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Board of Directors

  • Douglas H. Brooks

    Douglas H. Brooks has been a director since 2013. He is retired. Until his retirement in 2013, he had held various positions with Brinker International, including serving as Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Brinker International from January 2013 until December 2013; Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Brinker from 2004 until January 2013, and President and Chief Operating Officer from 1999 to 2004. He served on the Brinker board of directors from 1999 through 2013. Mr. Brooks is also a director of Southwest Airlines and Club Corp.
    Financial Expert
    Independent Director
  • Linda A. Goodspeed

    Linda A. Goodspeed has been a director since 2013. She is currently the Chief Operating Officer and a Managing Partner at WealthStrategies Financial Advisors, positions she has held since 2007. She had served as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer of ServiceMaster from 2011 to 2014. From 2008 to September 2011, Ms. Goodspeed served as Vice President, Information Systems and Chief Information Officer for Nissan North America, Inc., a subsidiary of Nissan Motor Company, a global manufacturer of vehicles. From 2001 to 2008, Ms. Goodspeed served as Executive Vice President at Lennox International, Inc., a global manufacturer of air conditioning, heating and commercial refrigeration equipment. She is also a director of Columbus McKinnon Corp. and American Electric Power Co., Inc.
    Financial Expert
    Independent Director
  • Earl G. Graves Jr.

    Lead Director, Nominating Committee Chairman
    Earl G. Graves, Jr. has been a director since 2002 and was elected Lead Director in January 2009. He has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of Earl G. Graves Publishing Company, publisher of Black Enterprise Magazine, since January 2006, and was President and Chief Operating Officer from 1998 to 2006. Mr. Graves has been employed by the same company in various capacities since 1988.
    Independent Director
    Lead Director
  • Enderson Guimaraes

    Enderson Guimaraes has been a director since 2012. He has been the President and Chief Operating Officer for Laureate Education, Inc. since September 2015. He was Executive Vice President, Global Categories and Operations of PepsiCo, Inc. from January 2015 through July 2015. He served as Chief Executive Officer of PepsiCo Europe and Sub-Sahara Africa from September 2012 through January 2015. He was also President of PepsiCo Global Operations from October 2011 to September 2012. Mr. Guimaraes previously had served as Executive Vice President of Electrolux and Chief Executive Officer of its major appliances business in Europe, Africa and the Middle East from 2008 to 2011. Prior to this, Mr. Guimaraes spent 10 years at Philips Electronics, first as a regional marketing executive in Brazil and ultimately as Senior Vice President and head of Global Marketing Management and general manager of the WidiWall LED display business. He also served as CEO of Philips’ Lifestyle Incubator group, an innovation engine which created new businesses and developed them over several years. Earlier, Mr. Guimaraes worked in various marketing positions at Danone and Johnson & Johnson.
    Independent Director
  • J.R. Hyde III

    J. R. Hyde, III has been a director since 1986 and was non-executive Chairman of the Board from 2005 until June 2007. He has been the President of Pittco Holdings, Inc., an investment company, since 1988. Mr. Hyde has been a director of GTx, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, since 2000 and has been the Lead Director since 2015. Mr. Hyde served as Chairman of the Board of GTx, Inc. from 2000 to 2015. Mr. Hyde, AutoZone’s founder, was AutoZone’s Chairman from 1986 to 1997 and its Chief Executive Officer from 1986 to 1996. He was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Malone & Hyde, AutoZone’s former parent company, until 1988. Mr. Hyde was a director of FedEx Corporation from 1977 to September 2011.
    Independent Director
    • D. Bryan Jordan

      D. Bryan Jordan has been a director since 2013. Mr. Jordan is Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of First Horizon National Corporation and its principal subsidiary, First Tennessee Bank National Association. He previously served as First Horizon’s Chief Financial Officer and has more than 20 years of financial services industry experience. Before joining First Horizon, Mr. Jordan was Chief Financial Officer at Regions Financial Corporation. His experience also includes positions at Wachovia (formerly First Union Corp.) and KPMG.
      Financial Expert
      Independent Director
    • Gale V. King

      Gale V. King has been a director since 2018. She has been the Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer for Nationwide Insurance Company since 2012, and served as the Executive Vice President – Chief Human Resources Officer from 2009 to 2012. She currently serves as a board trustee and Chair for the University of Florida Foundation, Vice Chair for the National Urban League, and board trustee for the Executive Leadership Council and Columbus Museum of Art.

      Independent Director
    • W. Andrew McKenna

      Audit Committee Chairman
      W. Andrew McKenna has been a director since 2000 and served as Lead Director from June 2007 through January 2009. He is retired. Until his retirement in 1999, he had held various positions with The Home Depot, Inc., including Senior Vice President–Strategic Business Development from 1997 to 1999; President, Midwest Division from 1994 to 1997; and Senior Vice President–Corporate Information Systems from 1990 to 1994. He was also President of SciQuest.com, Inc. in 2000. Mr. McKenna was a director of Danka Business Systems PLC from 2002 to 2008, serving as Chairman of the Board from March 2005 to March 2006. Mr. McKenna is also a director and Chairman of the Governance Committee of Bally Technologies, a provider of gaming devices and systems.
      Financial Expert
      Independent Director
    • George R. Mrkonic, Jr.

      Compensation Committee Chairman
      George R. Mrkonic, Jr. has been a director since 2006. He has been the Non-Executive Chairman of Paperchase Products Limited, London, UK, a retailer of cards, stationery, wraps and gifts in the UK, Europe and the Middle East, since 2005, and has been a director since 1999. Previously, he was President of Borders Group, Inc. from 1994 to 1997 and Vice Chairman of Borders Group, Inc. from 1994 to 2002. He is also a director of Brinker International, Inc., Syntel, Inc. and Pacific Sunwear of California, Inc. Mr. Mrkonic was a director of Nashua Corporation from 2000 to 2009 and Guitar Center, Inc. from 2002 to 2007.
      Financial Expert
      Independent Director
    • Luis P. Nieto

      Luis P. Nieto has been a director since 2008. He is president of Nieto Advisory LLC which provides advisory services to small consumer food companies. He was president of the Consumer Foods Group of ConAgra Foods Inc., one of the largest packaged foods companies in North America, from 2008 until his retirement in June 2009. Previously, he was president of ConAgra Refrigerated Foods from 2006 to 2008 and ConAgra Meats from 2005 to 2006. Prior to joining ConAgra, Mr. Nieto was President and Chief Executive Officer of the Federated Group, a leading private label supplier to the retail grocery and foodservice industries from 2002 to 2005. From 2000 to 2002, he served as President of the National Refrigerated Products Group of Dean Foods Company. He held other positions at Dean Foods Group from 1998 to 2000. Prior to joining Dean Foods, Mr. Nieto held positions in brand management and strategic planning with Mission Foods, Kraft Foods and the Quaker Oats Company. Mr. Nieto is also a director of Ryder System, Inc.
      Financial Expert
      Independent Director
    • William C. Rhodes, III

      Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer
      William C. Rhodes, III was elected Chairman in June 2007. He has been President, Chief Executive Officer, and a director since 2005. Prior to his appointment as President and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Rhodes was Executive Vice President–Store Operations and Commercial. Prior to fiscal 2005, he had been Senior Vice President–Supply Chain and Information Technology since fiscal 2002, and prior thereto had been Senior Vice President–Supply Chain since 2001. Prior to that time, he served in various capacities within the Company since 1994. Prior to 1994, Mr. Rhodes was a manager with Ernst & Young LLP. Mr. Rhodes is a member of the Board of Directors of Dollar General Corporation.
      Financial Expert
      • Jill A. Soltau

        Jill A. Soltau has been a director since 2018. She has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of JOANN Stores, the nation’s largest craft and fabric retailer, since February 2015. Prior to joining JOANN, Jill served as President of Shopko Stores and has held senior level positions in national and regional retailers, including Kohl's and former Saks Inc. subsidiaries.

        Independent Director
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