Mr. Sanders has served as a director since May 2008 and is chairman of the board of directors and chairman of the corporate governance and nominating committee. He served as the chairman and the chief executive officer of Kimberly-Clark Corporation from 1992 until his retirement in 2003. Mr. Sanders currently serves on the boards of directors of Texas Instruments Incorporated (since 1997) and Belo Corp (since 2003). He previously served on the board of directors of Adolph Coors Company. Mr. Sanders is also a national trustee and governor of the Boys & Girls Club of America and was a member of the Marquette University Board of Trustees from 1992 to 2007, serving as chairman from 2001 to 2003.
President and Chief Executive Officer
As president and CEO of Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Larry Young leads a team of 20,000 passionate employees who make, market, sell and distribute more than 50 iconic beverage brands across North America and the Caribbean.
He joined the company in 2006 as president and chief operating officer of its newly formed Bottling Group division following the acquisition of Dr Pepper/Seven Up Bottling Group, where he had served as president and CEO. In October 2007, he became president and CEO and led the spinoff the following May from Cadbury Schweppes plc.
Larry played a central role in helping create a new business model for a fully integrated beverage company. By integrating brand ownership and marketing with bottling and distribution operations, the company is able to build its leading brands with a reliable, sustainable and secure route to market.
In his nearly 40-year career in the industry, Larry has produced and sold virtually every type of beverage in the Americas and across Europe and Russia. He previously served more than 25 years in the Pepsi system, most recently with PepsiAmericas and before that with Pepsi-Cola General Bottlers, where he began on a route truck and worked his way to president and chief operating officer.
Since 2016, Larry has been recognized by Barron’s as one of the world’s 30 best CEOs. He received the Beverage Forum Lifetime Achievement Award in 2015, was named Executive of the Year by Beverage Industry magazine in 2010 and was inducted into the Beverage World Soft Drink Hall of Fame in 2008.
From 2008 to 2010, he served as chairman of the board of the American Beverage Association. He and his wife, Colette, live in Dallas and are both natives of Springfield, Missouri.
Mr. Alexander has served as a director since November 2011 and is chairman of the audit committee. He served in various positions with Ernst & Young L.L.P. between 1975 and 2011. From 2002 until his retirement in September 2011, Mr. Alexander served as vice chairman and southwest region managing partner and was a member of the firm's Americas and U.S. Executive Boards and Global Management Group. Since 2003, he has served as a member of the executive board of Southern Methodist University's Cox Business School and as a member of the Greater Dallas Chamber Executive Committee. From 2009 until 2012, Mr. Alexander served as a national trustee on the board of Boys & Girls Clubs of America and as a board member of the American Heart Association.
Antonio Carrillo was elected to the DPS Board of Directors in February 2015. Mr. Carrillo has served as CEO of Mexichem S.A.B. (BMV: MEXCHEM) since 2012. Mexichem is a global specialty chemical company based in Tlalnepantla, Mexico. Previously, he spent 16 years at Trinity Industries, Inc. (NYSE: TRN), where he held several executive positions, most recently group president and senior vice president at the company's Dallas headquarters. He began his career at Infra S.A. de C.V. in 1988, where he held several positions in manufacturing management. Mr. Carrillo has served on the Board of Directors of Trinity Industries since September 2014. He holds an MBA in finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and received his bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Anahuac University in Mexico City. He serves on the Latin American board of the Wharton School.
Mr. Gutiérrez, age 55, has served as one of our directors since September 2016 and is a member of the compensation committee. He has served as senior executive vice president and chief of staff to the chairman and CEO of AT&T since 2015. Prior to assuming this position and over his 25 year career at AT&T, he held several senior executive positions, including president of AT&T Wholesale and Access Solutions (2012-2014), president and CEO of AT&T Advertising Solutions (2010 to 2012), president of AT&T Global Enterprise Solutions (2008-2010), and president and CEO of Southwestern Bell (AT&T Southwest)(2006-2008). Mr. Gutiérrez has served on the board of directors of Denny’s Corporation since 2013. He is also a member of the Strategic Development Board at the University of Missouri’s Trulaske College of Business, a member of the Missouri 100 Advisory Board and co-chairman of the National Campaign at the University of Missouri. He is vice chairman of the Thompson Foundation for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders, and a member of the board of directors of the Cotton Bowl.
Ms. Patsley has served as a director since April 2008 and is a member of the audit committee. She served as executive chairman of MoneyGram International from January 2009 to September 2009 and has served as chairman and chief executive officer from September 2009 to present. Ms. Patsley served as senior executive vice president of First Data Corporation from March 2000 to October 2007 and president of First Data International from May 2002 to October 2007. From 1991 to 2000, she served as president and chief executive officer of Paymentech, Inc., prior to its acquisition by First Data. Ms. Patsley also previously served as chief financial officer of First USA, Inc. She currently serves on the board of directors of Texas Instruments Incorporated, and is the chair of the audit committee. She served on the board of directors of Molson Coors Brewing Company from 1996 to 2009; Pegasus Solutions, Inc. from 2002 to 2006; and Paymentech, Inc. from 1995 to 1999.
Mr. Rogers has served as a director since May 2008 and is a member of the compensation committee. He has served in various positions with Bank of Montreal between 1972 and 2005. From 2002 to 2005, Mr. Rogers served as deputy chair of Enterprise Risk & Portfolio Management at BMO Financial Group and from 1994 to 2002, he served as vice chairman of the Personal & Commercial Client Group. Prior to 1994, Mr. Rogers held various executive vice president positions at Bank of Montreal.
Dunia Shive was elected to the Dr Pepper Snapple Group board of directors in November 2014 and sits on the Corporate Governance & Nominating Committee. Ms. Shive serves as senior vice president of Gannett Co. Inc. She previously served as president and CEO of Belo Corp. from 2008 to 2013, when it was acquired by Gannett. She joined Belo in 1993 and served in various leadership positions prior to becoming president and CEO. Ms. Shive has served as a director of Trinity Industries, Inc. since March 2014. She also serves as a member of the Associated Press board of directors, where she is the chair of the audit committee, and as a trustee of the Belo Foundation. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in accounting from Texas Tech University and in 2008 was recognized by the university as a Distinguished Alumna.
Ms. Szostak has served as a director since May 2008 and is the chair of the compensation committee. Since June 2004, she has served as president and chief executive officer of Szostak Partners LLC, a consulting firm that advises executive officers on strategic and human resource issues. From 1998 until her retirement in 2004, she served as executive vice president and corporate director of human resources and diversity of FleetBoston Financial Corporation (now Bank of America). She also served as chairman and chief executive officer of Fleet Bank — Rhode Island from 2001 to 2003. Ms. Szostak served on the board of directors of ChoicePoint Corporation from 2005 to 2008 and on the board of directors for Spherion Corporation from 2005 to 2011. She has served as a director of Belo Corp. since 2004, Tupperware Brands Corporation since 2000 and IDEXX Laboratories since 2012. Ms. Szostak is governor and chairperson emeritus of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, chairperson of the Women and Infants’ Hospital of Rhode Island and a member of the Board, and serves on various board committees of the Rhode Island Foundation.
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