Brenda Barnes, Former Sara Lee And Pepsi-Cola CEO, Dies In Naperville At 63

PUBLICATION: Chicago Tribune
AUTHOR: Corilyn Shropshire

DATE: January 19, 2017

Former Sara Lee CEO Brenda Barnes, a longtime executive perhaps best known for putting her career in the executive ranks on hold to focus on her family, has died. She was 63.

Barnes, who suffered a stroke, died Tuesday at Edward Hospital in Naperville surrounded by her three children and other family members.