Speaker Profile

Andy Callahan
President, Retail / Hillshire Brands Company

Andy Callahan is president, Retail of The Hillshire Brands Company.  He is responsible for the company’s consumer-facing meats and frozen desserts businesses in North America.

Prior to his current position, Callahan served as senior vice president, chief customer officer for Sara Lee Corporation’s North American operations, as well as president of Sara Lee’s $1.8 billion North American Foodservice segment and vice president of marketing for Sara Lee’s breakfast and snacking business unit. 

Callahan joined Sara Lee in 2008 from Kraft Foods, Inc. where he spent 13 years in various positions of increasing responsibility in marketing, sales and general management.  His roles at Kraft included vice president, customer development on Kraft’s SUPERVALU business, general manager of The Churny Company, and leading Kraft’s process cheese portfolio.

Prior to Kraft, Callahan spent seven years in the Navy as a Naval Flight Officer.

Callahan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from the United States Naval Academy and a master of business administration degree from the Florida Institute of Technology.