People: Flowers Foods Inc (FLO)

FLO on New York Consolidated

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

George Deese

68 2013 Executive Chairman of the Board

Amos McMullian

76 2006 Independent Chairman Emertius

Allen Shiver

58 2013 President, Chief Executive Officer

R. Steven Kinsey

53 2008 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

D. Keith Wheeler

50 2014 President - Flowers Bakeries

Bradley Alexander

55 2014 Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President

Stephen Avera

57 2008 Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Marta Turner

60 2008 Executive Vice President - Corporate Relations

Michael Beaty

63 2008 Executive Vice President - Supply Chain

Gene Lord

67 2014 Executive Vice President

Karyl Lauder

57 2008 Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer

David Hubbard

44 2012 Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer

H. Mark Courtney

53 2010 Senior Vice President - Sales and Marketing

Tonja Taylor

54 2013 Senior Vice President of Human Resources

Donald Thriffiley

60 2008 Senior Vice President - Human Resources

Dan Stone

57 2014 Senior Vice President - Logistics, Chief Integration Officer

Thomas Wilson

59 2014 Senior Vice President - Flowers Bakeries West Coast region

Joe Beverly

72 2001 Independent Director

Franklin Burke

72 2001 Independent Director

Manuel Fernandez

62 2005 Independent Director

Benjamin Griswold

73 2011 Presiding Independent Director

Joseph Shields

76 2001 Independent Director

David Singer

58 2010 Independent Director

Melvin Stith

67 2004 Independent Director

C. Martin Wood

70 2001 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

George Deese

Mr. George E. Deese has been appointed as Executive Chairman of the Board of Flowers Foods Inc., effective May 22, 2013. 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, Chief Executive Officer of Flowers Foods Inc., effective May 22, 2013. In this position, Mr. Shiver oversees the company’s operations and its strategic growth initiatives, and he also leads the company’s national sales and marketing efforts. Mr. Shiver was elected President of the company in January 2010, and previously served as Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer from May 2008 to December 2009. Prior to that Mr. Shiver served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Flowers Foods Specialty Group from April 2003 until May 2008 and as President and Chief Operating Officer of Flowers Snack from July 2002 until April 2003. Prior to that time, Mr. Shiver served successively as bakery president, regional vice president, and executive vice president of operations. Mr. Shiver is an American Bakers Association (ABA) board member and has served as ABA’s Chairman of the Board. He currently serves as co-chair of the Grain Foods Foundation Board of Trustees, and on the Grocery Manufacturers Association’s President’s Advisory Council and Industry Affairs Council.

R. Steven Kinsey

Mr. R. Steven Kinsey is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of Flowers Foods Inc. Mr. Lord previously served as President and Chief Operating Officer of the DSD segment from July 2002 to May 2008. Prior to that, he served as a Regional Vice President of Flowers Bakeries from January 1997 until July 2002. Prior to that, he served as Regional Vice President, Baked Products Group of Flowers Industries from May 1987 until January 1997 and as President of Atlanta Baking Company from February 1981 until May 1987. Prior to that time, Mr. Lord served in various sales positions at Flowers Bakeries.

D. Keith Wheeler

Mr. D. Keith Wheeler is President - Flowers Bakeries of the Company. Mr. Wheeler began his career with Flowers in 1988. His experience with the company includes operational, accounting, and sales positions, including regional controller, vice president of operations, director of strategic planning, and bakery president. Prior to this appointment, Mr. Wheeler served as senior vice president for the company's West Coast region. In his new role, Mr. Wheeler provides direction for Flowers Bakeries' six DSD sales regions. Collectively, these regions reach 79% of the U.S. population with the company's fresh breads, buns, rolls, and snack cakes.

Bradley Alexander

Mr. Bradley K. Alexander is Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President of Flowers Foods Inc., since July 14, 2014. Mr. Alexander began his career with Flowers in 1981. He has held various positions in sales, operations and marketing, including bakery president and vice president of sales and marketing. Mr. Alexander was named regional vice president for Flowers Bakeries in 2003. In 2008, he was promoted to president of Flowers Bakeries, the company's DSD segment, which represents 83% of sales. With the new appointment, Mr. Alexander is responsible for company operations, including the DSD and warehouse segments, as well as supply chain, marketing and product innovation.

Stephen Avera

Mr. Stephen R. Avera is Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of Flowers Foods Inc. 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 - Corporate Relations of Flowers Foods Inc. Ms. Jones Turner previously served as Senior Vice President of Corporate Relations of Flowers Foods from July 2004 to May 2008. Prior to that, she served as Vice President of Communications and Investor Relations from November 2000 until July 2004. She also served as Vice President of Public Affairs of Flowers Industries from September 1997 until January 2000 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 - Supply Chain of Flowers Foods Inc., since May 2008. Mr. Beaty previously served as Senior Vice President of Supply Chain from July 2002 until May 2008, Senior Vice President of Bakery Operations for Flowers Bakeries from September 1994 until September 2002, and as Vice President of Manufacturing from February 1987 until September 1994. Prior to that, he served successively in management positions at various Flowers operations, including Vice President of Manufacturing, Executive Vice President, and President of various Flowers operations from 1974 until 1987.

Gene Lord

Mr. Gene D. Lord is Executive Vice President of Flowers Foods Inc., since July 14, 2014. 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, Chief Accounting Officer of Flowers Foods Inc., since May 2008. Ms. Lauder previously served as Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer from September 2007 until May 2008 and as Vice President and Operations Controller from 2003 to 2007. Prior to that she served as Division Controller for Flowers Bakeries Group from 1997 to 2003. Prior to that, 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, Chief Information Officer of Flowers Foods Inc. 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.

H. Mark Courtney

Mr. H. Mark Courtney is Senior Vice President - Sales and Marketing of Flowers Foods Inc. Mr. Courtney has been Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing of Flowers Bakeries since January of 2010. He previously served as Senior Vice President of Sales from April 2008 until January 2010. Prior to that, 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 a Senior Vice President of Human Resources of Flowers Foods, Inc., since September 2013. Prior to that, 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 postions including Manager of Organizational Development, Director of Organizational Development, and Managing Director of Human Resources.

Donald Thriffiley

Mr. Donald A. Thriffiley, Jr., is Senior Vice President - Human Resources of Flowers Foods Inc., since May 2008. Mr. Thriffiley previously served as Vice President of Human Resources from 2002 to 2008. Prior to that, Mr. Thriffiley served as Director of Human Resources for Flowers Bakeries and in other human resources positions.

Dan Stone

Mr. Dan W. Stone is Senior Vice President - Logistics, Chief Integration Officer of Flowers Foods, Inc., 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, 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.

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.

Manuel Fernandez

Mr. Manuel A. Fernandez is an Independent Director of Flowers Foods, Inc. Previously he had served as non-executive chairman of Sysco since June 2009, and he has been a member of the Sysco board of directors since November 2006. Mr. Fernandez has been the managing director of SI Ventures, a venture capital firm, since 1998 and is the former chairman of Gartner, Inc. (NYSE), a information technology research and consulting company, since 2001. Prior to his present positions, Mr. Fernandez was chairman, president, and chief executive officer of Gartner. Previously, he was president and chief executive officer at Dataquest, Inc., Gavilan Computer Corporation, and Zilog Incorporated. He has served as a director of Flowers Foods since January 2005. Mr. Fernandez also serves on the board of directors of Brunswick Corporation (NYSE) as lead director (1997-present). Mr. Fernandez also has experience as a chief executive officer of a publicly traded company.

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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