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.
Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc. (NYSE: DPS), one of the world's leading beverage companies.
Larry was named president and chief executive officer in October 2007 after serving as president and chief operating officer for the company's Bottling Group division and led the spinoff of Dr Pepper Snapple Group from Cadbury Schweppes plc in May 2008.
Larry joined the company in April 2006 through its full acquisition of Dr Pepper/Seven Up Bottling Group, where he had been president and CEO since 2005. As head of operations, he played a central role in helping to create a new business model for a fully integrated beverage company.
By integrating the Bottling Group and several other independent bottling businesses into DPS, the company now has a more reliable, sustainable and secure route to market. This has allowed the company to protect its brand equity and improve customer relations through better control of its products from innovation to the store shelf. As a result, DPS can more effectively deliver those brands, with direct access to more than 230 million consumers in 34 states.
In his 30-year career, 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.
In 2008, Larry was appointed chairman of the board of the American Beverage Association and inducted into the Beverage World Soft Drink Hall of Fame. He and his wife, Colette, live in Dallas and are both natives of Springfield, Mo.
Mr. Adams has served as a director since April 2008 and is a member of the audit committee. He served as executive vice president of Trinity Industries, Inc. from January 1999 to June 2005 and held the position of vice chairman from July 2005 to March 2007. Prior to joining Trinity Industries, Mr. Adams spent 25 years in various positions with Texas Commerce Bank, N.A. and its successor, Chase Bank of Texas, National Association. From 1997 to 1998, he served as chairman and chief executive officer of Chase Bank of Texas. Mr. Adams currently serves on the boards of directors of Trinity Industries, Inc. and Group 1 Automotive, Inc., where he has served as non-executive chairman since April 2005. He previously served on the boards of directors of American Express Bank Ltd. and Phillips Gas Company.
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.
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.
Ms. Roché has served as a director since February 2011 and is a member of the compensation committee. She served as president and chief executive officer of Girls Inc., a national non-profit research, education and advocacy organization, from 2000 until her retirement in 2010. From 1998 to 2000, Ms. Roché was an independent marketing consultant. She served as president and chief operating officer of Carson Products Company from 1996 to 1998 and also held senior marketing positions with Carson Products Company, Revlon, Inc. and Avon, Inc. Ms. Roché served on the board of directors of Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc. from 1998 to 2008 and The May Department Stores Company from 2003 to 2006. She is currently a member of the boards of directors of AT&T, Inc., where she serves on the Public Policy and Nominating and Governance Committees, Macy’s, Inc., where she serves as chair of the Audit and Nominating and Governance Committees, and Tupperware Brands Corporation, where she serves as chair of the Compensation Committee. She also serves as a member of the Board of the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges and serves as chair of the Board of Trustees for Dillard University.
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.
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.