Taylor exits Home Depot for new role at Sara Lee Foods

CINCINNATI: Goldie Taylor has left The Home Depot to take the new post of director of global communications and public affairs with the Sara Lee Foods division of Sara Lee.

CINCINNATI: Goldie Taylor has left The Home Depot to take the new post of director of global communications and public affairs with the Sara Lee Foods division of Sara Lee.

Sara Lee Foods, which sells brands like Jimmy Dean and Hillshire Farm, has done product PR in the past but has not had someone to look at corporate reputation building, said Taylor.

Taylor plans to begin efforts with employee communications. "We'll build a reservoir of goodwill inside Sara Lee," she said.

By the company's next fiscal year, starting in July, Taylor said she might seek a firm to work on corporate-reputation issues. She's in the process of evaluating needs for internal staff, as well.

Taylor had managed PR for corporate and social responsibility at The Home Depot. She relocated from Atlanta to Cincinnati to join Sara Lee. She started her new job on August 24.

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