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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

William McMullen

58 2015 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Dan De La Rosa

2019 President - King Soopers

Dennis Gibson

2019 President - Fred Meyer

Joe Kelley

2019 President - Houston

Tom Schwilke

2019 President - Dallas Division

Dana Zurcher

2019 President - Columbus Division

Michael Donnelly

60 2017 Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President

Christopher Hjelm

57 2019 Executive Vice President

J. Michael Schlotman

61 2019 Executive Vice President

Timothy Massa

52 2018 Senior Vice President - Human Resources and Labor Relations

Mary Adcock

43 2019 Senior Vice President, Retail Operations

Stuart Aitken

47 2019 Senior Vice President

Robert Clark

53 2019 Senior Vice President - Supply Chain, Manufacturing and Sourcing

Joseph Grieshaber

2019 Senior Vice President - Merchandising

Calvin Kaufman

56 2017 Senior Vice President - Retail Divisions

Stephen McKinney

62 2018 Senior Vice President

Alessandro Tosolini

52 2014 Senior Vice President - New Business Development

Mark Tuffin

59 2014 Senior Vice President - Retail Divisions

Christine Wheatley

48 2014 Group Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Todd Foley

49 2017 Vice President, Corporate Controller

Carin Fike

50 2017 Vice President, Treasurer

Jessica Adelman

43 2015 Group Vice President - Corporate Affairs

Yael Cosset

45 2017 Group Vice President, Chief Digital Officer

Erin Sharp

61 2013 Group Vice President - Manufacturing

Ronald Sargent

63 2018 Lead Independent Director

Nora Aufreiter

59 2014 Independent Director

Anne Gates

59 2015 Independent Director

Susan Kropf

70 2007 Independent Director

Jorge Montoya

72 2007 Independent Director

Clyde Moore

65 1997 Independent Director

James Runde

72 2006 Independent Director

Bobby Shackouls

68 2014 Independent Director

Mark Sutton

57 2017 Independent Director

Ashok Vemuri

51 2019 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

William McMullen

Mr. William Rodney McMullen is the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Mr. McMullen was elected Chairman of the Board in January 2015 and Chief Executive Officer of Kroger in January 2014. He served as Kroger’s President and Chief Operating Officer from August 2009 to December 2013. Prior to that, Mr. McMullen was elected to various roles at Kroger including Vice Chairman in 2003, Executive Vice President, Strategy, Planning, and Finance in 1999, Senior Vice President in 1997, Group Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in June 1995, and Vice President, Planning and Capital Management in 1989. He is a director of Cincinnati Financial Corporation and VF Corporation. Mr. McMullen has broad experience in the supermarket business, having spent his career spanning over 40 years with Kroger. He has a strong background in finance, operations, and strategic partnerships, having served in a variety of roles with Kroger, including as our CFO, COO, and Vice Chairman. His service as chair of Cincinnati Financial Corporation’s compensation committee and on its executive and investment committees, as well as his service on the audit and nominating and governance committees of VF Corporation, adds depth to his extensive retail experience.

Dan De La Rosa

Mr. Dan De La Rosa is promoted as President - King Soopers of the Company, effective May 1, 2019. He currently President - Kroger's Columbus Division of the Company. He served as president of Kroger's Columbus division, which operates food stores primarily in central, northwest and southeastOhio. Mr. De La Rosa joined the company as a clerk's helper in the Ralphs division in 1980, where he served in a number of store operations and merchandising roles, including store director, director of Corporate Brands for both Ralphs and Food 4 Less, and district manager. Since 2007, Mr. De La Rosa has served in a variety of merchandising roles, including regional director of merchandising for the company's western region. In 2013, he was promoted to vice president of meat and seafood merchandising for The Kroger Co., and in 2015 he was named to his current role as vice merchandising for Fred Meyer.

Dennis Gibson

Mr. Dennis Gibson is appointed as President - Fred Meyer of the Company, effective May 1, 2019. Gibson returns to Fred Meyer, where he began his Kroger career in 1984. He spent eight years in a variety of apparel merchandising roles inOregon,UtahandIdaho. Between 1992 and 1999, Gibson held store and district management positions for the Fred Meyer division. He was promoted to vice president and regional director for the division in 1999, prior to serving as group vice president of store operations. In 2011, Gibson moved to theColumbusdivision as vice president of operations, before being named vice president of merchandising. He was promoted to president of the QFC division in 2014 and named to his current role in 2016. Gibson began his career in the retail industry in 1976 as a management trainee for Grand Central discount department stores inSalt Lake City, Utah.

Joe Kelley

Mr. Joe Kelley is appointed as President - Houston of the Company, effective May 1, 2019. Kelley joined Kroger earlier this year on special assignment, focusing on the company's continued work to improve the customer experience. Kelley is a seasoned retail executive with regional, national and international experience in leading sales, marketing, merchandising, category management, supply chain and operations. He has also held executive leadership roles with AholdUSA, Stop and Shop, Marsh Supermarkets and Price Chopper Supermarkets. Kelley most recently served as principal of Kelley Business Advisors, LLC, where he served as a business consultant for grocery retailers.

Tom Schwilke

Mr. Tom Schwilke is President - Dallas Division of the Company. Mr. Schwilke comes to Kroger with 35 years of merchandising and retail leadership experience. Most recently, he was the president and general manager of the NorCal division of Safeway Inc., where he oversaw 283 stores and 35,000 associates. Prior to that role, he held a number of national leadership positions with the company, including president and general manager of perishables and group vice president of produce and floral. He returns to Texas, where from 2008 to 2010 he was the president and general manager of Safeway Inc.'s Texas division. He was responsible for overall operations of 111 Tom Thumb and Randalls stores in Dallas, Houston and Austin. Mr. Schwilke has a bachelor's in Business Administration from Washington State University.

Dana Zurcher

Ms. Dana Zurcher is President - Columbus Division of the Company. Ms. Zurcher began her career with Kroger in 1985 in store management in Indianapolis. She served in a number of roles while in the Central division, including store and district management and merchandising. In 2002, she moved to Phoenix as a district manager in the Fry's division. In 2008, she was promoted to director of operations for the Ralphs division. She was promoted to vice president of operations for the Mid-South division in 2011 and was later named to the same role in 2013 for the Southwest division. In 2015, she was named the first president of the Dallas division, her current role, when the Southwest division was divided into Dallas and Houston. Ms. Zurcher has a bachelor's in Marketing from Ball State University. She is the executive leader of Kroger's Women's EDGE associate resource group, which focuses on improving leadership opportunities for Kroger associates. Additionally, she resides on the boards of the Western Association of Food Chains and the North Texas Food Bank.

Michael Donnelly

Mr. Michael J. Donnelly has been appointed as Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company. Mr. Donnelly was elected Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer in December 2017. Prior to that, he was elected Executive Vice President of Merchandising from September 2015 to December 2017, and Senior Vice President of Merchandising from July 2011 to September 2015. Before that, Mr. Donnelly held a variety of key management positions with Kroger, including President of Ralphs Grocery Company, President of Fry’s Food Stores, and Senior Vice President, Drug/GM Merchandising and Procurement. Mr. Donnelly joined Kroger in 1978 as a clerk.

Christopher Hjelm

Mr. Christopher T. Hjelm is no longer Executive Vice President of the Company, effective August 1, 2019. Mr. Hjelm was elected Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer in September 2015. Prior to that, he served as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer from August 2005 to September 2015. 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.

J. Michael Schlotman

Mr. J. Michael Schlotman has been appointed Executive Vice President of the Company effective April 3, 2019. Mr. Schlotman was elected Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in September 2015. Before that, he was elected Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in June 2003, and Group Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in January 2000. Prior to that he was elected Vice President and Corporate Controller in 1995, and served in various positions in corporate accounting since joining Kroger in 1985.

Timothy Massa

Mr. Timothy A. Massa is Senior Vice President - Human Resources and Labor Relations of the Company. Mr. Massa was elected Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Labor Relations in June 2018. Prior to that, he served as Group Vice President of Human Resources and Labor Relations from June 2014 to June 2018. Mr. Massa joined Kroger in October 2010 as Vice President, Corporate Human Resources and Talent Development. Prior to joining Kroger, he served in various Human Resources leadership roles for 21 years at Procter & Gamble, most recently serving as Global Human Resources Director of Customer Business Development.

Mary Adcock

Ms. Mary Ellen Adcock is promoted as Senior Vice President, Retail Operations of the Company, effective May 1, 2019. Ms. Adcock was elected Group Vice President of Retail Operations, effective June 2016. Prior to that, she served as Vice President of Operations for Kroger’s Columbus Division from November 2015 to May 2016 and as Vice President of Merchandising for the Columbus Division from March 2014 to November 2015. From February 2012 to March 2014, Ms. Adcock served as Vice President of Natural Foods Merchandising and from October 2009 to February 2012, she served as Vice President of Deli/Bakery Manufacturing. Prior to that, Ms. Adcock held several leadership positions in the manufacturing department, including human resources manager, general manager and division operations manager. Ms. Adcock joined Kroger in 1999 as human resources assistant manager at the Country Oven Bakery in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

Stuart Aitken

Mr. Stuart W. Aitken serves as Senior Vice President of the Company. Mr. Aitken was elected Senior Vice President in February 2019 and served as Group Vice President from June 2015 to February 2019. He is responsible for leading Kroger’s alternative profit businesses, including Kroger’s data analytics subsidiary, 84.51° LLC and Kroger Personal Finance. Prior to joining Kroger, he served as the chief executive officer of dunnhumby USA, LLC from July 2010 to June 2015. Mr. Aitken has over 15 years of marketing, academic and technical experience across a variety of industries, and held various leadership roles with other companies, including Michaels Stores and Safeway, Inc.

Robert Clark

Mr. Robert W. Clark is promoted as Senior Vice President - Supply Chain, Manufacturing and Sourcing of the Company. effective May 1, 2019. Mr. Clark was elected Senior Vice President of Merchandising in March 2016 and is also responsible for manufacturing and supply chain. From March 2013 to March 2016, he served as Group Vice President of Non-Perishables. Prior to that, he served as Vice President of Merchandising for Kroger’s Fred Meyer division from October 2011 to March 2013. From August 2010 to October 2011 he served as Vice President of Operations for Kroger’s Columbus division. Prior to that, from May 2002 to August 2010, he served as Vice President of Merchandising for Kroger’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 Kroger in 1985 as a courtesy clerk at Fry’s.

Joseph Grieshaber

Mr. Joseph A. Grieshaber, Jr. is promoted as Senior Vice President - Merchandising of the Company, effective May 1, 2019. He Currently President - Fred Meyer Stores of the Company. He was President - Kroger's Dillon Food Stores Division of the Company. Mr. Grieshaber began his career with Kroger in 1983 as a store management trainee in Nashville, Tenn. He has served in a variety of leadership roles with Kroger, including meat merchandiser, district manager, and as vice president of merchandising for the Columbus division. In 2003, he was named group vice president of perishables merchandising and procurement, where he was responsible for fresh and natural foods throughout Kroger's family of stores. He was promoted to president of Dillons in 2010, and was named to his current role in 2015.

Calvin Kaufman

Mr. Calvin J. Kaufman is Senior Vice President - Retail Divisions of Kroger Company. Mr. Kaufman was elected Senior Vice President in June 2017, and is responsible for the oversight of several Kroger retail divisions. From July 2013 to June 2017, he served as President of the Louisville division. Prior to that, he served as President of Kroger Manufacturing and Our Brands from June 2008 to June 2013, and Group Vice President of Fred Meyer Logistics from September 2005 to May 2008. Mr. Kaufman held various positions in Logistics after joining Kroger in the Fred Meyer division in September 1994.

Stephen McKinney

Mr. Stephen M. McKinney has been appointed Senior Vice President of the Company. Mr. McKinney was elected Senior Vice President in March 2018, and is responsible for the oversight of several Kroger retail divisions. From October 2013 to March 2018, he served as President of Kroger’s Fry’s Food Stores division. Prior to that, he served as Vice President of Operations for the Ralphs division from October 2007 to September 2013, and Vice President of Operations for the Southwest division from October 2006 to September 2007. From 1988 to 1998, Mr. McKinney served in various leadership positions in the Fry’s Food Stores division, including store manager, deli director, and executive director of operations. From 1981 to 1998, Mr. McKinney held several roles with Florida Choice Supermarkets, a former Kroger banner, including store manager, buyer, and field representative. He started his career with Kroger in 1981 as a clerk with Florida Choice.

Alessandro Tosolini

Mr. Alessandro Tosolini is the Senior Vice President - New Business Development of the Company. Mr. Tosolini was elected Senior Vice President of New Business Development in December 2014. Before joining Kroger, he held numerous leadership positions with Procter & Gamble for 24 years, in the U.S. and internationally, most recently serving as senior vice president of Global e Business and vice president of Global eCommerce.

Mark Tuffin

Mr. Mark C. Tuffin is the Senior Vice President - Retail Divisions of the Company. Mr. Tuffin has served as Senior Vice President since January 2014, and is responsible for the oversight of several of Kroger’s retail divisions. Prior to that, he served as President of Kroger’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 Kroger’s retail divisions. He joined Kroger’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.

Christine Wheatley

Ms. Christine Strick Wheatley is the Group Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of the Company. Ms. Wheatley was elected Group Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel in May 2014. She joined Kroger in February 2008 as Corporate Counsel, and became Senior Attorney in 2010, Senior Counsel in 2011, and Vice President in 2012. Before joining Kroger, Ms. Wheatley was engaged in the private practice of law for 11 years, most recently as a partner at Porter Wright Morris & Arthur in Cincinnati.

Todd Foley

Mr. Todd A. Foley serves as Vice President, Corporate Controller of the Company. Mr. Foley was elected Vice President and Corporate Controller effective April 2017. Before that, he served as Vice President and Treasurer from June 2013 to April 2017. Prior to that, Mr. Foley served as Assistant Corporate Controller from March 2006 to June 2013, and Controller of Kroger’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.

Carin Fike

Ms. Carin L. Fike is Vice President, Treasurer of the Company. Ms. Fike was elected Vice President and Treasurer effective April 2017. Prior to that, she served as Assistant Treasurer from March 2011 to April 2017. Before that, Ms. Fike served as Director of Investor Relations from December 2003 to March 2011. Ms. Fike began her career with Kroger in 1999 as a manager in the Financial Reporting department after working with PricewaterhouseCoopers from 1995 to 1999, where most recently she was an audit manager.

Jessica Adelman

Ms. Jessica C. Adelman is the Group Vice President - Corporate Affairs of the Company. Ms. Adelman joined Kroger in November 2015 as Group Vice President of Corporate Affairs. Prior to joining Kroger, she served as senior vice president of corporate affairs for Syngenta North America, a leading agriculture company, since 2008. Prior to that, Ms. Adelman held several strategic leadership roles with other companies, including director of Cargill Government Solutions. Ms. Adelman has 20 years of experience as a public affairs executive in the food industry.

Yael Cosset

Mr. Yael Cosset serves as Group Vice President, Chief Digital Officer of the Company. Mr. Cosset was elected Group Vice President and Chief Digital Officer in January 2017 and is responsible for leading Kroger’s digital strategy, focused on building Kroger’s presence in the marketplace in digital channels, personalization and e-commerce. Before that, he served as Chief Commercial Officer and Chief Information Officer of 84.51° LLC from April 2015 to December 2016. Prior to joining Kroger, Mr. Cosset served in several leadership roles at dunnhumby USA, LLC from 2009 to 2015, including Executive Vice President of Consumer Markets and Global Chief Information Officer.

Erin Sharp

Ms. Erin S. Sharp is the Group Vice President - Manufacturing of the Company. Ms. Sharp has served as Group Vice President of Manufacturing since June 2013. She joined Kroger in 2011 as Vice President of Operations for Kroger’s Manufacturing division. Before joining Kroger, 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 30 years of experience supporting food manufacturing operations.

Ronald Sargent

Mr. Ronald L. Sargent serves as an Lead Independent Director of The Kroger Co. Mr. Sargent was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Staples, Inc., a business products retailer, where he was employed from 1989 until his retirement in January 2017. Prior to joining Staples, Mr. Sargent spent 10 years with Kroger in various positions. He is a director of Five Below, Inc. and Wells Fargo & Company. In the past five years, he served as a director of Staples, Inc. Mr. Sargent has over 35 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. His understanding of retail operations, consumer insights, and e-commerce are of particular value to the Board. Mr. Sargent has been designated an Audit Committee financial expert and serves as Lead Director of the Board.

Nora Aufreiter

Ms. Nora A. Aufreiter serves as Independent Director of The Kroger Co. Ms. Aufreiter is Director Emeritus of McKinsey & Company, a global management consulting firm. She retired in June 2014 after more than 27 years with McKinsey, most recently as a director and senior partner. During that time, she worked extensively in the U.S., Canada, and internationally with major retailers, financial institutions, and other consumer-facing companies. Before joining McKinsey, Ms. Aufreiter spent three years in financial services working in corporate finance and investment banking. She is a member of the Board of Directors of The Bank of Nova Scotia. She is also on the board of two privately held companies, The Neiman Marcus Group, and Cadillac Fairview, one of North America’s largest owners, operators and developers of commercial real estate. Ms. Aufreiter also serves on the boards of St. Michael’s Hospital and the Canadian Opera Company, and is a member of the Dean’s Advisory Board for the Ivey Business School in Ontario, Canada. Ms. Aufreiter has over 30 years of broad business experience in a variety of retail sectors. Her vast experience in leading McKinsey’s North American Retail Practice, North American Branding service line and the Consumer Digital and Omnichannel service line is of particular value to the Board. She also brings to the Board valuable insight on commercial real estate.

Anne Gates

Ms. Anne Gates serves as Independent Directorof The Kroger Co. Ms. Gates was President of MGA Entertainment, Inc., a privately-held developer, manufacturer, and marketer of toy and entertainment products for children, from 2014 until her retirement in 2017. Ms. Gates held roles of increasing responsibility with The Walt Disney Company from 1992-2012. Her roles included Executive Vice President, Managing Director, and Chief Financial Officer for Disney Consumer Products, and Senior Vice President of Operations, Planning and Analysis. Prior to joining Disney, Ms. Gates worked for PepsiCo and Bear Stearns. She is currently a director of Tapestry, Inc. and Raymond James Financial, Inc. Ms. Gates has over 25 years of experience in the retail and consumer products industry. She brings to Kroger financial expertise gained while serving as President of MGA and CFO of a division of The Walt Disney Company. Ms. Gates has a broad business background in finance, marketing, strategy and business development, including international business. Her expertise in toy and entertainment products is of particular value to the Board. Ms. Gates has been designated an Audit Committee financial expert and she serves as Chair of the Audit Committee.

Susan Kropf

Ms. Susan J. Kropf serves as an 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 and, during her tenure at Avon, Ms. Kropf also served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Avon North America and Global Business Operations from 1998 to 2000 and President, Avon U.S. from 1997 to 1998. Ms. Kropf was a member of Avon’s Board of Directors from 1998 to 2006. She is currently a director of Avon Products, Inc., Tapestry, Inc., and Sherwin Williams Company. She also serves on the board of a privately held company, New Avon, LLC. In the past five years she also served as a director of MeadWestvaco Corporation. Ms. Kropf has unique and valuable consumer insight, having led a major, publicly-traded retailer of beauty and related consumer products. She has extensive experience in manufacturing, marketing, supply chain operations, customer service, and product development, all of which assist her in her role as a member of Kroger’s Board. Ms. Kropf has a strong financial background and has significant boardroom experience through her service on the boards of various public companies, including experience serving on compensation, audit, and corporate governance committees. She was inducted into the YWCA Academy of Women Achievers. Ms. Kropf received recognition from the National Association of Corporate Directors as an NACD Directorship 100 “Class of 2016” member.

Jorge Montoya

Mr. Jorge P. Montoya serves as an Independent Director of The 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. 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 serves as an Independent Director of The Kroger Co. Mr. Moore was the Chairman of First Service Networks, a national provider of facility and maintenance repair services, until his retirement in 2015. Prior to his retirement, he was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of First Service Networks from 2000 to 2014. Mr. Moore has over 30 years of general management experience in public and private companies. He has sound experience as a corporate leader overseeing all aspects of a facilities management firm and numerous manufacturing companies. Mr. Moore’s expertise broadens the scope of the Board’s experience to provide oversight to Kroger’s facilities, digital, and manufacturing businesses. Additionally, his expertise and leadership as Chair of the Compensation and Talent Development Committee is of particular value to the Board.

James Runde

Mr. James A. Runde serves as an Independent Director of The Kroger Co. Mr. Runde is a special advisor and former Vice Chairman of Morgan Stanley, a financial services provider, where he was employed from 1974 until his retirement in 2015. 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. Mr. Runde brings to Kroger’s Board a strong financial background, having led a major financial services provider. He also has served on the compensation committee of a major corporation.

Bobby Shackouls

Mr. Bobby S. Shackouls serves as an Independent Director of The Kroger Co. Mr. Shackouls was Chairman of the Board of Burlington Resources Inc., a natural resources business, from July 1997 until its merger with ConocoPhillips in 2006 and its President and Chief Executive Officer from December 1995 until 2006. Mr. Shackouls was also 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, from 1994 to 1995. Mr. Shackouls is a director of Oasis Petroleum Inc., Quintana Energy Services, Plains GP Holdings, L.P., and Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. Plains GP Holdings, L.P. is the ultimate general partner of Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. and although the two are separate publicly traded companies, they are governed by a single board, and directors receive compensation for service on the single board. Mr. Shackouls brings to the Board the critical thinking that comes with a chemical engineering background, as well as his experience leading a major natural resources company, coupled with his corporate governance expertise.

Mark Sutton

Mr. Mark S. Sutton serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Sutton is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of International Paper, a leading global producer of renewable fiber-based packaging, pulp, and paper products. Prior to becoming CEO, he served as President and Chief Operating Officer with responsibility for running the company’s global business. Mr. Sutton joined International Paper in 1984 as an Electrical Engineer. He held roles of increasing responsibility throughout his career, including Mill Manager, Vice President of Corrugated Packaging Operations across Europe, the Middle East and Africa, Vice President of Corporate Strategic Planning, and Senior Vice President of several business units, including global supply chain, before being named CEO in 2014. Mr. Sutton is a member of The Business Council. He serves on the boards of the American Forest & Paper Association, The Business Roundtable, the International Advisory Board of the Moscow School of Management – Skolkovo. He was appointed Chairman of the U.S. – Russian Business Council and New Memphis Institute Board of Governors. He also serves on the Board for Memphis Tomorrow. Mr. Sutton has over thirty years of leadership experience with increasing levels of responsibility and leadership at International Paper. He brings to the Board the critical thinking that comes with an electrical engineering background as well as his experience leading a global company. His strong strategic planning background and supply chain experience are of particular value to the Board. Mr. Sutton has been designated an Audit Committee financial expert.

Ashok Vemuri

Mr. Ashok Vemuri is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Vemuri has served as Chief Executive Officer and a Director of Conduent Incorporated, a global digital interactions company, since the company’s inception as a result of the spin-off from Xerox Corporation in January 2017. He previously served as Chief Executive Officer of Xerox Business Services, LLC and as an Executive Vice President of Xerox Corporation from July 2017 to December 2017. Prior to that, he was President, Chief Executive Officer, and a member of the Board of Directors of IGATE Corporation, a New Jersey-based global technology and services company now part of Capgemini, from 2013 to 2015. Before joining IGATE, Mr. Vemuri spent 14 years at Infosys Limited, a multinational consulting and technology services company, in a variety of leadership and business development roles and served on the board of Infosys from 2011 to 2013. Prior to joining Infosys in 1999, Mr. Vemuri worked in the investment banking industry at Deutsche Bank and Bank of America. Mr. Vemuri brings to the Board a proven track record of leading technology services companies through growth and corporate transformations. His experience as CEO of global technology companies is of particular value to the Board as he brings a unique operational, financial, and client experience perspective.