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The Pepsi HR Generation

These HR leaders all began their careers at PepsiCo.

Friday, September 1, 2006
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Read more about the backgrounds of some human resource executives who were part of the Pepsi HR Generation. The below information was obtained from corporate Web sites and documents filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Jim Abolt

Edward (Ed) Adams

Joseph A. Bosch

Anne P. Byerlein

Kenneth J. (Ken) Carrig

Connie Colao

Terence P. (Terry) Conley

L. Kevin Cox

Kenneth A. DiPietro

Rolf Deusinger

David B. Edmonds

James R. Ellinghausen

Bruce A. Johnson

Robert J. Lambert

Daniel Marsili

Steven Milovich

Kevin A. Myatt

David K. Norton

David A. (Dave) Pace

Ronald Parker

Fred D. Paulenich

Michael A. (Mike) Peel

James D. (Jim) Ranton

Jim Rouse

Michael J. Rowe

Eva Sage-Gavin

Anne D. Sample

Kevin D. Silva

Peter C. (Pete) Smith

Garrett J. Ulrich

Thomas P. (Tom) Waldron

Thomas W. (Tom) Weidenkopf

Dennis Zeleny

Jim Abolt

Vice President, Human Resources

Trilogy, Inc.

Jim Abolt is the Vice President of Human Resources for Trilogy, Inc. Since joining the company in September 2000, Jim has led Trilogy through a dramatic shift in organization strategy, creating four distinct Industry Business Units, each responsible for delivering 100 percent customer success and sustainable earnings growth.

Prior to joining Trilogy, Jim worked at Bristol-Myers Squibb Co., where he served as corporate Vice President of Leadership and Organization Development. He also functioned as Senior Vice President of Human Resources for the company's Worldwide Medicines Group, a $17 billion, 35,000-employee division, including the Pharmaceutical Research Institute. Before working in the pharmaceuticals industry, Jim spent 10 years with PepsiCo. Starting as a Plant HR Manager at Frito-Lay, Inc., he ultimately assumed the position of Vice President of Organization and Management Development for the corporation. In this role, he held overall responsibility for maintaining and enhancing PepsiCo's renowned executive development and succession planning capabilities.

Jim is widely regarded as an expert in leadership development, culture shaping and large-scale organization change. His work has been highlighted in various publications, including Bill Jensen's Work 2.0 and James Champy's Reengineering Management: The Mandate for New Leadership. Jim began his career in labor relations at Inland Steel Co. and Nabisco Brands, Inc. He holds a bachelor's degree in Psychology from Dartmouth College, and earned graduate degrees in both Law and Labor and Industrial Relations from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association and serves on the board of directors for University of Illinois' Center for Human Resource Management.

Edward (Ed) Adams

Senior Vice President, Human Resources

Enterprise Rent-A-Car Co.

As the Senior Vice President of Human Resources for Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Ed Adams is responsible for leading all aspects of human resources for the company's more than 57,000 employees worldwide. Adams also ensures that the culture of North America's largest rental car company is in line with the company's mission, which places employees and customers first, and profits and growth second.

Adams began his career in the field of human resources in 1978, and since that time has brought about many positive changes to major corporations, particularly in the areas of employee selection, research, development and diversity. He worked at AT&T, where he developed selection procedures for hiring managers and quickly became responsible for all management research on hires into sales, marketing, programming and engineering management positions.

In 1987, he moved to PepsiCo, where he began in beverages at the Pepsi Cola Co., and later was promoted to the Director level at Frito Lay, the company's snack food division. At Frito Lay he served as the Director of Staffing and Diversity, and Director of Dallas Operations. During these years, Adams made significant strides within the company, increasing diversity within upper-level management from 2 percent to 20 percent; reducing the turnover of minority employees by 50 percent; negotiating a successful labor contract; opening a baked snack plant; and leading Frito Lay's right-sizing efforts.

In 1997, Adams took a position as the Corporate Vice President of Human Resources at Turner Broadcasting System, where he led the human resources strategy and implementation for all TBS businesses worldwide. In this position, Adams made key changes in company policies and implemented programs such as the company's first tuition assistance plan; a paid holiday for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day; a same-sex partner-benefit program; and competitive pay programs for Turner businesses, including the CNN and TBS networks. During his time at TBS, the company was named one of the "100 Best Companies" by Working Mother magazine.

In 1999, Adams joined Enterprise and moved from Atlanta to St. Louis. As the Senior Vice President of Human Resources, Adams has intensified Enterprise's commitment to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and developing a high-performance organization through human resource fundamentals. He has been charged with developing human resources best practices that link the entrepreneurial culture and business values of Enterprise to the company's efforts in the areas of recruiting, training, compensation, development, commitment, retention and performance management.

Adams is active in the St. Louis community and is a member of several boards, including the St. Louis Diversity Officers Network; the St. Louis Minority Business Council; Students For Free Enterprise, St. Louis Public Schools Foundation; Aim High, an organization that provides educational opportunities for inner-city students; and the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis.

Adams received a B.A. in psychology from Williams College in Williamstown, Mass. and a PhD in industrial-organizational psychology with minors in labor relations and quantitative measures from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana. He has had several articles on employee attitudes, behaviors and multivariate statistical procedures published in research journals. He is married and has two children.

Joseph A. Bosch

Senior Vice President, Human Resources

Tenet Healthcare Corp.

Joseph A. Bosch serves as Senior Vice President, Human Resources, for Tenet Healthcare Corporation.

Bosch is responsible for overseeing and managing all of the company's human resources functions. He reports to Trevor Fetter, Tenet's President and Chief Executive Officer.

He joined Tenet in August 2004 from his position as Chief People Officer at Dallas-based Pizza Hut Inc., a unit of YUM Brands! Inc. Pizza Hut has more than 6,500 owned and franchised restaurants in North America, with more than 195,000 employees. Bosch had been head of human resources for the Pizza Hut division since YUM was created by the spin-off of PepsiCo Inc.'s restaurant operations in 1997.

Bosch spent 10 years with PepsiCo, advancing from the position of Employee Relations Representative to Vice President of Employee Relations for the Northeastern United States. In 1992 he was promoted to the Southern Division of Pizza Hut, Inc. in Atlanta, where he was responsible for all human resources activities for the then $850 million business consisting of approximately 1,000 company-owned restaurants throughout the southeast. Bosch received his bachelor of science degree from Cornell University after serving for three years in the U.S. Army.

Anne P. Byerlein

Chief People Officer

YUM! Brands, Inc.

Anne P. Byerlein is Chief People Officer of YUM. She has served in this position since December 2002. From October 1997 to December 2002, she was Vice President of Human Resources of YUM. From October 2000 to December 2002, she also served as KFC's Chief People Officer. Byerlein has also served as Vice President of Corporate Human Resources of PepsiCo. From 1988 to 1996, Byerlein served in a variety of human resources positions within the restaurant divisions of PepsiCo.

Kenneth J. (Ken) Carrig

Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer

SYSCO Corp.

Ken Carrig is an Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer of Sysco Corp., the $30 billion dollar leading foodservice marketing and distribution organization in North America. Under Ken's leadership SYSCO's Administration Department has a broad structure which includes: Staffing and Succession Planning, Compliance and Commitment, General Counsel/Acquisitions, Employee and Labor Relations, Organizational Effectiveness/Change Management, Compensation & Benefits, Industry Relations/Diversity, Training & Organizational Development, Safety/Risk Management and Corporate Human Resources.

In February 2002, Sysco received the Top Optimas Award for General Excellence for contributions to business performance through innovative, market driven practices and on-line customized key metrics for each operating center.

Ken holds a B.S., degree in Labor Economics from Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations. Ken was recently installed in the Class of Fellows by National Academy of Human Resources in recognition of his sustained contributions to the broad field of Human Resources. Currently, Ken is a member of the Advisory Boards of the University of South Carolina's M.B.A. School, Cornell University's School of Industrial and Labor Relations, University of Southern California's Center of Organizational Effectiveness and the Human Resource Policy Association.

Ken has been a speaker and roundtable discussion leader at several business conferences and University classes. He has published an article entitled "HR for the 21st Century" for Human Resource Magazine in 1997. Ken also worked with Wayne Cascio (University of Colorado) and the SHRM Foundation to create an educational DVD entitled "HR in Alignment:The Link to Business Results" in 2004 that will be used at Universities and Executive Programs worldwide.

Connie Colao

Chief People Officer

Taco Bell Corp.

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Terence P. (Terry) Conley

Executive Vice President, Human Resources and Corporate Services

Cendant Corp.

Terence Conley is executive vice president of human resources and corporate services for Cendant Corp. Cendant is primarily a provider of residential real estate and travel services operating in over 100 countries and generating $18 billion in revenue.

With over 18 years of human resources experience, Conley oversees global HR, facilities management, corporate real estate, events marketing and security functions throughout the enterprise. Under Conley's leadership, his team launched a company-wide "Employer of Choice" initiative to the over 90,000 Cendant employees, significantly increasing Cendant's employee engagement and organizational capability.

Conley has extensive experience in both strategic and operational human resource management with multiple industries, including: retail, manufacturing, restaurant, financial services, real estate, travel and consumer products. Prior to joining Cendant, Conley spent nearly 10 years with the PepsiCo organization, with HR leadership assignments in corporate and all their subsidiaries. His last position was vice president of human resources at The Pepsi-Cola Company. In this role, Conley culminated his career by leading the HR aspects of the formation of independent bottling entities as a result of the break-up of the Pepsi-Cola sales and distribution organization.

Prior to this role, Conley was director of human resources with PepsiCo's Frito Lay division, director of human resources for PepsiCo corporate, and director of human resources with PepsiCo's KFC unit. Prior to that, Conley served in various HR capacities with RH Macy & Co. Conley received his bachelor of science degree in management and marketing from New York University.

L. Kevin Cox

Executive Vice President, Human Resources and Quality

American Express Co.

L. Kevin Cox has been Executive Vice President, Human Resources and Quality of the Company since April 2005. Prior thereto he had been Executive Vice President of the The Pepsi Bottling Group since September 2004. Prior thereto, he had been Senior Vice President, Human Resources since March 1999.

Kenneth A. DiPietro

Senior Vice President, Human Resources

Lenova Group

Kenneth DiPietro is senior vice president, Human Resources. DiPietro brings more than 25 years of experience to Lenovo in both human resources and organizational development. Prior to joining Lenovo, he served as a full-time HR consultant to the Lenovo executive staff. Most recently, he served as the corporate vice president, Human Resources, at Microsoft Corp. In that role, he was responsible for developing strategies and programs to enhance staffing, compensation, benefits, executive development, diversity, and workplace culture for Microsoft worldwide.

Before joining Microsoft in 2003, DiPietro was vice president of human resources for the Americas at Dell Inc., where he was responsible for all people planning, compensation, staffing, training and executive development. Among his many accomplishments at Dell, he led their efforts to more closely align the company's HR organization with its business goals and helped transform Dell's approach to leadership development and talent management.

As senior vice president for human resources at PepsiCo, DiPietro was responsible for an organization that spanned more than 160 countries across 10 business units. While at PepsiCo, he architected and led a business restructuring effort that provided a platform for business turnaround. His responsibilities at PepsiCo encompassed many different functions, including international compensation and benefits, staffing, education and development, and organization planning.

DiPietro holds a bachelor's of science degree in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University. He is a member of the Center for Advanced Human Resources at Cornell and the Labor Policy Association, is active in various programs directed toward at-risk youth and is an avid cyclist and tri-athlete.

Rolf Deusinger

Executive Vice President, Human Resources

Imperial Chemical Industries PLC

Rolf Deusinger is Executive Vice President Human Resources. He joined the company in October 1999 as Senior Vice President Human Resources for ICI Paints.

Previously he was Head of International Human Resources for Messer Griesheim GmbH based in Germany. He has nearly 20 years' international experience in the field of Human Resources, predominantly in consumer businesses, including PepsiCo covering the Americas, Europe and Central Asia.

Thomas (Tom) Didonato

Executive Vice President, Human Resources

American Eagle Outfitters, Inc.

Thomas A. DiDonato has served the company as Executive Vice President of Human Resources since July 2005. Prior to joining the Company, DiDonato served the H.J. Heinz Co. as Chief People Officer from September 2004 to July 2005, as Vice President of Global Leadership and Development for the Heinz World Headquarters from December 2003 to September 2004 and prior thereto as Vice President of Human Resources for Heinz North America since July 2001.

From 1997 to 2001, Mr. DiDonato served as Senior Vice President of Human Resources for Merck-Medco Managed Care LLC. Prior to that time, Mr. DiDonato held various vice president level positions with PepsiCo from 1990 to 1997 and with Philip Morris Cos., Inc. from 1982 to 1990.

David B. Edmonds

Senior Executive Vice President and Human Resources Director, AmSouth and AmSouth Bank

AmSouth Bancorporation

David B. Edmonds is head of the Human Resources Division at AmSouth. He joined the company in 1994 from Pepsi-Cola, where he headed Human Resources for the Southeastern region. He began his 25-year career in human resources at Mobil Oil Corp.

James R. Ellinghausen

Senior Vice President, Human Resources

Pulte Homes, Inc.

Jim Ellinghausen brings with him more than 20 years of progressive HR experience. Prior to joining Pulte, Jim spent over seven years with Bristol Meyers Squibb, the last two years as the Head of Human Resources for their Worldwide Businesses and its 44,000 employees. Before BMS, Jim worked for Frito-Lay a division of PepsiCo for more than nine years, where he moved quickly throughout the organization into several field-based HR assignments and later corporate HR roles. 

Jim received his undergraduate degree from Ohio State University and was a member of their varsity basketball team. He was drafted by the NBA and played professional basketball in Europe for 5 years, before returning to the United States to begin his career in Human Resources.

He is married to Joanie and they have two children, a son, Chris, and daughter, Lauren.

Bruce A. Johnson

Senior Vice President, Human Resources

The Timberland Co.

Bruce A. Johnson has been the company's Senior Vice President - Human Resources since June 2003. Prior to joining Timberland, he served as Vice President - Human Resources for DuPont Textile and Interiors from 2002 - 2003 and Vice President - Human Resources for Timberland from 2000 - 2002. Johnson was Senior Vice President of Human Resources at America West Airlines from 1997 - 2000.

Robert J. Lambert

Senior Vice President, Leadership and Organizational Development

New Century Financial Corp.

Robert J. Lambert -- a recognized expert in organization and executive development -- is Senior Vice President, Leadership and Organizational Development for New Century Financial Corp., a real estate investment trust and parent company of one of the nation's largest non-prime mortgage finance companies. In this position, he oversees the human resources, knowledge management, training and leadership education functions of the company.

Lambert has more than 20 years experience in multiple business disciplines and industries, serving as a senior human resources executive for three publicly traded Fortune 500 companies and as a senior partner in two global human resource-consulting firms. He has an extensive background working in complex business environments, such as high-growth and large-scale operations. Mr. Lambert has appeared as an organizational effectiveness expert on CNBC and CNNfn and has been profiled in numerous publications such as The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times.

Before joining New Century Financial Corp., Lambert established and operated his own management consulting practice. Prior to that, he was the founding partner of the Southern California office of Christian & Timbers and a partner with Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc. Lambert was also Executive Vice President of Stores & Operations for Carter Hawley Hale, the Chief Human Resources Officer for the Stride Rite Corp. and a senior human resources professional at PepsiCo, Inc.

He holds a master's degree in finance from Webster University, based in St. Louis, Mo., and a bachelor's degree from Arizona State University, in Tempe.

James G. (Jim) Lawler

Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer

Royal Ahold N.V.

Jim Lawler is a U.S. national. He joined Ahold in August 1999 as Executive Vice President of Human Resources for Giant-Landover. In November 2001, he became Executive Vice President of Human Resources for Ahold U.S.A. In November 2003, he assumed his current role of Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer.

Prior to joining Ahold, Mr. Lawler held the position of senior vice president of Human Resources in Rexam PLC's Coated Films and Papers sector and a variety of executive human resource positions at PepsiCo and Nordson Corp.

Daniel Marsili

Vice President, Global Human Resources

Colgate-Palmolive Co.

Daniel Marsili is Vice President, Human Resources, responsible for overseeing the Human Resources function for the company.

Daniel began his career with Colgate in 1991 in U.S. Human Resources, supporting Sales. He subsequently moved to Global Business Development and later to Corporate Human Resources, where he helped establish the global Succession Planning process. In 1995, Daniel was promoted to Director, Human Resources for the Africa/Middle East Division. Three years later he was promoted to Vice President, Human Resources - Latin America Division where he worked closely with subsidiary teams aligning HR activity with business needs.

In 2000, Daniel became Vice President, Human Resources for North America where he made significant contributions to the success of the North American business and the development of Colgate people in the Division. In 2004, Daniel was promoted to Vice President, Global Compensation, Benefits, and Labor Relations for Colgate-Palmolive, responsible for Colgate's compensation and benefits strategies and programs around globe. Daniel was promoted to his current position in 2005.

Before joining Colgate, he held positions with Pepsi-Cola Co. in Philadelphia, and Moonachie, N.J. and the Hyatt Corp. in New Orleans.

Daniel holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and a J.D. degree from Loyola University School of Law.

Steven Milovich

Senior Vice President, Corporate Human Resources, Organization and Leadership Development

The Walt Disney Co.

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Kevin A. Myatt

Associate Vice Chancellor and Chief Human Resource Officer

Vanderbilt University

Bio unavailable

David K. Norton

Senior Vice President, Human Resources

The New York Times Co.

Most recently David K. Norton served as executive vice president, worldwide human resources at Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., which he joined in 2000. From 1990 to 2000, Norton held various positions with PepsiCo, Inc., including senior vice president, human resources for Frito-Lay North America from 1997 to 2000, and senior vice president, human resources, Pepsi Food Systems, from 1995 to 1996. He began his career in 1977 at The Quaker Oats Co.

Norton received a B.A. degree from Michigan State University in 1977 and completed the Advanced Management Program at Northwestern University in 1999

David A. (Dave) Pace

Executive Vice President, Starbucks Coffee Partner Resources

Starbucks Corp.

Dave Pace joined Starbucks in July 2002 as executive vice president of Partner Resources. From 2000 to 2002, Mr. Pace was the president of i2 Technologies. From 1999 to 2000 Mr. Pace served as the chief human resources officer for HomeGrocer.com. From 1995 to 1999, he served as senior vice president of human resources for Tricon Restaurants International (now YUM! Brands, Inc.).

Ronald Parker

Senior Vice President, Human Resources

PepsiCo North America

Bio unavailable

Fred D. Paulenich

Senior Vice President, Worldwide Human Resources

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Fred Paulenich is the Senior Vice President, Worldwide Human Resources for Levi Strauss & Co. He is an accomplished human resources professional with a wide range of staff and business experience. As Senior Vice President, Worldwide Human Resources, Paulenich is a member of the Worldwide Leadership Team, an executive forum of the company's senior-most management. In his position, Paulenich leads company-wide efforts to attract and retain top talent for LS&CO. His responsibilities also include defining clear career paths and developing training programs to ensure that people at all levels of the organization are highly skilled and able to perform in the competitive apparel industry.

Prior to joining LS&CO. in March 2000, Paulenich was Vice President and Chief Personnel Officer at Pepsi-Cola North America. During his 14-year career at Pepsi, he served in a series of increasingly responsible positions, and was accountable for the redefinition and integration of the company's "Go-to-Market" process and organizational structure. Paulenich received a bachelor of arts degree from Hiram College in 1986.

Michael A. (Mike) Peel

Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Corporate Services

General Mills, Inc.

Michael A. Peel is Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Corporate Services. Peel joined the company in this position in 1991 from PepsiCo where he spent 14 years, last serving as Senior Vice President, Human Resources, responsible for PepsiCo Worldwide Foods. Peel is a director of Select Comfort Corporation.

James D. (Jim) Ranton

Senior Vice President, Human Resources

The Guardian Life Insurance Co. of America

James D. (Jim) Ranton is Senior Vice President, Human Resources. In this role, he functions as The Guardian Life Insurance Co.'s organizational strategist to attract, develop, and retain the best people. He also provides leadership to enhance organizational effectiveness.

Ranton further aligns Human Resources with the organization's corporate strategy and business model, and ensures that the necessary human resources infrastructure is in place. He also serves as a key adviser to senior management on human capital issues and is responsible for benefits and compensation.

Jim joined Guardian in March 2004. Prior to coming to Guardian, he held the position of Senior Human Resources Officer for the U.S. Consumer Assets Division of Citigroup. In this role, he was responsible for providing the Division with leadership, guidance and implementation in all areas of human resource management, including organization and leadership development, reward system development, performance management, employee relations, and staffing.

Earlier in his career, Jim was Vice President of Human Resources for Citizens Utilities in Stamford, Conn. Prior to that, he held progressively responsible positions in human resource management with other organizations including Carrier Corporation and PepsiCo.

Jim holds a master of science degree in Management from Purdue University, a master of business administration degree from the International Management Center, ESC Rouen, and a bachelor of science degree in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University.

Jim and his wife, Barbara, reside in Stamford, CT.

Jim Rouse

Vice President, Human Resources

Nestle Waters North America

Jim Rouse joined the organization in 1992 as corporate director, Human Resources. He came to the organization from Frito-Lay, a Pepsi Cola company, where he served as division sales manager; Southwest zone trade development manager; zone human resources manager; manufacturing employee relations manager and employee relations manager, sales. Prior to that, he was employee relations manager at Snyder General Corp. and sales representative for Gallo Wines.

Michael J. Rowe

Executive Vice President, Human Resources

Activision, Inc.

Michael Rowe has served as Executive Vice President, Human Resources since August 1999. Rowe joined Activision from Disney Consumer Products where he served as Vice President, Human Resources - North America from January 1998 to July 1999, providing leadership to more than 50 human resource professionals. From 1987 to 1997, Mr. Rowe worked at PepsiCo, Inc., where he served in various human resources leadership roles including as Vice President of the Taco Bell and Pepsi Cola divisions. Prior to this, Mr. Rowe was employed at General Motors' corporate headquarters.

He holds a B.A. in economics from the University of Michigan and a masters degree in industrial and labor relations from Cornell University.

Eva Sage-Gavin

Executive Vice President, Human Resources

Gap Inc.

Eva Sage-Gavin is Executive Vice President, Human Resources, of Gap Inc. As EVP of Human Resources, she sets the strategy for the company's human resources operations worldwide, including staffing and recruiting, rewards, recognition and employee benefits, employee communications, learning and development, and strategic change.

Sage-Gavin joined Gap Inc. in March 2003. Prior to Gap Inc., she worked at Sun Microsystems, where she was Senior Vice President of Human Resources, and at Disney Consumer Products, a division of The Walt Disney Co., where she also was Senior Vice President, Human Resources. In addition, she served in various senior human resources leadership positions for The PepsiCo Corp., including its Taco Bell division, and for Xerox Corp.

A supporter of several educational and nonprofit organizations, Sage-Gavin is active in her community and serves on a number of industry group boards. In 2002, the Santa Clara YWCA gave Eva a Talented Women in Industry award. She serves on the Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations Advisory Board and Cornell Advanced Human Resource Studies Center Board. Sage-Gavin works with the President's Council of Cornell Women, Alumni Relations Committee. In addition, she serves on the University of Southern California's Center for Effective Organizations Advisory Board. Sage-Gavin is also a member of the Human Resource Policy Association Board of Directors.

Sage-Gavin holds a bachelor's degree in industrial and labor relations from Cornell University.

Anne D. Sample

Senior Vice President, Human Resources

PepsiAmericas, Inc.

Anne D. Sample was named Senior Vice President, Human Resources in May 2001. Sample joined Pepsi-Cola North America in 1988 as a Human Resources Manager in the field operations. During her 10 years with PepsiCo, she held numerous human resource positions. In 1997, she joined Citibank as Vice President of Leadership, Staffing and Development.

Kevin D. Silva

Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer

MBIA Inc.

Kevin D. Silva is chief administrative officer for MBIA Insurance Corp. As manager of key support organizations for MBIA and its subsidiary businesses on a global basis, Silva oversees management services including: human resources, corporate communications, corporate administration, information resources, facilities, telecommunications and records management functions.

He is responsible for ensuring that MBIA has a well-developed global workforce in place to meet MBIA's business goals. He works with the board of directors and the chief executive officer to manage the company's key executive succession plans, compensation programs and organization design. In addition to his role as counselor and advisor to the board and to the chief executive officer, he is responsible for the integration of companies and employees made through recent acquisitions by MBIA. In addition, he manages the marketing, advertising and public relations functions of MBIA and its subsidiaries.

Silva joined MBIA in 1996 from Merrill Lynch & Co., where he was first vice president and director of human resources for Global Capital Markets. He managed a $1 billion compensation system through a global staff of 100. Merrill Lynch is a worldwide financial services company of over 40,000 employees in over 100 locations.

Prior to that position, he was vice president for global human resources and development at MasterCard International. Mr. Silva also held senior positions with Pepsi Cola Co., rising to executive director of Pepsi Cola Management Institute, and held sales and marketing positions with Keebler Co.

Silva has 25 years' experience working with senior management in a variety of senior human resource, senior executive development and senior sales management positions. He has an extensive background in marketing organization development, design of compensation and benefit systems, executive assessment and succession planning, and facilities management. He is also experienced in board composition and recruiting, board governance and board compensation.

A resident of Manhasset, Long Island, Silva holds a master's degree in psychology from New York University and a bachelor's degree in communications from St. John's University.

Peter C. (Pete) Smith

Chief Human Resources Officer

Burger King Holdings, Inc.

Peter C. Smith has served as Chief Human Resources Officer since December 2003. From September 1998 to November 2003, Mr. Smith served as Senior Vice President of Human Resources at AutoNation.

Garrett J. Ulrich

Vice President, Human Resources

Friendly Ice Cream Corp.

Garrett J. Ulrich has been the Vice President of Human Resources since September 1991. Prior to joining the company, Ulrich served as the Vice President of Human Resources of Dun & Bradstreet Information Services, North America from 1988 to 1991. From 1978 to 1988, Ulrich held various human resource executive and managerial positions at Pepsi Cola Company, a division of PepsiCo.

Thomas P. (Tom) Waldron

Executive Vice President, Human Resources, Communications, and Administration

ING North America Insurance Corp.

Tom Waldron leads the human resources, communications and corporate security functions for ING Insurance Americas and U.S. Financial Services (USFS). He assumed this role in January 2004.

Waldron previously was head of ING corporate HR and management development at the company's headquarters in Amsterdam. Tom joined ING through its acquisition of Aetna Financial Services in 2000 where he was previously the head of HR for their global enterprise. He has dedicated his career to the field of Human Resources and has gained his experience in senior HR roles with other Fortune 100 companies.

During his career he has gained broad experience in influencing the Human Resources & Management Development and communications agenda on a global basis. He has played an active role in companies dealing with explosive entrepreneurial growth, significant turn-around environments, rapid global expansion, large acquisitions and divestitures in extremely competitive environments.

He has a B.A. in management and human resources from the University of Illinois. As well, Waldron has participated in several Human Resources & Management Development executive development programs and participates regularly in international forums addressing the future state of human resources in large global companies.

Thomas W. (Tom) Weidenkopf

Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Communications

Honeywell International Inc.

Thomas W. Weidenkopf is senior vice president of Human Resources and Communications for Honeywell, a position he was appointed to in April 2002. Prior to this, he was Vice President of Human Resources for Honeywell Aerospace, a position he held since March 1999. Within Aerospace, Tom was responsible for developing all aspects of Human Resource strategy, including organization capability and effectiveness, succession planning, staffing and leadership development, compensation and associate satisfaction. Honeywell Aerospace is a portfolio of business units with annual revenue of $10 billion and 45,000 employees throughout the world.

Tom joined Honeywell in 1995 as director, Global Staffing and Development, and was responsible for leading the company-wide staffing function with particular emphasis on executive assessment, selection and development. In 1997, he was named vice president, Human Resources for the Aerospace Marketing, Sales & Service strategic business unit. MS&S encompassed several aerospace service businesses as well as the global customer management organization.

Prior to Honeywell, Tom was manager, Organization and Staffing, at General Electric's Kidder Peabody unit. From 1981 through 1993, he held a number of human resources leadership positions with the Pepsi-Cola and Pizza Hut units of PepsiCo Inc. Born in 1959; Weidenkopf is a graduate of Cornell University's School of Industrial and Labor relations.

Tom is married and has two children.

Dennis Zeleny

Executive Vice President, Human Resources

Caremark Rx, Inc.

Dennis Zeleny has been Executive Vice President of Human Resources of the Company since August 2005. Prior to joining the Company, Zeleny served as Senior Vice President of Global Human Resources for E.I. duPont de Nemours & Co.

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