People: Flowers Foods Inc (FLO)

FLO on New York Consolidated

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

George Deese

68 2014 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Amos McMullian

76 2006 Independent Chairman Emertius

Allen Shiver

59 2013 President, Chief Executive Officer

R. Steven Kinsey

54 2008 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Robert Hysell

56 2012 President - Flowers Foodservice Group

Jose Tashie

60 2014 President - Flowers Cake Group

D. Keith Wheeler

51 2014 President - Flowers Bakeries

Bradley Alexander

56 2014 Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President

Stephen Avera

58 2008 Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Marta Turner

61 2008 Executive Vice President - Corporate Relations

Michael Beaty

64 2015 Executive Vice President

Gene Lord

67

Karyl Lauder

58 2008 Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer

David Hubbard

45 2012 Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer

Craig Parr

45 2012 Senior Vice President - Finance, Chief Risk Officer

H. Mark Courtney

54 2010 Senior Vice President - Sales

Tonja Taylor

55 2013 Senior Vice President of Human Resources

Robert Benton

57 2015 Senior Vice President, Chief Manufacturing Officer

Dan Stone

58 2014 Senior Vice President - Logistics, Chief Integration Officer

Thomas Wilson

59 2014 Senior Vice President - Flowers Bakeries West Coast region

James Spear

2015 Director

Joe Beverly

72 2001 Independent Director

Franklin Burke

72 2001 Independent Director

Benjamin Griswold

74 2011 Presiding Independent Director

Joseph Shields

76 2001 Independent Director

David Singer

59 2010 Independent Director

Melvin Stith

68 2004 Independent Director

C. Martin Wood

70 2001 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

George Deese

Mr. George E. Deese is Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Company., effective December, 2014. He is no longer serves as Executive Chairman of the Board of Flowers Foods Inc., December 2014. Previously, he served as the company’s Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer since January 2006, and was elected President and Chief Executive Officer in January 2004. Prior to that, Mr. Deese served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Flowers Foods from May 2002 to January 2004 and as President and Chief Operating Officer of Flowers Bakeries, the company's core business division, from 1983 to May 2002. Mr. Deese joined the company in 1964. Mr. Deese is a board member of the Grocery Manufacturers of America (GMA), a trustee of the Georgia Research Alliance, and serves on the Mayo Clinic Florida Leadership Council. Mr. Deese previously served as Chairman of the American Bakers Association (ABA) and on the ABA Board and Executive Committee. He previously served as Vice Chairman of the Board for Quality Bakers of America (QBA) and as a member of the QBA board for 15 years.

Amos McMullian

Mr. Amos R. McMullian is an Independent Chairman Emertius of Flowers Foods Inc. He retired as chairman of the board of directors of Flowers Foods effective January 1, 2006, a position he had held since November 2000. He previously served as chief executive officer of Flowers Foods from November 2000 to January 2004. Mr. McMullian previously served as chairman of the board of directors of Flowers Industries, Inc. from 1985 until March 2001 and as its chief executive officer from 1981 until March 2001. Mr. McMullian previously served on the board of directors of Hughes Supply (2001-2006). Mr. McMullian has experience in operational and financial experience as an executive in capacities during his 50-year career with the company, 24 years of which he served as the chief executive officer. Mr. McMullian joined the company in 1963.

Allen Shiver

Mr. Allen L. Shiver is President and Chief Executive Officer of Flowers Foods since May 2013. Mr. Shiver was President of Flowers Foods from January 2010 to May 2013. Mr. Shiver previously served as Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of Flowers Foods from May 2008 to December 2009. Prior to that he served as President and Chief Operating Officer of the Warehouse Segment from April 2003 until May 2008. Prior to that, he served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Flowers Snack from July 2002 until April 2003. Prior to that time Mr. Shiver served as Executive Vice President of Flowers Bakeries from 1998 until 2002, as a Regional Vice President of Flowers Bakeries in 1998, and as President of Flowers Baking Company of Villa Rica from 1995 until 1998. Prior to that time, Mr. Shiver served in various sales and marketing positions at Flowers Bakeries.

R. Steven Kinsey

Mr. R. Steven Kinsey has been Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Flowers Foods since May 2008. Mr. Kinsey previously served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Flowers Foods from September 2007 to May 2008. Prior to that he served as Vice President and Corporate Controller of Flowers Foods from June 2003 to September 2007. Prior to that he served as Corporate Controller from March 2002 to June 2003. Prior to that he served as Director of Tax of Flowers Foods from 2001 to March 2002 and at Flowers Industries from June 1998 to 2001. Mr. Kinsey served as Tax Manager of Flowers Industries from July 1994 to June 1998. Mr. Kinsey joined the company in July1989 as a Tax Associate.

Robert Hysell

Mr. Robert Hysell has been President of Flowers Foodservice Group since January 2012. He previously served as Senior Vice President of Flowers Bakeries from 2011 to 2012, and prior to that served as Senior Vice President of Flowers Foods’ Specialty Group from 2003 through 2010. He joined the company in 2001, initially serving as Vice President of Sales for the company’s frozen pie business.

Jose Tashie

Mr. Tashie has been President of Flowers Cake Group since January 2012. Mr. Tashie previously served as a Senior Vice President of Flowers Bakeries from 2002 to 2011. Prior to that time, he served in various sales, marketing, and operations positions since joining the company in 1978, including president at two Flowers bakeries.

D. Keith Wheeler

Mr. D. Keith Wheeler is President of Flowers Bakeries in July 2014. Mr. Wheeler previously served as a Senior Vice President of Flowers Foods’ West Coast Region from 2012 until July 2014. Prior to that time Mr. Wheeler served in various operational positions within the company, including bakery president, region controller, and director of both business systems and strategic planning.

Bradley Alexander

Mr. Bradley K. Alexander Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer since July 2014. Mr. Alexander previously served as President of Flowers Bakeries from May 2008 to July 2014. Prior to that time Mr. Alexander served as a Regional Vice President of Flowers Bakeries from 2003 until May 2008. Prior to that, he served in various sales, marketing and operational positions since joining the company in 1981, including bakery president and Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing.

Stephen Avera

Mr. Stephen R. Avera has been Executive Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel of Flowers Foods since May 2008. Mr. Avera previously served as Senior Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel of Flowers Foods from September 2004 to May 2008. Prior to that, he served as Secretary and General Counsel from February 2002 until September 2004. He also served as Vice President and General Counsel of Flowers Bakeries from July 1998 to February 2002. Mr. Avera also previously served as an Associate and Assistant General Counsel of Flowers Industries from February 1986 to July 1998.

Marta Turner

Ms. Marta Jones Turner is Executive Vice President of Corporate Relations of Flowers Foods since May 2008. Ms. Jones Turner previously served as Senior Vice President of Corporate Relations of Flowers Foods from July 2004 to May 2008. Prior to that time she served as Vice President of Communications and Investor Relations from November 2002 until July 2004. She also served as Vice President of Public Affairs of Flowers Industries from September 1997 until November 2002 and Director of Public Relations of Flowers Industries from 1985 until 1997. Ms. Jones Turner joined the company in 1978.

Michael Beaty

Mr. Michael A. Beaty is Executive Vice President of Flowers Foods since January 2015. Mr. Beaty previously served as Executive Vice President of Supply Chain of Flowers Foods from May 2008 to January 2015. Prior to that, Mr. Beaty served as Senior Vice President-Supply Chain of Flowers Foods from September 2002 to May 2008. Prior to that time he served as Senior Vice President of Bakery Operations of Flowers Bakeries from September 1994 until September 2002. He also served as Vice President of Manufacturing of Flowers Bakeries from February 1987 until September 1994. Prior to that time Mr. Beaty served in management positions at various Flowers Bakeries operations.

Gene Lord

Mr. Gene D. Lord was Executive Vice President of Flowers Foods, Inc. Mr. Lord previously served as Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of Flowers Foods from May 2008 until July 2014. He also served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Flowers Foods Bakeries Group from July 2002 until May 2008. Prior to that, he served as a Regional Vice President, bakery president, and in various sales positions.

Karyl Lauder

Ms. Karyl H. Lauder is Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer of Flowers Foods since May 2008. Ms. Lauder previously served as Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer of Flowers Foods from September 2007 to May 2008. Ms. Lauder previously served as Vice President and Operations Controller of Flowers Foods from 2003 to 2007. Prior to that she served as Division Controller for Flowers Bakeries Group from 1997 to 2003. Prior to that time Ms. Lauder served as a Regional Controller for Flowers Bakeries after serving as Controller and in other accounting supervisory positions at various plant locations since 1978.

David Hubbard

Mr. David A. Hubbard is Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Flowers Foods since December 2012. Prior to that he served as Vice President and Chief Information Officer from October 2011 to December of 2012. He previously served as Vice President, IT Technology and Development in 2011. Prior to that Mr. Hubbard was the IT Director, SAP Technology and eBusiness from 2003 through early 2011

Craig Parr

Mr. Parr has been Senior Vice President of Finance and Chief Risk Officer since October 2012. Prior to joining Flowers Foods, Inc., Mr. Parr was with The Andersons, Inc. for 20 years, where he served as vice president of risk management and food ingredient supply, and in various leadership positions in accounting, treasury, quantitative analysis and purchasing.

H. Mark Courtney

Mr. H. Mark Courtney is Senior Vice President of Sales of Flowers Bakeries since April of 2008. Prior to that time Mr. Courtney served in various sales, marketing, and operations positions, including Executive Vice President of Flowers Snack Group. Mr. Courtney joined the company in 1983.

Tonja Taylor

Ms. Tonja Taylor is Senior Vice President of Human Resources for Flowers Foods since September 2013. Prior to that time she served as Vice President of Human Resources from 2008 until September 2013. Ms. Taylor began her career with Flowers in 1999 as Change Management Coordinator for a key information technology initiative. She joined the corporate Human Resources team in 2000 and served in various positions including Manager of Organizational Development, Director of Organizational Development, and Managing Director of Human Resources.

Robert Benton

Mr. Robert L. Benton, Jr. is Senior Vice President, Chief Manufacturing Officer of the Company since January 2015. Mr. Benton previously served as Senior Vice President of Manufacturing and Operations Support from January 2011 until January 2015, Vice President of Manufacturing from July 2001 until January 2011, and Director of Manufacturing from August 1993 until July 2001. Prior to that time Mr. Benton served in several manufacturing and operational management positions including regional manufacturing coordinator, bakery vice president of operations, director of manufacturing, and manufacturing manager at various locations throughout the company since 1980.

Dan Stone

Mr. Dan W. Stone is Senior Vice President of Logistics and Chief Integration Officer for Flowers Foods since January 2014. Mr. Stone previously served as Vice President of Logistics and Supply Chain Services from 2005 to 2014 and as Vice President of Purchasing from 2001 to 2005. Prior to that time Mr. Stone served as Director of Purchasing from 1997 to 2001. From 1995 to mid 1997, Mr. Stone served as Division Controller for Flowers Bakeries after serving as Regional Controller from 1990 to 1995. Prior to that he served in several management positions including Executive Vice President of Operations and Controller at various plant locations since joining the company in 1979.

Thomas Wilson

Mr. Thomas E. Wilson is appointed as Senior Vice President - Flowers Bakeries West Coast region of Flowers Foods Inc., effective July 14, 2014. Mr. Wilson Flowers Foods in 2008 when the company acquired Holsum Bakery in Arizona. His career in the baking industry began in 1979 and he has held leadership positions in sales and operations, including vice president of sales and marketing, executive vice president, and bakery president, the position he held prior to his current appointment. In his new position as senior vice president of Flowers’ West Coast region, Mr. Wilson takes on responsibilities previously held by Mr. Wheeler.

James Spear

Mr. James T. Spear is Director of the Company., effective January 1, 2015. Mr. Spear will serve on the audit and finance committees. Mr. Spear will stand for reelection at the 2015 Annual Meeting of Shareholders. Mr. Spear will participate in the compensation program for non-employee directors as previously disclosed in the Company’s Proxy Statement on Schedule 14A filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 11, 2014. Mr. Spear is the retired executive vice president and chief financial officer of Cadence Health, where he served from 2006 to 2012. Prior to that Mr. Spear served as vice president finance at Keebler Foods and also operating an independent advisory and consulting business. Since his retirement, Mr. Spear has periodically engaged in various consulting activities. Mr. Spear also currently serves on the board of The Trust Company of Illinois and the Trinity Forum. He also serves on the board of advisors to the J. Dennis Hastert Center for Economics Government and Public Policy at Wheaton College.

Joe Beverly

Mr. Joe E. Beverly is an Independent Director of Flowers Foods Inc. He has been chairman of the board of directors of Commercial Bank in Thomasville, Georgia, a division of Synovus Bank, which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Synovus Financial Corp. (NYSE), a financial services company, since 1989. He is also the retired vice chairman of the board of directors of Synovus Financial Corp. He also previously served on the board of directors of Plum Creek Timber (NYSE). He was president of Commercial Bank from 1973 to 1989. Mr. Beverly has served as a director of Flowers Foods since March 2001, and he previously served as a director of Flowers Industries, Inc. from August 1996 until March 2001.

Franklin Burke

Mr. Franklin L. Burke is an Independent Director of Flowers Foods, Inc. He is the former senior executive vice president and chief operating officer of Bank South Corp., an Atlanta, Georgia banking company, and the former chairman and chief executive officer of Bank South, N.A., the principal subsidiary of Bank South Corp. He has served as a director of Flowers Foods since March 2001. Mr. Burke previously served as a director of Flowers Industries, Inc. from 1994 until March 2001 and as a director of Keebler Foods Company from 1998 until March 2001.

Benjamin Griswold

Mr. Benjamin H. Griswold, IV, is Presiding Independent Director of Flowers Foods, Inc. He is partner and chairman of Brown Advisory. Mr. Griswold retired in February 2005 as senior chairman of Deutsche Bank Securities, a position he had held since 1999. Prior to that time, Mr. Griswold held several positions with Alex. Brown & Sons, ultimately being elected the firm’s chairman of the board. Following the merger of Alex. Brown and Bankers Trust New York, he became senior chairman of BT Alex. Brown, which was acquired by Deutsche Bank in 1999. Mr. Griswold also served on the board of the New York Stock Exchange, completing his term in 1999. He has been non-executive chairman of W.P. Carey Inc. (NYSE) since 2012 and a director since 2006. He also serves as a director of Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. (NYSE) (2001-present) and as a trustee emeritus of Johns Hopkins University.

Joseph Shields

Mr. Joseph V. Shields, Jr., is an Independent Director of Flowers Foods Inc. He has been chairman of Wellington Shields & Co., LLC, a diversified financial services company and member of the New York Stock Exchange, since 2009, following the merger of Shields & Co. with H.G. Wellington & Co. Prior to the merger, Mr. Shields had been chairman of the board of directors and chief executive officer of Shields & Co. since 1982. Mr. Shields also is chairman of Capital Management Associates, Inc., chairman of Wellington Shields Capital Management LLC, both registered investment advisors, and has been chairman and director of The BBH Funds, the Brown Brothers Harriman mutual funds group, since 1990. He has served as a director of Flowers Foods since March 2001, and he previously served as a director of Flowers Industries, Inc. from March 1989 until March 2001.

David Singer

Mr. David V. Singer is an Independent Director of Flowers Foods Inc. He has served as the chief executive officer of Snyder’s-Lance, Inc. (NASDAQ) since 2010, following the merger of Lance, Inc. and Snyder’s of Hanover, Inc. He served as the president and chief executive officer of Lance, Inc. from 2005 until the merger with Snyder’s in 2010. He was the executive vice president and chief financial officer of Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated, Charlotte, NC, from 2001 until 2005 and vice president and chief financial officer of Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated from 1987 until 2001. Mr. Singer has been a director of Snyder’s-Lance, Inc. since 2010 and previously served as a director of Lance, Inc. from 2003-2010. He joined Flowers Foods’ board on January 1, 2010. Mr. Singer was elected as a director of SPX Corporation (NYSE) in 2013. Mr. Singer has management and financial experience as well as experience as the chief executive officer of a publicly traded consumer products company.

Melvin Stith

Dr. Melvin T. Stith, Ph.D., is an Independent Director of Flowers Foods, Inc. He is dean of the Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University in New York. Prior to that time, he was dean of the College of Business at Florida State University in Tallahassee and the Jim Moran Professor of Business Administration. He also is a director of Synovus Financial Corp. (NYSE) (1998-present) and Aflac Incorporated (NYSE) (2012-present). Dr. Stith previously served as a director of Keebler Foods Company from 1999 to 2001. He has served as a director of Flowers Foods since July 2004.

C. Martin Wood

Mr. C. Martin Wood III is an Independent Director of Flowers Foods, Inc. He has been a partner in Wood Associates, a private investment firm, since January 2000. He retired as senior vice president and chief financial officer of Flowers Industries, Inc. on January 1, 2000, a position that he had held since 1978. Mr. Wood has served as a director of Flowers Foods since March 2001 and he previously served as a director of Flowers Industries, Inc. from 1975 until March 2001. Mr. Wood joined the company in 1970.

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