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Tyson Foods Inc (TSN)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

John Tyson

65 2011 Executive Chairman of the Board

Noel White

60 2018 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Stewart Glendinning

53 2018 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Sally Grimes

47 2017 Group President - Prepared Foods

Doug Ramsey

49 2017 Group President - Poultry

Stephen Stouffer

58 2013 President - Fresh Meats

Mary Oleksiuk

56 2014 Chief Human Resource Officer, Executive Vice President

Scott Rouse

55 2018 Executive Vice President, Chief Customer Officer

Curt Calaway

45 2018 Senior Vice President - Finance, Treasurer

Steve Gibbs

46 2018 Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer, Controller

Noelle O'Mara

2019 Chief Marketing Officer

Gaurdie Banister

61 2014 Lead Independent Director

Jonathan Mariner

64 2019 Director

Dean Banks

45 2017 Independent Director

Mike Beebe

72 2015 Independent Director

Mikel Durham

55 2015 Independent Director

Kevin McNamara

62 2007 Independent Director

Cheryl Miller

46 2016 Independent Director

Jeffrey Schomburger

56 2016 Independent Director

Robert Thurber

71 2009 Independent Director

Barbara Tyson

69 2015 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

John Tyson

Mr. John H. Tyson serves as Executive Chairman of the Board of Tyson Foods Inc. Mr. Tyson has been a member of the Board since 1984, has served as Chairman since 1998, and served as Chief Executive Officer from 2001 until 2006. Mr. Tyson has devoted his professional career to the Company and brings extensive understanding of the Company, its operations and the protein and food processing industries to the Board. Through his leadership experience gained as a former Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Mr. Tyson provides the Board with critical insight into the Company’s business. In addition, Mr. Tyson, through his association with the TLP, has a substantial personal interest in the Company.

Noel White

Mr. Noel W. White has been appointed President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company effective September 30, 2018. Mr. White has been a member of the Board since October 2018. Prior to his appointment as President and Chief Executive Officer, he served as a Group President Fresh Meats and International and Chief Operations Officer for the Company in 2017, prior to which he served as a President, Poultry since 2013 after serving as a Senior Group Vice President, Fresh Meats since 2009. The Board believes Mr. White's more than 35 years of experience in the food industry with the Company and its predecessor companies and his successful tenure in senior leadership roles with the Company qualify him to serve on the Board.

Stewart Glendinning

Mr. Stewart T. Glendinning is appointed as Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of the company effective February 10, 2018. He has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Molson Coors International business unit of Molson Coors Brewing Company (NYSE: TAP; TSX: TPX), one of the world's largest brewers, since October 2016. Prior to his current appointment, Mr. Glendinning has served in various other roles at Molson Coors Brewing Company since 2005, including as President and Chief Executive Officer of Molson Coors Canada from January 2013 to October 2016, President and Chief Executive Officer of Molson Coors UK from June 2012 to January 2013, Chief Financial Officer for Molson Coors Brewing Company from July 2008 to June 2012, and Chief Financial Officer for Coors Brewers Limited (now known as Molson Coors UK) from 2005 to July 2008. Mr. Glendinning also served with various organizations within the U.S. Naval Reserve. Mr. Glendinning has served as a director of The North West Company Inc. (TSX: NWC) since November 2014.

Sally Grimes

Ms. Sally Grimes serves as Group President - Prepared Foods of Tyson Foods, Inc. Ms. Grimes was appointed Group President, Prepared Foods in August 2017, after serving as President, North American Retail since February 2017, Chief Global Growth Officer and President International since October 2016, President, International and Chief Global Growth Officer since August 2016, and Chief Global Growth Officer since June 2015 following her appointment as President and Global Growth Officer in 2014. Ms. Grimes previously served as Senior Vice President, Chief Innovation Officer and President, Gourmet Food Group of Hillshire Brands since 2012. Hillshire Brands was acquired by the Company in 2014.

Doug Ramsey

Mr. Doug Ramsey serves as Group President - Poultry of the company. He was appointed Group President, Poultry in August 2017, after serving as President Poultry since March 2017. Mr. Ramsey previously served as Senior Vice President Big Bird/Fowl since 2014, and Senior Vice President and GM Value since 2011. Mr. Ramsey was initially employed by the Company in 1992.

Stephen Stouffer

Mr. Stephen R. Stouffer serves as President, Fresh Meats of Tyson Foods Inc. Mr. Stouffer was appointed President, Fresh Meats in 2013, after serving as Senior Vice President, Beef Margin Management since 2012, prior to which he served as Vice President, Ground Beef, Trim and Variety Meats Sales since 2009, and Director, Ground Beef, Trim and Carcass Sales since 2006. Mr. Stouffer was initially employed by IBP, inc. in 1982.

Mary Oleksiuk

Ms. Mary Oleksiuk serves as Chief Human Resource Officer, Executive Vice President of Tyson Foods, Inc. Ms. Oleksiuk previously served as Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer for Hillshire Brands since 2012. Prior to joining Hillshire Brands, Ms. Oleksiuk served as Chief Human Resources Officer and Senior Vice President for Discover Financial Services from 2011 to 2012. From 2010 to 2011, she served as Senior Vice President, Global Human Resources with Alberto Culver Company and as Vice President, Global Human Resources with Alberto Culver Company from 2007 to 2010.

Scott Rouse

Mr. Scott Rouse serves as Executive Vice President, Chief Customer Officer of the company. He was appointed Chief Customer Officer in September 2014, after serving as Senior Vice President Customer Development since 2006. Mr. Rouse was initially employed by the Company in 2004.

Curt Calaway

Mr. Curt T. Calaway serves as Senior Vice President - Finance, Treasurer of Tyson Foods, Inc. He was appointed Senior Vice President, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer in 2012, after serving as Vice President, Audit and Compliance since 2008, prior to which he served as the Company's Senior Director of Financial Reporting. Mr. Calaway was initially employed by the Company in 2006.

Steve Gibbs

Mr. Steve Gibbs serves as Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer, Controller of the Company. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Gibbs, age 46, served as the Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer of Keurig Green Mountain, Inc., a leading personal beverage system company, from 2011 until June 2017. Prior to that role, Mr. Gibbs served as the Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer and Corporate Controller of Scientific Games Corporation, a global leader in customized end-to-end gaming solutions, from 2005 until 2011.

Noelle O'Mara

Ms. Noelle O'Mara is Chief Marketing Officer of the Company. She has more than 17 years of food marketing experience, joined Tyson Foods in April 2016 as vice president, new business models. She most recently served as general manager and senior vice president of two of the company's billion dollar brands, Jimmy Dean and Tyson. In her new position, O'Mara reports to President and CEO Noel White and is responsible for innovation and brand building across the enterprise to support the company's overall growth strategy. This includes overseeing consumer insights and analytics, research and development, innovation and marketing effectiveness.

Gaurdie Banister

Mr. Gaurdie E. Banister Jr., serves as Lead Independent Director of Tyson Foods, Inc. He is currently retired, was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Aera Energy LLC, a $5 billion oil and gas producer jointly owned by Shell and ExxonMobil, from 2007 until his retirement in 2015. Prior to joining Aera Energy, Mr. Banister held a number of management positions with Shell where he had responsibility for, among other things, strategic planning and mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Banister also serves on the board of Marathon Oil Corporation. Mr. Banister has been a member of the Board since 2011. The Board believes his more than 30 years in the oil and gas industry, which included significant involvement in international business, strategic planning and mergers and acquisitions, along with his leadership experience as CEO of one of California’s largest oil and gas producers, qualify him to serve on the Board.

Jonathan Mariner

Mr. Jonathan D. Mariner is Director of the Company. Prior to his position at Major League Baseball, Mariner was the CFO for the Florida Marlins Baseball Club, Florida Panthers Hockey Club and Dolphins Stadium. He was also previously a director for Ultimate Software, which ranked #8 on Fortune's 100 Best Companies to Work For list for 2019. Mariner is currently the founder and president of TaxDay, LLC, a private software firm that creates apps designed to help users keep track of their multi-state travel. He is also serving on an interim basis as the Interim Head of Regional Sports Networks for The Walt Disney Company pending the networks' sale. Mariner has a Bachelor of Science in accounting from the University of Virginia and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.

Dean Banks

Mr. Dean Banks serves as Independent Director of the company. Mr. Banks is a senior executive at X, an Alphabet Inc. company, where he leads the development of emerging technology projects. He has been in that role since 2016, prior to which he was a managing partner and the interim CEO at SEED Ventures since 2015. Previously, in 2014 he served as a consultant to Cleveland Clinic Innovations and as the CEO of Occelerator. Prior to those roles, at OrthoHelix (acquired by Tornier, Inc.) he was the SVP of Business Development and Strategic Marketing from 2011 to 2012 and, from 2012 through 2013 at Tornier, the Vice President of Product Excellence. Mr. Banks serves on the board of Vergent Bioscience, which develops molecular imaging probes for life science research and development. He formerly served on the board of Connective Orthopaedics and as Chairman of Stratifund, Inc, an online crowdfunding educational platform. Mr. Banks has been a member of the Board since November 2017. The Board believes that his substantial experience as a recognized leader in the innovation and technology industries, together with his expertise in corporate and business development and venture capital investment, qualify him to serve on the Board.

Mike Beebe

Gov. Mike D. Beebe serves as Independent Director of the Company. He currently serves as a member of the Governors’ Council of the Bipartisan Policy Center (“BPC”) in Washington, D.C. Prior to joining the BPC, he served as the Governor of the State of Arkansas from 2007 to 2015. Prior to the governorship, he served as the state’s Attorney General from 2003 to 2007, prior to which he served as a state senator for 20 years. Mr. Beebe also serves on the board of Home BancShares, Inc. Mr. Beebe has been a member of the Board since 2015.

Mikel Durham

Ms. Mikel A. Durham serves as Independent Director of the Company. She has served as Chief Executive Officer of American Seafoods Group, a private organization that harvests and markets a diverse array of seafood products and develops innovative new products for human and animal nutrition and cosmetic and other industrial applications, since January 2017. She previously served as the Chief Commercial Officer of CSM Bakery Solutions LLC (“CSM”), a global bakery supply manufacturer from 2014 to 2016. Prior to joining CSM, Ms. Durham held a number of management positions with PepsiCo, Inc. between 2009 and 2014, finally serving as Global Growth Officer for PepsiCo Foodservice. Ms. Durham has been a member of the Board since 2015.

Kevin McNamara

Mr. Kevin M. McNamara serves as Independent Director of Tyson Foods Inc. He Chief Executive Officer for CenseoHealth, a nationwide leader in physician in-home health assessments and is the founding principal of McNamara Family Ventures, a family investment office providing venture and growth capital to health care companies. He also served as an operating partner in Health Evolution Partners, a healthcare focused private equity firm, from April 2013 through October 2014, and in that capacity served on the board of directors of Optimal Radiology Partners. He also served as the Chairman of Agilum Healthcare Intelligence, a healthcare business intelligence company, from 2011 to 2015. He previously served as the Vice Chairman of Leon Medical Centers, a healthcare provider for Medicare patients in Miami-Dade County, Florida, from 2010 to 2011. From 2005 to 2009 he was Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of HealthSpring, Inc., a managed care company. Mr. McNamara also serves on the board of Luminex Corporation. Mr. McNamara has been a member of the Board since 2007. Mr. McNamara’s financial expertise and professional experience are critical to the Board, the Audit Committee and the Compensation and Leadership Development Committee. His experience overseeing financial reporting processes, internal accounting and financial controls, as well as managing independent auditor engagements, qualifies him as an “audit committee financial expert” within the meaning of the regulations of the SEC.

Cheryl Miller

Ms. Cheryl S. Miller serves as Independent Director of the Company. She is is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for AutoNation, Inc., a publicly-traded automotive retailer with major metropolitan franchises and e-commerce operations. She has served in this position since 2014, prior to which she served as Treasurer and Vice President of Investor Relations since 2010 in which she was responsible for all aspects of treasury, investor relations and risk management. Prior to this position, Ms. Miller served as Vice President and Treasurer for JM Family Enterprises, a diversified automotive company, and ION Media Networks. Ms. Miller has been a member of the Board since December 2016. Her experience overseeing financial reporting processes, internal accounting and financial controls, as well as managing independent auditor engagements, qualifies her as an “audit committee financial expert” within the meaning of the regulations of the SEC. The Board believes that Ms. Miller’s more than 20 years of corporate finance experience, financial statement expertise and deep understanding of public company shareholder matters qualify her to serve on the Board.

Jeffrey Schomburger

Mr. Jeffrey K. Schomburger serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Schomburger is is Global Sales Officer, Customer Business Development, for The Procter & Gamble Company (P&G). He has held numerous leadership positions with P&G since joining the company in 1984, including President of the global Walmart team from 2005 to 2015. He began his career with P&G as a sales representative and held positions of increasing responsibility in the company’s paper products business. He progressed to the company’s customer marketing organization, managing various assignments in western Europe before returning to the United States to manage P&G’s Walmart team in 2005. Mr. Schomburger has been a member of the Board since 2016. The Board believes that Mr. Schomburger’s deep understanding of the branded consumer packaged goods business and his extensive management experience qualify him to serve on the Board.

Robert Thurber

Mr. Robert C. Thurber serves as Independent Director of Tyson Foods, Inc. He currently retired, served as Vice President of purchasing for Sysco Corporation, which markets and distributes food products to restaurants, healthcare and educational facilities, hotels and inns, and other foodservice and hospitality businesses from 1987 to 2007. Mr. Thurber served as director of Capstone Bancshares, Inc. until April 2015. Mr. Thurber has been a member of the Board since 2009. Mr. Thurber’s experience at a leading marketer and distributor of food products to the foodservice industry is particularly relevant given the Company’s position as a leading supplier of high quality protein and other food products to the foodservice industry. The Board benefits greatly from Mr. Thurber’s extensive understanding of the foodservice industry, which provides him the insight necessary to address the challenges, opportunities and operations of the Company’s complex business operations. The Board believes these attributes qualify him to serve on the Board.

Barbara Tyson

Ms. Barbara A. Tyson serves as Independent Director of Tyson Foods Inc. She served as Vice President of the Company until 2002, when she retired and became a consultant to the Company. She ceased serving as a consultant in 2011. Ms. Tyson has been a member of the Board since 1988. Through her years of experience as both an officer and director of the Company, Ms. Tyson developed an understanding of the Company and its operations, which allows her to assist the Board in its development of the Company’s long-term strategy. Ms. Tyson, as the sole income beneficiary of the BT 2015 Fund, also has a substantial personal interest in the Company. The Board believes that Ms. Tyson’s management experience, understanding of the Company and personal interest in the Company’s success qualify her to serve on the Board.