Sally Grimes has served as a member of our board of directors since May 2021. Ms. Grimes currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer, North America, and a member of the Executive Committee, for Diageo PLC (LSE: DGE and NYSE: DEO), a global leader in beverage alcohol with a collection of brands across spirits and beer categories. Ms. Grimes served as Chief Executive Officer of Clif Bar & Company from May 2020 to March 2023, when Clif Bar was acquired by Mondelez International (NYSE: MDLZ). Prior to joining Clif Bar, Ms. Grimes served in a number of executive roles at Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE: TSN), including Group President of Prepared Foods for Tyson Foods from August 2017 to January 2020, President of Retail from January 2017 to August 2017 and Chief Global Growth Officer & President, International from August 2014 to January 2017. Ms. Grimes joined Tyson Foods through the acquisition of The Hillshire Brands Company, where she served as Chief Innovation Officer & President, Gourmet Foods Group from July 2012 to August 2014. Prior to joining Hillshire, Ms. Grimes served as Global Vice President of Marketing for Sharpie at Newell Rubbermaid from June 2007 to July 2012. Ms. Grimes spent a decade in brand management at Kraft Foods from July 1997 to June 2007.
Ms. Grimes has been recognized by leading business publications including being named one of Fortune’s Most Powerful Women to Watch in 2019 and one of Fast Company’s Most Creative People in Business in 2012. She was also recognized by Crain’s Business as one of The Most Powerful Women in Chicago Business in 2019, and by San Francisco Business Times as one of The Most Influential Women in Bay Area Business in 2022. Ms. Grimes has served on the board of directors of Continental Grain Company since November 2022 and the board of directors of the Midtown Educational Foundation since June 2016. She served on the board of directors of Silver Oak Winery from November 2022 to October 2023, the board of the Economic Club of Chicago from June 2019 to May 2022 and the board of Numerator, a Vista Private Equity portfolio company, from October 2019 to October 2020. Ms. Grimes holds a BS degree in Finance from Valparaiso University and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. We believe that Ms. Grimes is qualified to serve on our board of directors due to her extensive experience in the food industry and her significant leadership experience.