Maria Renna Sharpe
Ms. Sharpe, age 64, has served as a director since January 2022. Since 2016, Ms. Sharpe has been the Managing Principal of Sharpe Human Solutions, LLC, a human resource consulting and commercial real estate investments company. Prior to 2016, Ms. Sharpe served as Senior Vice President, Global Human Capital Management, Services & Operations at PepsiCo, Inc., a food and beverage company, since 2014, and was Chief Human Resources Officer, PepsiCo Europe from 2010 to 2014 and Senior Vice President, Compensation, Benefits & Human Resource Systems from 2008 to 2010. From 2004 until 2008, Ms. Sharpe was Chief Human Resources Officer & Corporate Secretary of UST Inc., a tobacco products company, responsible for the company's human resources function and corporate governance matters. Before that, Ms. Sharpe held various senior human resources and legal positions at Pepsico, Inc., including Vice President, Benefits from 2002 to 2004, Vice President, Compensation from 1999 to 2002 and Vice President, Human Resources Counsel from 1995 to 1999. She currently serves as an independent director at Lamb Weston Holdings, Inc., where she is a member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and serves as chairman of the Compensation and Human Capital Committee. Ms. Sharpe is admitted to practice law in the states of New York, New Jersey and Texas. Ms. Sharpe is a member of our Compensation Committee.
Ms. Sharpe’s experience as an executive and human resources professional for various global companies as well as on the board of directors and compensation committee of another publicly traded company, as well as her expertise in corporate governance, real estate, and legal matters makes her highly qualified to serve as a member of our Board of Directors and our Compensation Committee.