CHICAGO - Jane J. Thompson, executive vice president and general manager of the Sears Credit Group and chairman and chief executive officer of Sears National Bank, has been elected a director of Conagra Inc., a diversified food company based in Omaha.

Ms. Thompson joined Sears, Roebuck and Co. in 1988, serving as vice president for planning and as a member of the corporate management committee. She went on to do planning work for the Sears Merchandise Group and currently oversees all customer credit programs.

Before joining Sears, Ms. Thompson, a University of Cincinnati graduate who earned an MBA from Harvard, served as a partner at McKinsey & Co. and a brand manager for Procter & Gamble.

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