Mr. Stephen A. Odland
Mr. Steve Odland has been president and chief executive officer of the Committee for Economic Development, a non-profit, public policy organization, since 2013. Prior to that he was an adjunct professor in the graduate school of business at Lynn University and at Florida Atlantic University from 2011 to 2012. Mr. Odland served as chairman and chief executive officer of Office Depot, Inc. from 2005 until 2010. From 2001 to 2005 he was chairman and chief executive officer of AutoZone, Inc. From 1998 to 2000 he served as an executive with Ahold U.S.A., an international food retailer. He was president of the Foodservice Division of Sara Lee Bakery from 1997 to 1998, and was employed by The Quaker Oats Company from 1981 to 1996. Mr. Odland has served on the board of General Mills, Inc. since 2004, where he is a member of the Corporate Governance and Compensation Committees. He also serves as a trustee of the Conference Board, a global, independent business membership and research association working to provide the world’s leading organizations with the practical knowledge they need to improve their performance and better serve society.