Omaha / NE. (caf) ConAgra Foods Inc. announced the appointment of Richard H. Lenny to the company´s board of directors, effective immediately. The appointment brings the total size of the board to eleven members. Lenny most recently served as chairman and chief executive officer of The Hershey Company, a leading manufacturer of quality confectionery and snack products, from 2001 through 2007. Prior to joining Hershey, Lenny was group vice president of Kraft Foods and president, Nabisco Biscuit and Snacks following Kraft´s acquisition of Nabisco in 2000. In this position, he was responsible for Kraft Foods´ North American biscuit, snack nuts and confection businesses. Lenny joined Nabisco in 1998 from the Pillsbury Company where he was president of Pillsbury, North America.