Christopher J. (CJ) Fraleigh is chief executive officer, North American Retail and Foodservice, and an executive vice president of Sara Lee Corporation.
Fraleigh joined Sara Lee in January 2005 as chief executive officer of Sara Lee Food & Beverage. He was appointed to chief operating officer – North America in November, 2007 and his current position in January, 2009. Prior to joining Sara Lee, he served as general manager for General Motors’ GMC-Buick-Pontiac division. Before joining General Motors as executive director of advertising and corporate marketing in 2001, he was vice president, colas at PepsiCo. He joined PepsiCo in 1989 serving in positions of increasing responsibility.
Fraleigh is a member of the Board of Directors of Darden Restaurants. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Lehigh University and his master of business administration degree from Columbia University.