Flowers Foods: Fresh perspectives for the board

Thomasville / GA. (ff) Flowers Foods Inc., producer of Nature’s Own, Wonder, Tastykake, Dave’s Killer Bread, and other bakery foods, announced that its board of directors elected three new independent directors effective August 14, 2020, expanding the board from eight to 11 members:

  • Edward J. Casey, Jr., chief executive officer of Idema Identity + Security NA;
  • Thomas C. Chubb, III, chairman, chief executive officer and president of Oxford Industries, Inc.; and
  • Terry S. Thomas, executive vice president, chief customer officer US of the Unilever Group.

«We welcome Ed, Tom, and Terry as new independent directors of the Flowers board,» said George E. Deese, chairman of the board of Flowers Foods. «Our board has long focused on bringing in new directors with the right mix of skills and experience that complement our existing board members and will help guide the company forward. These seasoned executives bring important expertise and we welcome their contributions.»

Commenting on the board elections, Ryals McMullian, Flowers Foods’ president and chief executive officer, said, «I couldn’t be more excited about our new board members, whose knowledge and experience extends across international business, M+A, IT strategies, brand building, and retail and customer insights. Their fresh perspectives will be invaluable as we execute our strategies to optimize our portfolio, unleash the full potential of our brands and drive innovation and profitability.»