EVP, Human Resources Sara Lee Corporation
Dr. Cerrone is executive vice president of human resources of Sara Lee Corporation and is responsible for the company’s global human resources and communications organizations. He was elected an officer of the corporation in 2007. In January 2007, Dr. Cerrone joined Sara Lee in his current position. Previously, he was at JPMorgan Chase, where he served as executive vice president, human resources, for the retail financial services division of the bank, and where he played an active role in leading the integration of the Bank One and JPMorgan Chase cultures when the two banks merged in 2004. Prior to the merger, Dr. Cerrone was the head of human resources for Bank One. Before joining Bank One in 2003, Dr. Cerrone was with Burger King Corporation for 14 years where his last role was executive vice president, worldwide human resources. He also held human resources positions of increasing responsibility at the Maxwell House division of General Foods before joining Burger King. Dr. Cerrone earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology from Providence College in Rhode Island, and his master’s and Ph.D. in industrial/organizational psychology from the University of Houston. He also has served as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Houston and, most recently, at the University of Miami. Since relocating to Chicago in 2003, Dr. Cerrone has been elected to serve as a member of the board of trustees for Roosevelt University and on the board of directors for Hubbard Street Dance Chicago. He is also the 2006 recipient of the Academy of Management Distinguished Executive Award. Each and every day, Sara Lee (NYSE: SLE) delights millions of consumers and customers around the world. The company has one of the world’s best-loved and leading portfolios with its innovative and trusted food and beverage brands, including Ball Park, Douwe Egberts, Hillshire Farm, Jimmy Dean, Sara Lee and Senseo. Collectively, our brands generate nearly $11 billion in annual net sales. Sara Lee has approximately 33,000 employees in its continuing operations worldwide. Please visit www.saralee.com for the latest news and in-depth information about Sara Lee and its brands.