Members of the Board of Directors Continuing in Office for a Term Expiring at the 2022 Annual Meeting
Carey F. Jaros. Ms. Jaros, 43, has served as a director since September 2020. Ms. Jaros currently serves as President and Chief Executive Officer and a member of the board of directors of GOJO Industries, Inc., a global manufacturer of hand hygiene and surface disinfecting products and the maker of PURELL® brand Hand Sanitizer. Ms. Jaros joined GOJO Industries in 2014 as a director, and served as the company’s Chief Operating Officer and Chief Strategy Officer prior to becoming CEO in January 2020. Previously, Ms. Jaros served for over a decade in various senior management positions at Bain and Company, a management consulting firm, most recently as Senior Manager/Principal. Ms. Jaros has been a board member and advisor to more than a half-dozen early stage companies including ed-tech startup Wisr Inc., and personal care startup Aunt Flow. As a member of the board of directors, Ms. Jaros contributes her knowledge of retail and consumer products experience, as well as substantial experience developing corporate strategy and assessing emerging industry trends and business operations, which led to the conclusion that she should serve as a director of Grocery Outlet.
Eric J. Lindberg, Jr. Mr. Lindberg, 50, has served as our Chief Executive Officer since January 2019 and as a director since January 2006. Previously, from January 2006 to December 2018, Mr. Lindberg served as our Co-Chief Executive Officer. Prior to being appointed Co-Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Lindberg served in various positions with the Company since 1996. Mr. Lindberg and Mr. Read are cousins by marriage. As our Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Lindberg brings to our board of directors significant senior leadership, and his detailed knowledge of our operations, finances, strategies and industry garnered over his 24-year tenure with us makes him well qualified to serve as our Chief Executive Officer and led to the conclusion that he should serve as a director of Grocery Outlet.
Norman S. Matthews. Mr. Matthews, 88, has served as a director since October 2014. From 1978 to 1988, Mr. Matthews served in various senior management positions for Federated Department Stores, Inc., including President from 1987 to 1988. Mr. Matthews currently serves on the boards of directors of The Children’s Place Inc., a children’s clothing store, Party City Holdco, Inc., a party goods supply store, Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc., a consumer products company, and ThredUp, an online resale platform for apparel, and previously has served as director of Henry Schein, Inc. and The Progressive Company. Mr. Matthews’ extensive knowledge of the retail industry and strategic marketing and sales and corporate governance practices from his years as a senior executive and member of the boards of directors of several public companies led to the conclusion that he should serve as a director of Grocery Outlet.
Maria Fernanda Mejía. Ms. Mejía, 57, has served as a director since January 2021. From November 2011 to February 2020, Ms. Mejía served as a Senior Vice President at the Kellogg Company and President of Kellogg Latin America during the same period. She previously held a number of positions at Colgate-Palmolive in the U.S., Latin America, Asia and Europe between 1989 and 2011. These included Vice President and General Manager Global Personal Care and Fragrance Development and, prior to that, Vice President Marketing and Innovation, Europe and South Pacific. Ms. Mejía previously served as a non-executive director at IAG, a leading global Airline Group, from 2014 to 2020 where she was a member of the Audit and Compliance and Remuneration Committees. Ms. Mejía currently serves as a non-executive director of Bunzl plc, an international distribution group providing solutions to B2B customers, and as a member of their Audit and Risk, Nomination, and Remuneration Committees. Ms. Mejía’s extensive knowledge of the retail industry based on her experience as a senior executive and serving on another public company board and her financial expertise led to the conclusion that she should serve as a director of Grocery Outlet.
Members of the Board of Directors Continuing in Office for a Term Expiring at the 2023 Annual Meeting
Kenneth W. Alterman. Mr. Alterman, 64, has served as a director since 2011. Since January 2017, Mr. Alterman has served as an Executive Adviser to Savers, Inc., a retail thrift store chain. He previously served as the President, Chief Executive Officer and a director of Savers, Inc. from January 2004 to January 2017 and as the Vice President and General Manager from December 2002 to December 2003. As a member of the board of directors, Mr. Alterman’s knowledge of the discount industry, as well as substantial experience developing corporate strategy and assessing emerging industry trends and business operations led to the conclusion that he should serve as a director of Grocery Outlet.
John E. Bachman. Mr. Bachman, 65, has served as a director since November 2019. Mr. Bachman has been an outside director for various public companies since his retirement in 2015. From 1978 to 2015, Mr. Bachman was a certified public accountant at the accounting firm, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, most recently as a partner. Mr. Bachman currently serves on the Board of Directors and as Chair of the Audit Committees of The Children’s