Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer
Steve Rendle is Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer at VF Corporation. He has more than 35 years of experience in the specialty outdoor and action sports industry, more than half of which have been with VF.
Steve was appointed CEO in January 2017 and then Chairman of VF’s Board of Directors in October 2017. Prior to being named CEO, he was President and Chief Operating Officer, overseeing all of VF's business coalitions worldwide: Outdoor and Action Sports, Jeanswear, Imagewear and Sportswear. He also was responsible for VF's Global Supply Chain and Direct-to-Consumer platforms.
Prior to becoming President and COO, Steve was Senior Vice President, Americas, and was responsible for driving strategies to support VF's continued growth in its Americas-based businesses. Previously, Steve spent three years as Group President, Outdoor and Action Sports Americas, leading VF's Outdoor and Action Sports businesses in North and South America. He 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.
Steve 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. In 2004, Steve was appointed President of The North Face brand, a role he held for seven years. Under Steve’s leadership, the brand expanded globally and experienced considerable growth from $483 million in 2004 to $1.6 billion in 2011.
Before joining The North Face, Steve held leading sales management roles at Youngone Corporation and at W.L. Gore and Associates.
Steve serves on the Board of Directors of Best Buy and the Retail Industry Leaders Association. He is a founding board member of the Outdoor Industry Association's Outdoor Foundation and has served in an advisory capacity to Bainbridge Graduate Institute where he provided insight into its creation of a Master of Business Administration program with a focused concentration on sustainability. In 2018, Steve was named CEO of the Year by Corporate Responsibility Magazine for his progressive environmental, social and governance agenda.
He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology from the University of Washington.
Richard T. Carucci
Board of Directors since 2009
Mr. Carucci has served on the Board of Directors since 2009. He served as President of Yum! Brands, Inc., a company that operates quick service restaurants globally, from 2012 until his retirement in 2014. He joined Yum! Brands (previously named Tricon Global Restaurants) in 1997 and held a series of finance, international, and general management positions prior to being appointed Chief Financial Officer in 2005. Mr. Carucci has served as a director of Kontoor Brands, Inc. (“Kontoor”) since May 2019.
Juliana L. Chugg
Board of Directors since 2009
Ms. Chugg served as EVP, Chief Brands Officer of Mattel, Inc., a world-wide leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of toys and family products, from September 2015 until April 2018. 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 since 1996. Ms. Chugg has served as a director of Kontoor since May 2019 and previously served as a director of H.B. Fuller Company from April 2007 until January 2013 and as a director of Caesars Entertainment Corporation from December 2018 to July 2020. (Also see footnote 2 to the “Common Stock Beneficial Ownership of Certain Beneficial Owners” table on page 48.)
Board of Directors since 2017
Mr. Dorer has served as Senior Advisor with KKR & Co. Inc. since February 2021. He served as Executive Chair of the Board of The Clorox Company (“Clorox”) from September 2020 to February 2021. He previously served as Chief Executive Officer of Clorox from November 2014 to September 2020 and Chairman of the Board of Clorox from August 2016 to September 2020. Prior to joining Clorox in 2005, he worked for The Procter & Gamble Company in various marketing and sales roles in the U.S. and Europe since 1990. In addition, Mr. Dorer has been named to the board of directors of Origin Materials, Inc., effective as of the completion of Origin Materials’ previously announced merger with Artius Acquisition Inc.
Mark S. Hoplamazian
Board of Directors since 2015
Mr. Hoplamazian has served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Hyatt Hotels Corporation since December 2006, and has been a member of the board of directors of Hyatt Hotels Corporation since November 2006. Prior to his present position, Mr. Hoplamazian served as president of The Pritzker Organization (“TPO”), the principal financial and investment adviser for Pritzker family business interests. During his 17-year tenure with TPO, he served as adviser to various Pritzker family-owned companies, including Hyatt Hotels Corporation and its predecessors.
Laura W. Lang
Board of Directors since 2011
Ms. Lang has been the Managing Director of Narragansett Ventures, LLC since January 2014. 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. In addition, she headed the company’s pure-play digital agencies, including Razorfish, Big Fuel, Denuo and Phonevalley. Ms. Lang has served as a director of Vroom, Inc. since May 2020. She also served as a director of Care.com, Inc. from August 2014 to June 2016. She previously served on the boards of directors of NutriSystem, Inc. from 2010 to 2012 and Benchmark Electronics, Inc. from 2005 to 2011.
W. Alan McCollough
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 from that position at the end of February 2006, and President of the company from 1997 until 2005. From 1997 to June 2000, he was President and Chief Operating Officer of Circuit City, and 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.
W. Rodney McMullen
Board of Directors since 2016
Mr. McMullen has served as Chief Executive Officer of The Kroger Co., one of the world’s largest food retailers, since January 2014 and Chairman of the Board since January 1, 2015. Previously, he served as President and Chief Operating Officer from August 2009 to December 2013. Prior to that, Mr. McMullen was elected Vice Chairman in 2003, Executive Vice President in 1999, and Senior Vice President in 1997. Mr. McMullen previously served as a director of Cincinnati Financial Corporation from 2001 through May 2020.
Clarence Otis, Jr.
Board of Directors since 2004
Mr. Otis served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Darden Restaurants, Inc., a large full-service restaurant company, until his retirement in 2014. Prior to that role, 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. and The Travelers Companies, Inc., and as a trustee of MFS Funds. (Also see footnote 2 to the “Common Stock Beneficial Ownership of Certain Beneficial Owners” table on page 48.)
Carol L. Roberts
Board of Directors since 2017
Ms. Roberts retired as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of International Paper in March 2017. During her 37-year career, Ms. Roberts served in a series of leadership positions culminating with her appointment as Chief Financial Officer in November 2011. Ms. Roberts has served on the board of directors of Alcoa Corporation since November 2016. Prior to that, Ms. Roberts served on the board of directors of Arconic, Inc., formerly known as Alcoa, Inc., from January 2014 through October 2016.
Matthew J. Shattock
Board of Directors since 2013
Mr. Shattock has served as the Independent Chair of the Clorox board of directors since February 2021, having served on the Clorox board of directors since 2018. He previously served as Non-Executive Chairman 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 from April 2019 to December 2020. He led Beam as Chief Executive Officer from April 2009 until April 2019, first as an operating unit of Fortune Brands and then as a standalone public company until it was acquired by Suntory Holdings Limited in 2014. Previously, Mr. Shattock held various executive leadership roles during his six years at Cadbury, PLC, a global confectionary company, and prior to that in his 16 years at Unilever, PLC. Mr. Shattock also serves as the Non-Executive Chairman of Domino’s Pizza Group, PLC, a FTSE 250 company headquartered in the U.K.
Veronica B. Wu
Board of Directors since 2019
Ms. Wu is a seasoned business executive and technology investor. She is the Founder of First Bight Ventures, a firm focused on early stage synthetic biology investments. She was also co-founder of MinervaTech Ventures until April 2021. Previously, she was the Founder of Hone Capital, a venture firm launched in 2015 to become one of the leading firms leveraging artificial intelligence and machine learning, until August 2020. Prior to Hone Capital, Ms. Wu served as Vice President of Tesla Motors overseeing its China Operations, and drove the launch of the company’s first car into the China market in 2014. Prior to Tesla, Ms. Wu led the launch of Apple’s Education and Enterprise business in China from 2006 to 2013, growing it from inception into a multi-billion dollar business. Previously, she held senior positions at Motorola and McKinsey & Company. Ms. Wu also joined the Global Advisory Board of CapGemini in October 2020.