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Kraft Heinz Announces Nominations of Lori Dickerson Fouché and Miguel Patricio as New Board Members
The Kraft Heinz Company announced that the Board of Directors has nominated Lori Dickerson Fouché and Kraft Heinz CEO Miguel Patricio to be elected as directors at the upcoming Kraft Heinz 2021 Annual Meeting of Stockholders. The Company also announced that George Zoghbi will not seek re-election at the 2021 Annual Meeting. Ms. Fouché has been nominated to fill Mr. Zoghbi’s vacancy and Mr. Patricio has been nominated to fill Jorge Paulo Lemann’s vacancy.
“The Board is delighted to nominate Lori Dickerson Fouché, the former Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of Financial Solutions at Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association of America,” said Alex Behring, Chairman of the Board of Directors. “Her well-regarded leadership at this...
National Turkey Federation Elects Farbest Farms’ Phil Seger as 2021 Chairman
The National Turkey Federation (NTF) announced the 2021 officer team and Executive Committee members elected by the Board of Directors.
Phil Seger of Farbest Farms, Inc. was elected 2021 NTF chairman. Ronnie Parker of Circle S Ranch will serve as vice chairman and John Niemann of Cargill as secretary-treasurer. Ron Kardel, an Iowa turkey grower and Vice Chairman of the Board of West Liberty Foods, LLC, will move into...
Energy Technology Executive Elected to Tyson Foods Board of Directors
Maria Claudia Borras has been elected to the board of directors of Tyson Foods, the company announced.Borras is executive vice president of Oilfield Services at BAKER HUGHES, an international energy technology company, where she leads the company’s largest business segment with more than 26,000 employees and operations in 120 countries. She has served in other executive and management roles at Baker Hughes and was also previously...
NPFDA Taps Officers and Newly Appointed Board Members
The National Protein and Food Distributors Association Board of Directors met on Monday, January 25th.
Tammy Vige, Director Marketing of Pacific Agri-Products of South San Francisco, CA, succeeds Nick Stams, Founder & President of Stams Family Foods of Huntsville, AL, as the organization's chairperson.
As chair, Vige will lead the board of directors, which sets policy and provides...
NRF Announces Six New Additions to Board of Directors
The National Retail Federation announced the addition of six members to its Board of Directors. The new members were elected to the board at NRF’s annual winter board meeting, held virtually this year following NRF 2021: Retail’s Big Show – Chapter 1. Each will serve a two-year term until January 2023.
“We are very proud to be welcoming our newest members to the National Retail Federation Board of Directors,” said Mike George, President and CEO of Qurate Retail, Inc. and Chairman of the NRF Board of Directors. “They are entrepreneurs, job creators, innovators and...
Kroger Announces Kevin Brown and Amanda Sourry Elected to Kroger Board of Directors
The Kroger Co. announced that Kevin Brown and Amanda Sourry have been elected to the company's board of directors.
The company also announced that Bobby Shackouls is retiring from Kroger's board after more than 21 years of service.
"We are grateful to Bobby for his more than two decades of service on the Kroger Board of Directors, including five years as lead independent director," said Rodney McMullen, Kroger's chairman and CEO. "The board and the entire Kroger family wish...
Dr. Omar Ishrak Elected to Cargill Board of Directors
Dr. Omar Ishrak, former executive chairman and CEO of Medtronic, has been elected to the Cargill Board of Directors.
"Omar’s deep international experience and strength in technology and innovation helped Medtronic sustain long-term growth during his tenure as CEO. Under his leadership, Medtronic realized their mission and purpose, introducing products that improved the lives of patients around the world. Omar has a strong record of...
Sanderson Farms Announces Retirement of Board Member John Baker
Sanderson Farms, Inc. announced that John H. Baker III has informed the Company that he will retire from the Sanderson Farms Board of Directors when his current term ends at the 2021 annual shareholders’ meeting.
“Johnny Baker has been a valued member of the Sanderson Farms Board of Directors since 1994,” stated Joe F. Sanderson, Jr., chairman and chief executive officer of Sanderson Farms, Inc. “His many years of experience as a successful entrepreneur in real estate development provided an important perspective in...
Aramark Nominates Bridgette Heller to Board of Directors
Aramark, a global leader in food, facilities management and uniforms, announced that Bridgette Heller has been nominated for election to the Company’s Board of Directors at its annual meeting of shareholders to be held on February 2, 2021.
A highly respected global business leader with 35 years of experience in food, health & wellness and consumer care, Heller most recently served as the President of Nutricia, the Specialized Nutrition Division of Danone.
During her tenure, Heller’s organization achieved industry-leading growth and profitability, while simultaneously championing diversity and inclusion. From 2010-2015, Heller served as...
IFMA Announces 2021 Executive Committee and Board of Directors
The International Foodservice Manufacturers Association (IFMA) announced today the election of officers and directors to its 2021 Board of Directors.
"The work and commitment of our Board of Directors has been paramount in ensuring IFMA's continued support of our membership with key insights and new resources during a critical and transformative year for the industry," said IFMA President and CEO Larry Oberkfell. "With Hugh Roth as Chair of the Board, and the...
Starbucks Announces the Appointment of Mellody Hobson as Non-Executive Chair of the Board
Starbucks Corporation announced that Mellody Hobson will serve as the company’s next non-executive chair of its board of directors starting in March 2021. Hobson, who first joined the board as an independent director in 2005 and was appointed as the board’s independent vice chair in 2018, will succeed Myron (Mike) E. Ullman, III. Ullman, who has served on the board since 2003 and has served as its chair since 2018, will retire from the board in March 2021, and Hobson will assume the role of chair in connection with the Starbucks Annual Meeting of Shareholders in March 2021.
“It has been remarkable to be a part of the Starbucks board for nearly 18 years as this enduring company has grown with a mindset of prioritizing its people and...
Performance Food Group Appoints Warren Thompson to Board of Directors
Performance Food Group Company announced that it has appointed Warren M. Thompson to serve as an independent director on its Board of Directors, effective today. This appointment expands PFG’s Board to 11 directors. The Board appointed Mr. Thompson to serve as a member of the Company’s Audit Committee and as a member of the Technology Committee, also effective immediately.
Mr. Thompson, 61, currently serves as President and Chairman of Thompson Hospitality Corporation, the largest minority-owned foodservice and facilities management company in the U.S. The company was founded in...
QDOBA Adds Michael A. Jackson to Its Board of Directors
QDOBA announced that seasoned finance and investment management executive Michael A. Jackson has been added to its Board of Directors.
"We're pleased to welcome Michael to our Board of Directors and are confident that his extensive knowledge and experience in the financial sector will elevate QDOBA to new heights as we head into a new fiscal year," said Keith Guilbault, CEO of QDOBA.
Jackson has over 30 years of experience in the finance industry, specifically in investment management and equity sales. Prior to joining QDOBA's Board of Directors, Jackson served as...
Former FedEx Executive Appointed to Tyson Foods Board of Directors
David J. Bronczek, 65, has been appointed to the board of directors of Tyson Foods, company officials announced. Bronczek is the recently retired president and chief operating officer of FedEx Corporation, the global logistics and transportation company. He was part of FedEx for more than 40 years, starting as a courier and progressing into the company’s management ranks. His roles included leading FedEx Express in Canada, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and later serving for 17 years as president and CEO of FedEx Express.
A native of Ohio and graduate of Kent State University, Bronczek also has experience as an independent public company director, previously serving on the board of International Paper. He also previously served as...
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