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Audit Committee Position

Robert Shearer

Robert Shearer is Lead Independent Director. He previously served as Chair of Kontoor Brands from the company’s inception in 2019 to August 2021. Shearer brings extensive management expertise to the Board of Directors, including a range of leadership experience at VF Corporation. From 2005 to 2015, Shearer served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of VF Corporation, and from 1986 to 2005, served in various other roles of increasing responsibility at VF Corporation, including Vice President-Finance and Chief Financial Officer and Vice President-Controller. For two years, he was President of VF's Outdoor Coalition, which was formed with the acquisition of The North Face® brand. Prior to joining VF Corporation, Shearer was a Senior Audit Manager for Ernst and Young.

Since 2008, Shearer has served on the board of directors of Church & Dwight Co, Inc., a household products manufacturer, where he currently chairs the audit committee. He previously served on the board of directors of The Fresh Market, Inc., a specialty grocery chain.

Shearer holds a B.S. in Accounting from Catawba College.

Chair

Shelley Stewart, Jr.

Shelley Stewart was previously the Chief Procurement Officer and held responsibility for real estate and facility services at E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co. from 2012 until his retirement in 2018. Prior to joining DuPont, Stewart held leadership positions in supply chain and procurement at Tyco International, Invensys PLC, Raytheon Company and United Technologies Corporation. 

Stewart currently serves on the Board of Otis Worldwide where he is also on the Audit Committee and Nomination and Governance Committee. He is chairman of the Billion Dollar Roundtable Inc., a top-level advocacy organization that promotes corporate supplier diversity. Stewart is on the Board of Trustees for Howard University as well as chairing the board of visitors for the school of business. Stewart is also on the board of governors for the University of New Haven. He previously served on the board of directors for Cleco Corporation. 

Stewart holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Criminal Justice from Northeastern University and received a Master of Business Administration from the University of New Haven.

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Mark Schiller

Mark Schiller has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of The Hain Celestial Group, Inc., since November 2018 and as a member of the company’s Board of Directors since December 2019.

Prior to joining The Hain Celestial Group, Schiller spent eight years with Pinnacle Foods, Inc., serving most recently as Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer, leading the grocery and frozen segments and key commercial functions. During his tenure with Pinnacle Foods, Schiller progressed through roles of increasing responsibility across the company’s Retail, Birds Eye Frozen and Duncan Hines Grocery divisions. Before joining Pinnacle Foods, he spent eight years at PepsiCo, Inc., in several leadership roles, including Senior Vice President of Frito Lay New Ventures, President of Quaker Foods and Snacks North America, and Senior Vice President and General Manager of Frito Lay Convenience Foods Division. He also held senior roles with Tutor Time Learning Systems, Inc., Valley Recreation Products, Inc., and the Quaker Oats Company.

Schiller received a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Tulane University and a Master of Business Administration from Columbia University.

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Talent and Compensation Committee Position

Kathleen Barclay

Kathleen Barclay was previously Chief Human Resources Officer and Senior Vice President of The Kroger Co., a $110B grocery retail company, from 2010 until her retirement in late 2015. Prior to joining The Kroger Co., Barclay served in several leadership roles at General Motors Corporation, including Senior Vice President of Global Human Resources. She also currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors for Five Below.

Barclay earned a bachelor's degree in Business from Michigan State University and a Master of Business Administration from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She is a three-time recipient of Automotive News' 100 Leading Women, a recipient of the MSU Distinguished Alumni award, and has been named to Human Resource Executive magazine's HR Honor Roll. In 2013, Katy was the recipient of the YWCA's Career Woman of Achievement Award.

Chair

Juliana Chugg

Juliana Chugg has served on the Board of Directors since the company’s inception in 2019. Prior to joining the Board of Directors for Kontoor Brands, Inc., Chugg has served on the Board of Directors for VF Corporation for nearly 10 years. Chugg was previously the Global Core Brands Officer of Mattel, Inc., a worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of toys and family products. She also spent nearly 20 years at General Mills, Inc. in a series of leadership roles. Chugg brings extensive board experience, having also served as a director of H.B. Fuller Company and Promina Group Ltd. Chugg currently serves on the board of Caesars Entertainment Corporation.

Chugg graduated from the University of South Australia with a bachelor’s degree in Business.

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Robert Lynch

Robert Lynch is President and Chief Executive Officer of Papa John’s International, Inc. He was appointed to this role in August 2019. Lynch has more than two decades of experience in the quick-service restaurant and consumer packaged goods industries, along with a strong track record of guiding organizations through strategic transformations.

Prior to joining Papa John’s, Lynch served as President of Arby’s Restaurant Group since 2017 and as Brand President and Chief Marketing Officer from 2013 to 2017. Prior to Arby’s, he served as Vice President of Marketing at Taco Bell. Previous leadership experience includes senior roles at HJ Heinz Company and Procter Gamble.

Lynch received a bachelor’s degree in economics and political science and a M.B.A. from the University of Rochester.

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Nominating and Governance Committee Position

Juliana Chugg

Juliana Chugg has served on the Board of Directors since the company’s inception in 2019. Prior to joining the Board of Directors for Kontoor Brands, Inc., Chugg has served on the Board of Directors for VF Corporation for nearly 10 years. Chugg was previously the Global Core Brands Officer of Mattel, Inc., a worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of toys and family products. She also spent nearly 20 years at General Mills, Inc. in a series of leadership roles. Chugg brings extensive board experience, having also served as a director of H.B. Fuller Company and Promina Group Ltd. Chugg currently serves on the board of Caesars Entertainment Corporation.

Chugg graduated from the University of South Australia with a bachelor’s degree in Business.

Chair

Kathleen Barclay

Kathleen Barclay was previously Chief Human Resources Officer and Senior Vice President of The Kroger Co., a $110B grocery retail company, from 2010 until her retirement in late 2015. Prior to joining The Kroger Co., Barclay served in several leadership roles at General Motors Corporation, including Senior Vice President of Global Human Resources. She also currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors for Five Below.

Barclay earned a bachelor's degree in Business from Michigan State University and a Master of Business Administration from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She is a three-time recipient of Automotive News' 100 Leading Women, a recipient of the MSU Distinguished Alumni award, and has been named to Human Resource Executive magazine's HR Honor Roll. In 2013, Katy was the recipient of the YWCA's Career Woman of Achievement Award.

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Shelley Stewart, Jr.

Shelley Stewart was previously the Chief Procurement Officer and held responsibility for real estate and facility services at E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co. from 2012 until his retirement in 2018. Prior to joining DuPont, Stewart held leadership positions in supply chain and procurement at Tyco International, Invensys PLC, Raytheon Company and United Technologies Corporation. 

Stewart currently serves on the Board of Otis Worldwide where he is also on the Audit Committee and Nomination and Governance Committee. He is chairman of the Billion Dollar Roundtable Inc., a top-level advocacy organization that promotes corporate supplier diversity. Stewart is on the Board of Trustees for Howard University as well as chairing the board of visitors for the school of business. Stewart is also on the board of governors for the University of New Haven. He previously served on the board of directors for Cleco Corporation. 

Stewart holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Criminal Justice from Northeastern University and received a Master of Business Administration from the University of New Haven.

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Robert Shearer

Robert Shearer is Lead Independent Director. He previously served as Chair of Kontoor Brands from the company’s inception in 2019 to August 2021. Shearer brings extensive management expertise to the Board of Directors, including a range of leadership experience at VF Corporation. From 2005 to 2015, Shearer served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of VF Corporation, and from 1986 to 2005, served in various other roles of increasing responsibility at VF Corporation, including Vice President-Finance and Chief Financial Officer and Vice President-Controller. For two years, he was President of VF's Outdoor Coalition, which was formed with the acquisition of The North Face® brand. Prior to joining VF Corporation, Shearer was a Senior Audit Manager for Ernst and Young.

Since 2008, Shearer has served on the board of directors of Church & Dwight Co, Inc., a household products manufacturer, where he currently chairs the audit committee. He previously served on the board of directors of The Fresh Market, Inc., a specialty grocery chain.

Shearer holds a B.S. in Accounting from Catawba College.

Shelley Stewart, Jr.

Shelley Stewart was previously the Chief Procurement Officer and held responsibility for real estate and facility services at E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co. from 2012 until his retirement in 2018. Prior to joining DuPont, Stewart held leadership positions in supply chain and procurement at Tyco International, Invensys PLC, Raytheon Company and United Technologies Corporation. 

Stewart currently serves on the Board of Otis Worldwide where he is also on the Audit Committee and Nomination and Governance Committee. He is chairman of the Billion Dollar Roundtable Inc., a top-level advocacy organization that promotes corporate supplier diversity. Stewart is on the Board of Trustees for Howard University as well as chairing the board of visitors for the school of business. Stewart is also on the board of governors for the University of New Haven. He previously served on the board of directors for Cleco Corporation. 

Stewart holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Criminal Justice from Northeastern University and received a Master of Business Administration from the University of New Haven.

Mark Schiller

Mark Schiller has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of The Hain Celestial Group, Inc., since November 2018 and as a member of the company’s Board of Directors since December 2019.

Prior to joining The Hain Celestial Group, Schiller spent eight years with Pinnacle Foods, Inc., serving most recently as Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer, leading the grocery and frozen segments and key commercial functions. During his tenure with Pinnacle Foods, Schiller progressed through roles of increasing responsibility across the company’s Retail, Birds Eye Frozen and Duncan Hines Grocery divisions. Before joining Pinnacle Foods, he spent eight years at PepsiCo, Inc., in several leadership roles, including Senior Vice President of Frito Lay New Ventures, President of Quaker Foods and Snacks North America, and Senior Vice President and General Manager of Frito Lay Convenience Foods Division. He also held senior roles with Tutor Time Learning Systems, Inc., Valley Recreation Products, Inc., and the Quaker Oats Company.

Schiller received a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Tulane University and a Master of Business Administration from Columbia University.

Kathleen Barclay

Kathleen Barclay was previously Chief Human Resources Officer and Senior Vice President of The Kroger Co., a $110B grocery retail company, from 2010 until her retirement in late 2015. Prior to joining The Kroger Co., Barclay served in several leadership roles at General Motors Corporation, including Senior Vice President of Global Human Resources. She also currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors for Five Below.

Barclay earned a bachelor's degree in Business from Michigan State University and a Master of Business Administration from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She is a three-time recipient of Automotive News' 100 Leading Women, a recipient of the MSU Distinguished Alumni award, and has been named to Human Resource Executive magazine's HR Honor Roll. In 2013, Katy was the recipient of the YWCA's Career Woman of Achievement Award.

Juliana Chugg

Juliana Chugg has served on the Board of Directors since the company’s inception in 2019. Prior to joining the Board of Directors for Kontoor Brands, Inc., Chugg has served on the Board of Directors for VF Corporation for nearly 10 years. Chugg was previously the Global Core Brands Officer of Mattel, Inc., a worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of toys and family products. She also spent nearly 20 years at General Mills, Inc. in a series of leadership roles. Chugg brings extensive board experience, having also served as a director of H.B. Fuller Company and Promina Group Ltd. Chugg currently serves on the board of Caesars Entertainment Corporation.

Chugg graduated from the University of South Australia with a bachelor’s degree in Business.

Robert Lynch

Robert Lynch is President and Chief Executive Officer of Papa John’s International, Inc. He was appointed to this role in August 2019. Lynch has more than two decades of experience in the quick-service restaurant and consumer packaged goods industries, along with a strong track record of guiding organizations through strategic transformations.

Prior to joining Papa John’s, Lynch served as President of Arby’s Restaurant Group since 2017 and as Brand President and Chief Marketing Officer from 2013 to 2017. Prior to Arby’s, he served as Vice President of Marketing at Taco Bell. Previous leadership experience includes senior roles at HJ Heinz Company and Procter Gamble.

Lynch received a bachelor’s degree in economics and political science and a M.B.A. from the University of Rochester.

Juliana Chugg

Juliana Chugg has served on the Board of Directors since the company’s inception in 2019. Prior to joining the Board of Directors for Kontoor Brands, Inc., Chugg has served on the Board of Directors for VF Corporation for nearly 10 years. Chugg was previously the Global Core Brands Officer of Mattel, Inc., a worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of toys and family products. She also spent nearly 20 years at General Mills, Inc. in a series of leadership roles. Chugg brings extensive board experience, having also served as a director of H.B. Fuller Company and Promina Group Ltd. Chugg currently serves on the board of Caesars Entertainment Corporation.

Chugg graduated from the University of South Australia with a bachelor’s degree in Business.

Kathleen Barclay

Kathleen Barclay was previously Chief Human Resources Officer and Senior Vice President of The Kroger Co., a $110B grocery retail company, from 2010 until her retirement in late 2015. Prior to joining The Kroger Co., Barclay served in several leadership roles at General Motors Corporation, including Senior Vice President of Global Human Resources. She also currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors for Five Below.

Barclay earned a bachelor's degree in Business from Michigan State University and a Master of Business Administration from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She is a three-time recipient of Automotive News' 100 Leading Women, a recipient of the MSU Distinguished Alumni award, and has been named to Human Resource Executive magazine's HR Honor Roll. In 2013, Katy was the recipient of the YWCA's Career Woman of Achievement Award.

Shelley Stewart, Jr.

Shelley Stewart was previously the Chief Procurement Officer and held responsibility for real estate and facility services at E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co. from 2012 until his retirement in 2018. Prior to joining DuPont, Stewart held leadership positions in supply chain and procurement at Tyco International, Invensys PLC, Raytheon Company and United Technologies Corporation. 

Stewart currently serves on the Board of Otis Worldwide where he is also on the Audit Committee and Nomination and Governance Committee. He is chairman of the Billion Dollar Roundtable Inc., a top-level advocacy organization that promotes corporate supplier diversity. Stewart is on the Board of Trustees for Howard University as well as chairing the board of visitors for the school of business. Stewart is also on the board of governors for the University of New Haven. He previously served on the board of directors for Cleco Corporation. 

Stewart holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Criminal Justice from Northeastern University and received a Master of Business Administration from the University of New Haven.