Board of Directors
Janice L. FieldsMs. Fields served as President of McDonald’s USA, LLC, a subsidiary of McDonald’s Corporation, a fast food chain operator and franchiser, from January 2010 until her retirement in November 2012. Ms. Fields’s career at McDonald’s spanned more than 35 years. Ms. Fields held numerous other roles at McDonald’s, having started her career as a crew member. Prior to serving as President, she held several executive positions within McDonald’s USA, including U.S. Division President for the Central Division from 2003 through 2006 and Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer from 2006 through January 2010.She has served on the Monsanto Corporation board of directors since 2008, chair of Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility Committee since 2015; Chico’s FAS board of directors since 2013, chair of Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee since 2014; and, Ronald McDonald House Charities Global Brand, a nonprofit organization supporting children’s health, board of directors since 2012. Ms. Fields was appointed to be our Board chairperson in August 2017.Chairman of the Board
Scott O. BergrenMr. Bergren served as the Chief Executive Officer of both Pizza Hut (Global) since December 2013 and Yum! Innovation since February 2011, until his retirement in December 2014. Prior to his Pizza Hut (Global) position, Mr. Bergren served as the Chief Executive Officer of Pizza Hut U.S. from 2011 to 2013.He served as the Chief Executive Officer and President of Chevys Inc., a full-service Mexican casual dining concept, from 1995 to March 2002, first as part of PepsiCo Restaurants International, and then as part of a management-led buyout of the company.Prior to 1995, he built and operated Pizza Hut and Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurants in Mexico and Central America working for Tricon Global Restaurants, Inc.’s International Division. He currently serves as a Director of Wawa, a privately held convenience store chain, and La Quinta Holdings.
Cindy L. Davis
Cynthia L. Davis served as an executive at Nike for 10 years, most recently as Vice President of Nike Inc. and President of Nike Golf from 2008 to December, 2014. She also has been a member of the Board of Directors for Kennametal Inc. since December 2012, where she serves on the Audit and Governance Committees. In her role with Nike she led the $800 million global golf business, including all product, marketing, sports marketing, sales, operations, finance, legal, and human resources responsibilities. Davis drove innovative profitable growth and a team of elite athletes headlined by two of the most iconic golf athletes. To that end, in 2013, she was recognized as one of Sports Illustrated's "50 Most Powerful People in Sports." Prior to joining Nike in 2005, Davis was the Senior Vice President of Golf Sponsorships, Sports Marketing and New Media for the Golf Channel. Leading up to that, she was the President and CEO of The Arnold Palmer Golf Company after serving as Vice President of the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA). Davis is a former chairperson of the National Golf Foundation (NGF) and has served on the Golf 20/20 Executive Committee.
Through her business background, Ms. Davis brings to the Board significant global business leadership skills. She has experience in strategic planning, innovation and consumer initiatives, go-to-market profitable growth plans, and expertise in the sports industry. She also brings corporate governance experience to the Board, through her experience with other public companies. Ms. Davis chairs our Compensation Committee and sits on our Governance Committee.
Andre J. Fernandez
Andre J. Fernandez is the President and Chief Executive Officer of CBS RADIO. In this role, Mr. Fernandez is responsible for the overall direction and management of the company, which includes 117 over-the-air radio stations in 26 major markets. Prior to joining CBS RADIO in April 2015, Mr. Fernandez served as the President and Chief Operating Officer of Journal Communications, Inc.
Previously, Mr. Fernandez served in a number of leadership roles of increasing responsibility at the General Electric Company, including Chief Financial Officer of Telemundo Communications; Chief Financial Officer and Controller of GE Latin America; Chief Financial Officer of GE Digital Energy; Assistant Treasurer of GE Corporate Treasury; and Chief Financial Officer of GE Capital Information Technology Solutions (ITS) Brazil.
Additionally, Mr. Fernandez has been named to Billboard’s “Power 100 list” which recognizes the most influential executives in the music industry and was ranked the second most powerful person in radio on Radio Ink’s “40 Most Powerful People in Radio” list. He currently serves on the Board at Froedtert Health a $2 billion academic healthcare system based in Wisconsin. He also serves on the Board of the National Association of Broadcasters. Mr. Fernandez chairs our Governance Committee and sits on our Audit Committee.
Harry A. Lawton
Harry (Hal) A. Lawton is the President of Macy’s, Inc. At Macy’s, Mr. Lawton’s responsibilities include all aspects of the Macy’s brand, including merchandising, marketing, stores, operations, technology and consumer insights and analytics. Before joining Macy’s in September 2017, Mr. Lawton held a number of leadership positions at both eBay, as its Senior Vice President of North America, and Home Depot, Inc., including Senior Vice President of Merchandising of Hardlines and Senior Vice President and President of the Company’s online business.
Mr. Lawton brings to the Board extensive experience in strategy development, consumer technologies, retail sales and global operations. Mr. Lawton sits on our Compensation Committee.
Richard T. McGuire III
Mr. McGuire is the Founder and Managing Partner of Marcato Capital Management. Marcato manages a select number of passive and activist investments across all industries with a primary focus on opportunities in middle-market public equities. Prior to forming Marcato, Mr. McGuire was with Pershing Square Capital Management. Mr. McGuire has spent his entire career in private and public equity investing and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Princeton University.
Jerry R. Rose
Jerry R. Rose served as Corporate Vice President of Cargill, Inc. from 2004 to September 2012. Mr. Rose began his career at Cargill as a Financial Management Trainee and, during his 40-year tenure there, had multiple roles in the Accounting and Finance departments and gained extensive restaurant and supply chain expertise. Mr. Rose spent almost one half of his career working with a large number of restaurant chains, many of which were multi-national. Mr. Rose’s responsibilities included approving major dedicated supply chain operations and major innovation models, all of which required a significant understanding of each chain’s strategy. He drove the strategy for Cargill’s international investment activities and acquisitions, He played a major role in developing Cargill’s international investment activities, as well as serving as chair of the Cargill Business Excellence Committee, which focused on developing high-performance businesses in Cargill worldwide. Mr. Rose was assigned to Sunny Fresh Foods, where he worked for 12 years, rising to President in 1995. Under Rose’s leadership, Sunny Fresh Foods became the first food company to receive the Malcolm Baldrige Quality Award in 1999. He was a member of the Corporate Center and a platform leader for the Cargill Animal Nutrition, Animal Protein & Salt Platform and the Cargill BioFuels, BioIndustrial & Emerging Business Platform. He is a past member of the North Dakota and Arkansas State Societies of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Mr. Rose is a financial expert who brings to our board experience in strategic planning, acquisitions and capital allocation. He has senior management experience in a large global organization and is an important resource to the company as it expands both domestically and internationally. He brings expertise in food production and processing, food manufacturing, financial markets, transportation and animal nutrition. Mr. Rose is also Chairman of Board of Daybreak Foods, a privately held large egg production company operating in the United States. Mr. Rose is a past member of our Governance Committee and served as our Board chairperson from January – August 2017. Mr. Rose currently sits on our Audit Committee.
Sam B. RovitMr. Rovit is President and Chief Executive Officer of CTI Foods, a food service manufacturer. Prior to joining CTI in 2015, Mr. Rovit was an Executive Vice President at Kraft Foods for four years during which he was variously responsible for corporate strategy, M&A, IT, Planters Nuts, and the Refrigerated Meals Business Unit, which included Oscar Mayer and Lunchables.Mr. Rovit's experience also includes two years as President and CEO of Swift & Company, and 18 years as a senior partner at Bain & Company where he was responsible for the global M&A practice. At Bain, Mr. Rovit specialized in food, as well as distributed businesses such as retail, restaurants, and distributors/wholesalers.Mr. Rovit is a Director of PSSI and a member of the Executive Committee of the North American Meat Institute (NAMI). He is a graduate of Harvard Business School, the Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy, and Duke University.
Harmit J. Singh
Harmit J. Singh is the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Levi Strauss & Co. In this role, he is responsible for managing the company’s finance, corporate development and strategy, information technology, strategic sourcing and global business services functions globally. Prior to joining Levi Strauss & Co. in January 2013, Mr. Singh served as Chief Financial Officer of Hyatt Hotels Corporation. Before Hyatt Hotels Corporation, Mr. Singh held various global leadership roles at Yum! Brands including Chief Financial Officer of Pizza Hut and Chief Financial Officer Yum International. Mr. Singh is a Chartered Accountant from India and he is also a member of the CNBC Global CFO Council and Wall Street Journal CFO Network.
Mr. Singh brings to the Board broad financial knowledge, restaurant and franchise experience, global growth strategy and real estate and development experience. Mr. Singh chairs our Audit Committee.