People: Kroger Co (KR)

KR on New York Consolidated

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

David Dillon

63 2014 Chairman of the Board

Michael Ellis

56 2014 President, Chief Operating Officer

W. Rodney McMullen

53 2014 Chief Executive Officer, Director

J. Michael Schlotman

56 2003 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President

Christopher Hjelm

52 2005 Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer

Kathleen Barclay

58 2009 Senior Vice President - Human Resources

Geoffrey Covert

62 2012 Senior Vice President - Retail Divisions

Michael Donnelly

55 2011 Senior Vice President - Merchandising

M. Marnette Perry

62 2012 Senior Vice President - Retail Operations

Mark Tuffin

56 2014 Senior Vice President - Retail Divisions

M. Elizabeth Van Oflen

56 2003 Vice President, Controller

Todd Foley

44 2013 Vice President, Treasurer

Timothy Massa

47 2014 Group Vice President - Human Resources and Labor Relations

Robert Clark

48 2013 Group Vice President - Non-Perishables

Kevin Dougherty

61 2004 Group Vice President - Logistics

Lynn Marmer

61 1998 Group Vice President - Corporate Affairs

Erin Sharp

56 2013 Group Vice President - Kroger Manufacturing

Robert Beyer

54 2014 Lead Independent Director

Reuben Anderson

71 1991 Independent Director

Susan Kropf

65 2007 Independent Director

David Lewis

69 2002 Independent Director

Jorge Montoya

67 2007 Independent Director

Clyde Moore

60 1997 Independent Director

Susan Phillips

69 2003 Independent Director

Steven Rogel

71 1999 Independent Director

James Runde

67 2006 Independent Director

Ronald Sargent

58 2006 Independent Director

Bobby Shackouls

63 2014 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

David Dillon

Mr. David B. Dillon is Chairman of the Board of Kroger Company. Mr. Dillon was elected Chief Executive Officer in 2003 and Chairman of the Board of Kroger in 2004. Mr. Dillon retired as Chief Executive Officer at the end of calendar year 2013 and will continue to serve as Chairman of the Board until the end of calendar year 2014. Mr. Dillon served as President and Chief Operating Officer in 2000, as President in 1999, and as President and Chief Operating Officer from 1995 to 1999. Mr. Dillon was elected Executive Vice President of Kroger in 1990 and President of Dillon Companies, Inc. in 1986. He is a director of DIRECTV and Union Pacific Corporation, and during the past five years was a director of Convergys Corporation.

Michael Ellis

Mr. Michael L. Ellis has been appointed as President and Chief Operating Officer of The Kroger Co., effective January 1, 2014. From December 2012 to December 2013, he served as Senior Vice President and was responsible for the oversight of several of the Company’s retail divisions. Prior to this, he served as President of the Company’s Fred Meyer division since 2006. Mr. Ellis has held a number of leadership positions in the Company, including Group Vice President for grocery, drug, general merchandise, pharmacy and advertising for The Kroger Co., and Vice President, Food Group for Fred Meyer Stores. Mr. Ellis joined the Company in 1975 as a parcel clerk at Fred Meyer.

W. Rodney McMullen

Mr. W. Rodney McMullen has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer, Director of Kroger Company effective January 1, 2014. Mr. McMullen was elected Chief Executive Officer of Kroger in January 2014. Prior to this, he served as President and Chief Operating Officer from August 2009 to December 2013. Prior to that, Mr. McMullen was elected Vice Chairman in 2003, Executive Vice President in 1999, and Senior Vice President in 1997. Mr. McMullen is a director of Cincinnati Financial Corporation.

J. Michael Schlotman

Mr. J. Michael Schlotman is Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President of Kroger Company. Mr. Schlotman was elected Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer effective June 26, 2003, and Group Vice President and Chief Financial Officer effective January 26, 2000. Prior to that he was elected Vice President and Corporate Controller in 1995, and served in various positions in corporate accounting since joining the Company in 1985.

Christopher Hjelm

Mr. Christopher T. Hjelm is Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer of Kroger Company. From February 2005 to July 2005, he was Chief Information Officer of Travel Distribution Services for Cendant Corporation. From July 2003 to November 2004, Mr. Hjelm served as Chief Technology Officer for Orbitz LLC, which was acquired by Cendant Corporation in November 2004. Mr. Hjelm served as Senior Vice President for Technology at eBay Inc. from March 2002 to June 2003, and served as Executive Vice President for Broadband Network Services for Excite@Home from June 2001 to February 2002. From January 2000 to June 2001, Mr. Hjelm served as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of ZOHO Corporation. Prior to that, he held various key roles for 14 years with Federal Express Corporation, including that of Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer.

Kathleen Barclay

Ms. Kathleen S. Barclay is Senior Vice President - Human Resources of Kroger Company., since December 10, 2009. Prior to her election, she headed Global Human Resources for General Motors Corporation, a multinational automotive corporation, for more than ten years.

Geoffrey Covert

Mr. Geoffrey J. Covert is Senior Vice President - Retail Divisions of Kroger Company. He is responsible for the oversight of several of the Company’s retail divisions. Prior to this, he was Senior Vice President of Retail Operations from January 2011 to October 2012. Prior to that, he was President of the Company’s Cincinnati division from December 2004 to December 2010. Prior to that, Mr. Covert served as Senior Vice President from April 1999 to December 2004, and as Group Vice President and President of Kroger Manufacturing from April 1998 to April 1999. He joined the Company in March 1996 as Vice President, Grocery Products Group. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Covert worked for 23 years in a number of management positions with Procter & Gamble.

Michael Donnelly

Mr. Michael J. Donnelly is Senior Vice President - Merchandising of Kroger Company, since July 1, 2011. Prior to his election, Mr. Donnelly held a variety of key management positions with the Company, including President of Ralphs Grocery Company, President of Fry’s Food Stores, and Senior Vice President, Drug/GM Merchandising and Procurement. Mr. Donnelly joined the Company in 1978 as a clerk.

M. Marnette Perry

Ms. M. Marnette Perry has been appointed as Senior Vice President - Retail Operations of Kroger Company, effective October 24, 2012. Prior to this, she was elected Senior Vice President overseeing several of the Company’s retail divisions effective July 2003 to October 2012. Prior to that she was elected Group Vice President of Perishables Merchandising and Procurement on March 3, 2003. Prior to this she held a variety of significant positions with the Company, including President of the Company’s Michigan division, and President of the Company’s Columbus division. Ms. Perry joined the Company in 1972.

Mark Tuffin

Mr. Mark C. Tuffin has been appointed as Senior Vice President - Retail Divisions of The Kroger Co., January 1, 2014. He is responsible for the oversight of several of the Company’s retail divisions. Prior to this, he served as President of the Company’s Smith’s division from July 2011 to January 2014. From September 2009 to July 2011, Mr. Tuffin served as Vice President of Transition, where he was responsible for implementing an organizational restructuring initiative for the Company’s retail divisions. He joined the Company’s Smith’s division in 1996 and served in a series of leadership roles, including Vice President of Merchandising from September 1999 to September 2009. Mr. Tuffin held various positions with other supermarket retailers before joining Smith’s in 1996.

M. Elizabeth Van Oflen

Ms. M. Elizabeth Van Oflen is Vice President, Controller of Kroger Company. Prior to her election, she held various positions in the Company’s Finance and Tax Departments. Ms. Van Oflen joined the Company in 1982.

Todd Foley

Mr. Todd A. Foley has been appointed as Vice President, Treasurer of Kroger Co., effective June 27, 2013. Prior to this, he served as Assistant Corporate Controller from March 2006 to June 2013. Prior to that, he served as Controller of the Company’s Cincinnati/Dayton division from October 2003 to March 2006. Mr. Foley began his career with Kroger in 2001 as an audit manager in the Internal Audit Department after working for PricewaterhouseCoopers from 1991 to 2001, where most recently he was a senior audit manager.

Timothy Massa

Mr. Timothy Massa has been appointed as Group Vice President - Human Resources and Labor Relations of Kroger Co.,effective May 2014. Mr. Massa joined Kroger in 2010 in his current role as vice president. Prior to joining the company, he served in various human resources leadership roles for 21 years at Procter & Gamble. He has an extensive global HR generalist background in leadership development, succession planning, performance management, strategy development, employee relations and engagement. Mr. Massa earned a bachelor's degree in Communications from the University of Dayton. He is a member of the College of Mt. St. Joseph board of trustees, the Cincinnati Freestore Foodbank board of trustees, and the University of Dayton Champions and Scholars Program. He also received a Future HR Leaders accreditation from Cornell University.

Robert Clark

Mr. Robert W. Clark has been appointed as Group Vice President - Non-Perishables of Kroger Company, effective March 14, 2013. Prior to this, he served as Vice President of Merchandising for the Company’s Fred Meyer division from October 2011 to March 2013. From August 2010 to October 2011 he served as Vice President of Operations for the Company’s Columbus division. Prior to that, from May 2002 to August 2010, he served as Vice President of Merchandising for the Company’s Fry’s division. From 1985 to 2002, Mr. Clark held various leadership positions in store and district management, as well as grocery merchandising. Mr. Clark began his career with the Company in 1985 as a courtesy clerk at Fry’s.

Kevin Dougherty

Mr. Kevin M. Dougherty is Group Vice President - Logistics of Kroger Company, since May 6, 2004. Mr. Dougherty was elected Group Vice President effective May 6, 2004 and is responsible for the oversight of Company logistics and supply chain management. Mr. Dougherty joined the Company as Vice President, Supply Chain Operations in 2001. Before joining the Company, he maintained an independent consulting practice focusing on logistics and operational performance, and held leadership roles in the warehouse automation and healthcare industries.

Lynn Marmer

Ms. Lynn Marmer is Group Vice President - Corporate Affairs of Kroger Company. Prior to her election, Ms. Marmer was an attorney in the Company’s Law Department. Ms. Marmer joined the Company in 1997. Before joining the Company she was a partner in the law firm of Dinsmore & Shohl.

Erin Sharp

Ms. Erin S. Sharp is Group Vice President - Kroger Manufacturing of Kroger Co. Ms. Sharp was promoted to Group Vice President of Manufacturing effective June 27, 2013. She joined the Company in 2011 as Vice President of Operations for the Company’s Manufacturing division. Before joining the Company, Ms. Sharp served as Vice President of Manufacturing for the Sara Lee Corporation. In that role, she led the manufacturing and logistics operations for the central region of their U.S. Fresh Bakery Division. Ms. Sharp has over 25 years of experience supporting food manufacturing operations

Robert Beyer

Mr. Robert D. Beyer is Lead Independent Director of Kroger Co. Mr. Beyer is Chairman of Chaparal Investments LLC, a private investment firm and holding company that he founded in 2009. From 2005 to 2009, Mr. Beyer served as Chief Executive Officer of The TCW Group, Inc., a global investment management firm. From 2000 to 2005, he served as President and Chief Investment Officer of Trust Company of the West, the principal operating subsidiary of TCW. Mr. Beyer is a member of the Board of Directors of The Allstate Corporation and Leucadia National Corporation. He is chair of the Corporate Governance Committee, a member of the Financial Policy Committee, and our Lead Director.

Reuben Anderson

Mr. Reuben V. Anderson J.D., is Independent Director of Kroger Co.Mr. Anderson is a Senior Partner in the Jackson, Mississippi office of Phelps Dunbar, a regional law firm based in New Orleans. Prior to joining this law firm, he was a justice of the Supreme Court of Mississippi. Mr. Anderson is currently serving as the lead director of AT&T Inc., and during the past five years was a director of Trustmark Corporation. He is a member of the Corporate Governance and Public Responsibilities Committees.

Susan Kropf

Ms. Susan J. Kropf is Independent Director of Kroger Co. Ms. Kropf was President and Chief Operating Officer of Avon Products Inc., a manufacturer and marketer of beauty care products, from 2001 until her retirement in January 2007. She joined Avon in 1970. Prior to her most recent assignment, Ms. Kropf had been Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Avon North America and Global Business Operations from 1998 to 2000. From 1997 to 1998 she was President, Avon U.S. Ms. Kropf was a member of Avon’s Board of Directors from 1998 to 2006. She currently is a member of the Board of Directors of Coach, Inc., MeadWestvaco Corporation, and Sherwin Williams Company. She is a member of the Audit and Financial Policy Committees.

David Lewis

Mr. David B. Lewis is Independent Director of Kroger Co. Mr. Lewis is a shareholder and director of Lewis & Munday, a Detroit based law firm with offices in Washington, D.C. and New York City. He is a director of H&R Block, Inc. and STERIS Corporation. He is a member of the Financial Policy Committee and vice chair of the Public Responsibilities Committee.

Jorge Montoya

Mr. Jorge P. Montoya is Independent Director of Kroger Co.Mr. Montoya was President of The Procter & Gamble Company’s Global Snacks & Beverage division, and President of Procter & Gamble Latin America, from 1999 until his retirement in 2004. Prior to that, he was an Executive Vice President of Procter & Gamble, a provider of branded consumer packaged goods, from 1995 to 1999. Mr. Montoya is a director of The Gap, Inc. He is chair of the Public Responsibilities Committee and a member of the Compensation Committee. Mr. Montoya brings to Kroger’s Board over 30 years of leadership experience at a premier consumer products company. He has a deep knowledge of the Hispanic market, as well as consumer products and retail operations. Mr. Montoya has vast experience in marketing and general management, including international business. He was named among the 50 most important Hispanics in Business & Technology, in Hispanic Engineer & Information Technology Magazine.

Clyde Moore

Mr. Clyde R. Moore is Independent Director of Kroger Co. Mr. Moore is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of First Service Networks, a national provider of facility and maintenance repair services. He is a director of First Service Networks. Mr. Moore is chair of the Compensation Committee and a member of the Corporate Governance Committee.

Susan Phillips

Dr. Susan M. Phillips Ph.D. is Independent Director of Kroger Co. Dr. Phillips is Professor Emeritus of Finance at The George Washington University School of Business. She joined that university as a Professor and Dean in 1998. She retired as Dean of the School of Business as of June 30, 2010, and as Professor the following year. She was a member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System from December 1991 through June 1998. Before her Federal Reserve appointment, Dr. Phillips served as Vice President for Finance and University Services and Professor of Finance in The College of Business Administration at the University of Iowa from 1987 through 1991. She is a director of CBOE Holdings, Inc., State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company, State Farm Life Insurance Company, State Farm Companies Foundation, National Futures Association, the Chicago Board Options Exchange, and Agnes Scott College. Dr. Phillips also was a trustee of the Financial Accounting Foundation until the end of 2010. She is a member of the Audit and Compensation Committees.

Steven Rogel

Mr. Steven R. Rogel is Independent Director of Kroger Co., since 1999. Mr. Rogel was elected Chairman of the Board of Weyerhaeuser Company, a forest products company, in 1999 and was President and Chief Executive Officer and a director thereof from December 1997 to January 1, 2008 when he relinquished the role of President. He relinquished the CEO role in April of 2008 and retired as Chairman as of April 2009. Before that time Mr. Rogel was Chief Executive Officer, President and a director of Willamette Industries, Inc. He served as Chief Operating Officer of Willamette Industries, Inc. until October 1995 and, before that time, as an executive and group vice president for more than five years. Mr. Rogel is a director of Union Pacific Corporation and during the past five years was a director and non-executive Chairman of the Board of EnergySolutions, Inc. He is a member of the Corporate Governance and Financial Policy Committees.

James Runde

Mr. James A. Runde is Independent Director of Kroger Co., since September 1, 2006.Mr. Runde is a special advisor and a former Vice Chairman of Morgan Stanley, a financial services provider, where he has been employed since 1974. He was a member of the Board of Directors of Burlington Resources Inc. prior to its acquisition by ConocoPhillips in 2006. Mr. Runde serves as a Trustee Emeritus of Marquette University and the Pierpont Morgan Library. He is a member of the Compensation Committee and chair of the Financial Policy Committee.

Ronald Sargent

Mr. Ronald L. Sargent is Independent Director of Kroger Co. Mr. Sargent is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Staples, Inc., a consumer products retailer, where he has been employed since 1989. Prior to joining Staples, Mr. Sargent spent 10 years with Kroger in various positions. In addition to serving as a director of Staples, Mr. Sargent is a director of Five Below, Inc. During the past five years, he was a director of Mattel, Inc. and The Home Depot, Inc. Mr. Sargent is chair of the Audit Committee and a member of the Public Responsibilities Committee. Mr. Sargent has over 30 years of retail experience, first with Kroger and then with increasing levels of responsibility and leadership at Staples, Inc. His efforts helped carve out a new market niche for the international retailer that he leads. His understanding of retail operations and consumer insights are of particular value to the Board. Mr. Sargent has been designated an Audit Committee financial expert.

Bobby Shackouls

Mr. Bobby S. Shackouls is Independent Director of Kroger Co.Until the merger of Burlington Resources Inc. and ConocoPhillips, which became effective in 2006, Mr. Shackouls was Chairman of the Board of Burlington Resources Inc., a natural resources business, since July 1997 and its President and Chief Executive Officer since December 1995. He had been a director of that company since 1995 and President and Chief Executive Officer of Burlington Resources Oil and Gas Company (formerly known as Meridian Oil Inc.), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Burlington Resources, since 1994. Mr. Shackouls is a director of Plains GP Holdings, L.P. and Oasis Petroleum Inc. During the past five years, Mr. Shackouls was a director of ConocoPhillips and PNGS GP LLC, the general partner of PAA Natural Gas Storage, L.P. Mr. Shackouls is a member of the Audit and Corporate Governance Committees. Mr. Shackouls previously served as Kroger’s Lead Director.
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