer. Earlier, she held treasury management positions at Fort James
Corporation and Eaton Corporation, and also served in various financial
positions at Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae), the First
National Bank of Chicago and IBM.
Ms. Ferguson earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Yale
University and a Master of Management degree with concentrations in finance
and managerial economics from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of
She is a member of the board of directors of Integrys Energy Group and
also serves on the non-profit board of Leadership Greater Chicago and is
active on the Kellogg School Alumni Advisory Board.
About TreeHouse Foods
TreeHouse is a food manufacturer servicing primarily the retail grocery
and foodservice channels. Its products include non-dairy powdered coffee
creamer; private label soup, salad dressings and sauces; salsa and Mexican
sauces; jams, jellies and pie fillings under the E.D. Smith brand name;
pickles and related products; infant feeding products; and other food products
including aseptic sauces, refrigerated salad dressings, and liquid non-dairy
creamer. TreeHouse believes it is the largest manufacturer of pickles and
non-dairy powdered creamer in the United States based on sales volume.
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