People: Safeway Inc (SWY)

SWY on New York Consolidated

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1 Oct 2014
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

T. Gary Rogers

71 2013 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Robert Edwards

58 2013 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Peter Bocian

59 2013 Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President

Diane Dietz

48 2008 Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer

Kelly Griffith

50 2013 Executive Vice President - Retail Operations

Larree Renda

55 2010 Executive Vice President

Melissa Plaisance

54 2004 Senior Vice President - Finance and Investor Relations

David Bond

60 1997 Senior Vice President - Finance and Control

Barry Libenson

53 2013 Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer

Robert Gordon

62 2005 Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary, Chief Governance Officer

Russell Jackson

56 2007 Senior Vice President - Human Resources

David Stern

59 2002 Senior Vice President - Planning and Business Development

Jerry Tidwell

62 2003 Senior Vice President - Supply Operations

Donald Wright

61 1991 Senior Vice President - Real Estate and Engineering

Janet Grove

63 2004 Independent Director

Mohanbir Gyani

63 2004 Independent Director

Frank Herringer

71 2008 Independent Director

Kenneth Oder

66 2008 Independent Director

Arun Sarin

59 2009 Independent Director

William Tauscher

64 1998 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

T. Gary Rogers

Mr. T. Gary Rogers has been appointed as Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Safeway Inc., effective May 14, 2013. He has been a member of the Board of Directors since March 15, 2011. Mr. Rogers was named the Harvard Business School Business Leader of the Year in 2007, and he also previously won the award of Dairy Industry Executive of the Year, and is a member of the Bay Area Business Hall of Fame. Mr. Rogers founded and, from 1972 to 1977, was President of Vintage Management Company, a restaurant company in California and Texas. From 1968 to 1972, he served as an associate at McKinsey & Co., an international management consulting firm, where he specialized in corporate development and financial issues. Mr. Rogers also brings considerable directorial experience to the Board. Mr. Rogers is the former Chairman of Levi Strauss & Co. and of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. He is currently on the advisory boards of Shorenstein Properties, LLC and Stanislaus Food Products. Mr. Rogers also served previously on the boards of a number of other companies, including Foster Farms, The Wine Group, GardenAmerica, Il Fornaio and Marathon Meat. He also serves on a number of public service boards. Mr. Rogers holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley and an MBA from Harvard Business School, where he was a Baker Scholar.

Robert Edwards

Mr. Robert L. Edwards is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Safeway Inc. He has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer, Director of Safeway Inc., effective May 14, 2013. He served as Chief Financial Officer of the Company until February 19, 2013. He has been appointed as President of the Company, effective April 9, 2012. Before joining Safeway, Mr. Edwards served as EVP and CFO at Maxtor Corporation, and was SVP, CFO and CAO at Imation Corporation. Prior to that, Mr. Edwards had a 20-year career at Santa Fe Southern Pacific Corporation and its affiliates. He currently serves on the Boards of Blackhawk Network Holdings, Inc., Casa Ley, S.A. de C.V., Safeway's joint venture in Mexico, and KKR Financial Holdings LLC.

Peter Bocian

Mr. Peter J. Bocian is Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of Safeway Inc., since February 19, 2013. He has served as Executive Vice President, Head of Corporate Services and Technology Finance, at JPMorgan Chase & Co. since 2011. From 2008 until 2011, he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer of Hewlett-Packard Company. Prior to that, he was Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative Officer at Starbucks Corporation from 2007 to 2008. From 1996 to 2007, Mr. Bocian held a variety of positions with NCR Corporation, most recently, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from 2004 until 2007. Mr. Bocian holds a Masters in Business Administration in Accounting and Bachelor of Arts in Russian from Michigan State University, and served in the U.S. Navy.

Diane Dietz

Ms. Diane M. Dietz is Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer of Safeway Inc. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Dietz was an Executive Vice President with Procter and Gamble. Prior to her appointment as Executive Vice President in 2007, she served Procter and Gamble in various positions since 1989.

Kelly Griffith

Mr. Kelly Griffith has been appointed as Executive Vice President - Retail Operations of Safeway Inc., effective May 1, 2013. Mr. Griffith brings 33 years of experience and leadership to his new role. After working his way through a range of retail store management assignments, he was assigned to Corporate Retail Operations in 1999 and named Vice President the following year. Mr. Griffith was promoted to Vice President, Retail Operations in the Seattle Division in 2001, then returned to the corporate office as Senior Vice President, Produce and Floral in 2004. He was promoted to Portland Division President in 2005 and returned to corporate in 2008 as President, Perishables. In 2010 he was named President of Merchandising.

Larree Renda

Ms. Larree M. Renda is Executive Vice President of Safeway Inc. She also serves as President of Safeway Health Inc., the subsidiary of the Company. Ms. Renda began her career at retail with Safeway in 1974. After progressing through the store ranks, she joined the corporate team in 1991 as Vice President of Retail and advanced through a succession of more senior leadership roles to her current position as Executive Vice President. Ms. Renda chairs the Safeway Foundation Board of Directors and serves on the Board of Casa Ley. She is also on the Board of HSBC Finance Corporation and HSBC North America Holdings Inc. Ms. Renda is a Trustee on the National Joint Labor Management Committee.

Melissa Plaisance

Ms. Melissa C. Plaisance is Senior Vice President - Finance and Investor Relations of Safeway Inc. She joined the Company in 1990, and was Senior Vice President, Finance and Public Affairs, of Safeway Inc. from 1995 through 2000, and Senior Vice President, Finance and Investor Relations, from 2000 to December 2003. From January 2004 to October 2004, she was at Del Monte Foods Company, where she held the position of Senior Vice President, Finance and Corporate Communications.

David Bond

Mr. David F. Bond is Senior Vice President - Finance and Control of Safeway Inc. Prior to joining Safeway, he was a partner with Deloitte & Touche LLP from June 1988 to July 1997.

Barry Libenson

Mr. Barry J.Libenson has been appointed as the Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer of Safeway Inc., effective July 1, 2013. Mr. Libenson comes to Safeway from Land O' Lakes, Inc., where he served since 2010 as Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer. During his tenure with Land O' Lakes, Mr. Libenson and his team transformed the technology group to ensure that IT was fully aligned and executing against that company's long-term strategic direction. Prior to that, he was Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Ingersoll Rand, Co. Ltd., with responsibility for defining and implementing that company's global electronic and internet business strategies. Mr. Libenson joined Ingersoll-Rand as Vice President of e-Business in 2001. Prior to his tenure at Ingersoll-Rand, he served as an Executive Vice President at Surety.com, a data-integrity services company, and Chief Executive Officer for Visix Software, a software publisher. He also held management positions with Phoenix Technologies and Oracle Corporation. Mr. Libenson holds a Masters in Business Administration from Duke University and a Bachelor Degree in Computer Science from Colgate University. He has served on the University of North Carolina's Graduate School of Computer Science IT Advisory Panel as well as Blumberg Capital's CIO Council. Mr. Libenson also serves as Director of Tavant Technologies, a software firm with offices in California and Bangalore, India.

Robert Gordon

Mr. Robert A. Gordon is Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary, Chief Governance Officer of Safeway Inc. He has been Senior Vice President of Safeway Inc., since May 1999 and General Counsel since June 2000. In September 2005, he became Secretary. He was Deputy General Counsel from May 1999 to June 2000.

Russell Jackson

Mr. Russell M. Jackson serves as Senior Vice President - Human Resources of Safeway Inc., since March 2007. Prior to joining Safeway, he was employed with PG&E Corporation for 27 years, where he most recently served as Senior Vice President, Human Resources.

David Stern

Mr. David R. Stern is Senior Vice President - Planning and Business Development of Safeway Inc. He held the position of Vice President, Financial Planning and Analysis, at Safeway from December 1994 until his election to Senior Vice President in 2002.

Jerry Tidwell

Mr. Jerry Tidwell is Senior Vice President - Supply Operations of Safeway Inc. He held the position of Vice President of Milk and Beverage Manufacturing from 2001 to 2003 and Director of the grocery business unit from 2000 to 2001. Mr. Tidwell joined Safeway in 1998 after a 24-year career with the Pepsi Cola Company.

Donald Wright

Janet Grove

Ms. Janet E. Grove is Independent Director of Safeway Inc., since October 21, 2004. Ms. Grove was named a Corporate Vice Chair of Macy’s Department Stores, Inc. in February 2003 and served in that position until her retirement in June 2011. She served as Chair of Macy’s Merchandising Group, a division of Macy’s Department Stores, Inc., from 1998 until 2009 and as Chief Executive Officer from 1999 until 2009. Macy’s Merchandising Group is the Private Brand design and manufacturing division of Macy’s that is responsible for all Private Brand products in all classifications of merchandise. Prior to serving as Vice Chair of Macy’s Department Stores, Inc., Ms. Grove was Executive Vice President for Center Core, Cosmetics and Ready to Wear. Ms. Grove also serves as a director of Aeropostale, Inc., a specialty retailer, where she serves on the Audit Committee. In addition, Ms. Grove serves as a director of a privately held company. Ms. Grove holds a B.S. in Marketing from the California State University at Hayward.

Mohanbir Gyani

Mr. Mohanbir Singkh Gyani is Independent Director of Safeway Inc., since October 21, 2004. Mr. Gyani has been Vice Chairman of Roamware, Inc. since January 2006, and he was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Roamware from May 2005 through December 2005. He served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of AT&T Wireless Mobility Services from 2000 until his retirement from that company in 2003. He was a senior advisor to the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of AT&T Wireless through December 2004. From 1995 through 1999, he was the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of AirTouch Communications. Mr. Gyani also brings considerable directorial and board committee experience to the Board. Mr. Gyani is a director of Keynote Systems, Inc., where he serves as lead independent director and also serves on the Compensation Committee. Mr. Gyani is also a director of Audience, Inc., a global provider of advanced voice and audio processors for mobile products, where he serves on the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee, and Ruckus Wireless, Inc., a supplier of advanced wireless systems for the mobile internetworking market, where he serves on the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. From 2008 until June 2010, Mr. Gyani served as a director of Mobile TeleSystems OJSC, where he was Chair of the Governance Committee and was a member of the Audit and Compensation committees. Mr. Gyani is also a director of UnionBanCal Corporation and its banking subsidiary, Union Bank of California. Mr. Gyani is Chair of the Audit Committee and serves on the Compensation Committee of UnionBanCal Corporation, which was a public company until 2009. Mr. Gyani holds a B.A. in Business and an MBA in Finance from San Francisco State University.

Frank Herringer

Mr. Frank C. Herringer is Independent Director of Safeway Inc., since March 6, 2008. Mr. Herringer has been Chairman of the Board of Transamerica Corporation, a financial services company, since 1996. He served as Chief Executive Officer of Transamerica from 1991 to 1999 and President from 1986 to 1999, when Transamerica was acquired by AEGON N.V. In these capacities, Mr. Herringer had overall responsibility for strategy, operations, finance and human resources for Transamerica. Mr. Herringer also brings considerable directorial and board committee experience to the Board. Mr. Herringer is a director of Amgen Inc., a biotechnology company, where he currently chairs the Compensation and Management Committee, serves on the Executive and Governance and Nominating committees and previously served on the Audit Committee. Mr. Herringer is also a director of The Charles Schwab Corporation, where he serves on the Compensation and Nominating & Corporate Governance committees. From 2002 to 2005, Mr. Herringer served as a director of AT&T, where he served on the Audit and Human Resources (compensation) committees. In addition, Mr. Herringer has served and currently serves as a director of a number of privately held companies. Mr. Herringer holds an A.B. from Dartmouth College and an MBA from the Amos Tuck School of Business Administration at Dartmouth College, where he graduated first in his class.

Kenneth Oder

Mr. Kenneth W. Oder is Independent Director of Safeway Inc., since March 6, 2008. From 1993 to September 2000, Mr. Oder served as Company's Executive Vice President of Labor Relations, Human Resources, Legal and Public Affairs. During his tenure as a Safeway Executive Vice President, Mr. Oder participated in most decisions affecting the Company, including the development of annual business plans, budgeting, overall business strategy and mergers, acquisitions and sales of business units. Mr. Oder’s duties in managing Safeway’s Legal, Information Technology, Public Affairs, Labor and Human Resources departments included the negotiation of all of the Company’s labor agreements, management of the compensation, benefits and employment policies covering all of the Company’s non-union employees, supervision of Company-wide public affairs activities, press relations and lobbying activities, management of all legal matters, oversight of the Company’s information technology programs and chairing the committee that made the investment decisions for the Company’s pension plan covering its non-union employees. Prior to joining Safeway, Mr. Oder was a partner at the law firm Latham & Watkins LLP from 1975 to December 1992, concentrating on business litigation and labor law. He also negotiated labor agreements on behalf of corporations, counseled corporations regarding the interpretation and compliance with labor agreements, represented corporations in labor arbitrations and designed and drafted benefits plans. Mr. Oder has been engaged in investment and philanthropic pursuits since leaving Safeway in September 2000. Mr. Oder holds B.A. and J.D. degrees from the University of Virginia.

Arun Sarin

Mr. Arun Sarin is Independent Director of Safeway Inc., since August 25, 2009. From April 2003 to July 2008, he was the Chief Executive Officer and a director of mobile phone company Vodafone Group Plc., a global mobile communications company with annual revenues of over $60 billion, over 60,000 employees globally and over 300 million customers. Mr. Sarin also brings considerable directorial and board committee experience to the Board, including as a director of a retail company. Mr. Sarin is a director of The Charles Schwab Corporation and Cisco Systems, Inc., and he serves on the Audit committees of each of these companies. He previously served as a member of the Court of Directors of the Bank of England, ending in 2009. From 1999 to 2003, he served as a director of The Gap, Inc. Mr. Sarin is currently a senior advisor to KKR. Mr. Sarin holds a Bachelor of Technology degree from the Indian Institutes of Technology in Kharagpur, India, a Masters in Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley and an MBA from the University of California at Berkeley.

William Tauscher

Mr. William Y. Tauscher is Independent Director of Safeway Inc., since May 12, 1998. Mr. Tauscher is the Chief Executive Officer of Blackhawk. He is also the Managing Member of The Tauscher Group, which invests and assists in the management of enterprises involved with home products, transportation, telecommunications and real estate, as well as the Chairman of Vertical Communications, Inc., a communications technology company, where he has served since 2004. From 2004 to 2010, Mr. Tauscher also served as Chief Executive Officer of Vertical Communications. Mr. Tauscher also brings considerable directorial experience to the Board. In addition to his current directorships with Vertical Communications and Blackhawk, Mr. Tauscher serves as a director of a number of other privately held companies. In addition, he served as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Foxmeyer from 1979 to 1986 and Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Vanstar Corporation from 1987 until 1999. Mr. Tauscher holds a B.S. from Yale University.

Basic Compensation

Options Compensation

Name Options Value

T. Gary Rogers

0 0

Robert Edwards

936,962 3,827,350

Peter Bocian

0 0

Diane Dietz

293,000 2,612,490

Kelly Griffith

185,640 621,232

Larree Renda

1,017,974 3,240,250

Melissa Plaisance

0 0

David Bond

0 0

Barry Libenson

0 0

Robert Gordon

0 0

Russell Jackson

0 0

David Stern

0 0

Jerry Tidwell

0 0

Donald Wright

410,420 5,310,961

Janet Grove

0 0

Mohanbir Gyani

0 0

Frank Herringer

0 0

Kenneth Oder

2,800,000 75,092,980

Arun Sarin

0 0

William Tauscher

0 0
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