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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...
Les R. Baledge Appointed to Tyson Foods Board of Directors
Les R. Baledge, 62, has been appointed to the board of directors of Tyson Foods, company officials announced.
Baledge was executive vice president and general counsel of Tyson Foods from 1999 to 2004. He also practiced corporate and finance law with Kutak Rock and The Rose Law Firm, both located in Little Rock. In addition, he previously served on the boards of BMP Sunstone Corp. and Fairfield Communities, Inc.
The appointment of Baledge increases the number of directors on the Tyson Foods board to 13. He will serve on the Governance and Nominating Committee.
“The extensive knowledge that Les has about our company combined with...
Tyson Foods Appoints Kevin M. McNamara as Vice Chairman
Kevin M. McNamara, the lead independent director for Tyson Foods, Inc., has been given the additional role of vice chairman of the board, the company announced today.
The appointment means McNamara, who has been a Tyson Foods board member since 2007, will take on additional duties and responsibilities to assist the chairman with board matters, support the executive team on company matters, and focus on key strategic initiatives.
“The board’s appointment of Kevin to vice chairman reflects its commitment to sound governance to sustain the future of our company,” said Chairman John H. Tyson. “We look forward to...
Marty Smith of Florida Elected President of National Cattlemen’s Beef Association
Fifth-generation Florida rancher Marty Smith was elected president of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) at the annual Cattle Industry Convention this afternoon. He replaces Jennifer Houston of Sweetwater, Tenn., 2019 NCBA president.
Smith operates Smith Brothers-Wacahoota, LLC, a cow-calf operation in Central Florida, that has been in continuous operation since 1852. It retains ownership through feedlots in Texas, Kansas and Iowa.
Smith graduated from the University of Georgia with a BSA in Agricultural Economics and Animal Science. While at UGA, he was on the livestock judging team and served as president of Ag Hill Council. He was also active in...
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