Eric Wiseman

Chairman of the Board

Mr. Eric Wiseman is Executive Chairman of VF Corporation, a global leader in branded lifestyle apparel, footwear and accessories with more than $12 billion in revenues. Mr. Wiseman served as Chief Executive Officer of VF from 2008 through 2016.

Mr. Wiseman has 35 years of experience in the apparel industry. His career with VF began in 1995 when he joined the company as Executive Vice President of the JanSport® brand. He then held a progression of leadership roles, including Chairman of VF's Sportswear and Outdoor coalitions and Executive Vice President, Global Brands. He was named President and Chief Operating Officer in 2006, and elected to VF's board of directors that same year. Mr. Wiseman was named CEO in January 2008 and Chairman of the Board in August 2008. 

Mr. Wiseman also serves on the board of directors of Lowe's Companies Inc., CIGNA Corporation and the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA), as well as the Board of Visitors of Wake Forest University School of Business. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business and an MBA from Wake Forest University.

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Executive Chair
Finance Member

Steve Rendle

President, Chief Executive Officer & Director

Steve Rendle is President & Chief Executive Officer of VF Corporation. He has more than 30 years of experience in the specialty outdoor and action sports industry, 16 of which have been with VF. He is a member of VF’s Board of Directors.

Before his appointment to CEO in January 2017, Rendle was President & Chief Operating Officer, overseeing all of VF's business coalitions worldwide: Outdoor & Action Sports, Jeanswear, Imagewear and Sportswear. He was also responsible for VF's global Supply Chain and Direct-to-Consumer platforms.

Prior to becoming President & COO, he was Senior Vice President, Americas, with responsibility for driving the strategies to support VF's continued growth in its Americas-based businesses. Previously, Rendle spent three years as Vice President, VF Corporation and Group President, Outdoor & Action Sports Americas, leading VF's Outdoor and Action Sports Americas businesses in North and South America.

Rendle also served as President of VF's Outdoor Americas coalition, where he oversaw The North Face®, JanSport®, Eagle Creek® and lucy® brands, as well as business development for the coalition. From 2004 to 2011, he served as President of The North Face®.

Rendle began his VF career with The North Face® in 1999 and shortly afterward was promoted to Vice President of Sales, where he worked to reshape the business' sales organization, product and marketing strategies, and go-to-market model. Before joining The North Face®, Rendle held leading sales management roles at Youngone Corporation and at W.L. Gore and Associates.

Rendle serves on the Board of Directors of Advanced Functional Fabrics of America, Inc. (AFFOA), an organization working to enable a manufacturing-based approach to transforming traditional fibers, yarns, and fabrics into highly sophisticated, integrated, and networked devices and systems. He is a founding board member of the Outdoor Industry's Outdoor Foundation. He has also served in an advisory capacity to Bainbridge Graduate Institute and provided insight into its creation of an M.B.A. program concentration focused on sustainability. Rendle was honored with The Mountain Institute's annual Exemplary Corporate Stewardship of Mountains award in 2007.

He earned a B.S. degree in Kinesiology from the University of Washington.

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Finance Member

Richard T. Carucci

Mr. Richard Carucci has served on the Board of Directors since 2009. Mr. Carucci brings extensive knowledge from his more than 20 years of experience in international finance and general management. He previously served as President of Yum! Brands, Inc. (previously named Tricon Global Restaurants) from 2012 until his retirement in 2014, after advancing from his initial role as Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Carucci joined Yum! Brands in 1997 and held a series of finance positions, including Chief Financial Officer, prior to being appointed President in 2012.

Graduating magna cum laude, Mr. Carucci received his bachelor’s degree in applied mathematics-economics from Brown University. He obtained his MBA from the University of California’s Berkeley Haas School of Business.

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Juliana L. Chugg

Ms. Juliana Chugg has served on the Board of Directors, since 2009. In September 2015, Ms. Chugg became the Global Core Brands Officer of Mattel, Inc., a world-wide leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of toys and family products. She was previously a Partner of Noble Endeavors LLC from January 2015 until September 2015, served as a Senior Vice President of General Mills, Inc. and President of its Frozen Frontier Division until the end of 2014, and had previously held a progression of leadership roles with General Mills and Pillsbury starting in 1996. Ms. Chugg served as a director of H.B. Fuller Company from April 2007 until January 2013 and Promina Group Ltd. from April 2003 until July 2004.

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

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Nom. & Gov. Member
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Juan Ernesto de Bedout

Mr. Juan Ernesto de Bedout has served on the Board of Directors since 2000. Mr. de Bedout has been Group President of Latin American Operations for Kimberly-Clark Corporation, responsible for business units in Central and South America as well as the Caribbean, from 1999 until his retirement at the end of 2011.

Mr. de Bedout earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree in industrial engineering from Purdue University.

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Mark S. Hoplamazian

Mr. Mark Hoplamazian joined the Board of Directors in 2015. Mr. Hoplamazian has been President and Chief Executive Officer of Hyatt Hotels Corporation since December 2006. He brings his insight to the board after leading a global multi‑branded hospitality company, supervising the chief financial officer of a public company, and serving on the boards of directors of other public companies. Previously he served as interim President from July 2006 to December 2006 and Vice President from August 2004 to December 2004, and has been a member of the board of directors of the company since November 2006.

Mr. Hoplamazian graduated from Harvard University and then obtained his MBA from the University of Chicago, Graduate School of Business, in 1989.

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Robert J. Hurst

Mr. Robert Hurst has served on the Board of Directors since 1994. Mr. Hurst has been a Managing Director of Crestview Partners LLC, a private equity firm, since 2005. To the board he offers his years of experience as leader of a major international financial services firm and service on the boards of directors of other public companies. Previously, Mr. Hurst was Vice Chairman of The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. and head or co-head of Investment Banking from 1990 to 1999.

Mr. Hurst received an MBA in finance from the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business, in 1968. Mr. Hurst also did graduate work as a public finance fellow at the University of Pennsylvania.

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Laura W. Lang

Ms. Laura Lang has served on the Board of Directors since 2011. Ms. Lang has been the Managing Director of Narragansett Ventures, LLC since January 2014. Prior to this role, Ms. Lang was the Chief Executive Officer of Time Inc., a division of Time Warner, one of the largest branded media companies in the world, until 2013. From 2008 until she joined Time Inc. in 2012, Ms. Lang was Chief Executive Officer of Digitas Inc., the largest digital agency in the world and a unit of Publicis Groupe S.A.

Ms. Lang earned her MBA in finance and marketing from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania in 1980.

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W. Alan McCollough

Mr. Alan McCollough has served on the Board of Directors since 2000. Mr. McCollough served as Chairman of the Board of Circuit City Stores, Inc., a specialty retailer of consumer electronics and related services, from 2002 until June 2006. He was also Chief Executive Officer of the company from June 2000 until his retirement at the end of February 2006, and President of the company from 1997 until 2005. Previously he served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Circuit City from 1997 to June 2000, when in 2000 he was elected to the company’s board of directors. Mr. McCollough also serves as a director of LA-Z-Boy Incorporated and Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company.

Mr. McCollough holds his bachelor’s degree from Missouri Valley College and earned his MBA from Southern Illinois University.

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W. Rodney McMullen

Mr. W. Rodney McMullen has served on the Board of Directors since 2016. Mr. McMullen was elected Chairman of the Board of The Kroger Co. (Kroger) effective January 1, 2015, and Chief Executive Officer effective January 1, 2014. Kroger, headquartered in Cincinnati, OH, is one of the world’s largest grocery retailers, with fiscal 2014 sales of $108.5 billion.

Prior to his current role, Mr. McMullen served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Kroger from August 2009 to December 2013. Before that he was elected Vice Chairman effective June 2003, Executive Vice President, Strategy, Planning and Finance effective January 2000, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer effective May 1999, Senior Vice President effective October 1997, and Group Vice President and Chief Financial Officer effective June 1995. Mr. McMullen joined the company in 1978 as a part-time stock clerk.

Mr. McMullen is a member of the Board of Directors of Cincinnati Financial Corp. He also serves on the Board of Trustees of Xavier University and on the Business Partnership Foundation, Gatton College of Business and Economics at the University of Kentucky. Mr. McMullen earned a bachelor’s degree in Accounting, a B.B.A. in Finance, and a master’s degree in Accounting, all from the University of Kentucky.

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Clarence Otis, Jr.

Mr. Clarence Otis, Jr. has served on the Board of Directors since 2004. Mr. Otis served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Darden Restaurants, Inc., from 2004 until his retirement in 2014. Previously, he served as the Executive Vice President of Darden Restaurants, Inc., and President of its Smokey Bones Restaurants division, from December 2002 until December 2004, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Darden Restaurants from April 2002 to December 2002 and Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from 1999 to 2002. Mr. Otis also serves as a director of Verizon Communications, Inc.

Mr. Otis received his JD from Stanford Law School in 1980 and his bachelor’s degree from Williams College in 1977, where he graduated magna cum laude.

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Matthew J. Shattock

Mr. Matthew Shattock has served on the Board of Directors since 2013. Mr. Shattock is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Beam Suntory Inc., a leading global distilled spirits company with some of the world's most iconic premium spirits brands, more than 30 production and commercial facilities around the world and a global team of 4,400 employees. He has led Beam since 2009, first as an operating unit of Fortune Brands and then as a standalone public company until it merged with the spirits business of Suntory Holdings Limited in 2014. Previously, Mr. Shattock held various executive leadership roles during his six years at Cadbury PLC, a confectionary company, and prior to that in his 16 years at Unilever PLC. Mr. Shattock also serves as a director of Suntory Holdings Limited.

Mr. Shattock attended Durham University where he earned his bachelor’s degree with honors. He also served as a tank troop commander in the British Army.

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