Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors

Ann M. Sardini , Chair of the Board , (Term Expires 2023)

Ann M. Sardini, age 72, has served as a Director since May 2008 and as Chair of the Board since April 29, 2021. In addition to our Board, she also currently chairs the board and Audit Committee of Ideal Protein, a private equity-owned weight-loss company.  Ms. Sardini is an independent advisor and consultant to early and mid-stage companies and private equity firms. Through In Progress Advisors, which she founded in 2013, Ms. Sardini provides client companies with strategic and practical guidance for successful growth, M&A, capital structuring and exit strategies, and serves on the advisory boards of Grant Avenue Capital and chairs the advisory board of Target 100. From April 2001 to June 2012, Ms. Sardini served as the Chief Financial Officer of Weight Watchers International, Inc. From September 1999 to December 2001, she served as Chief Financial Officer of Vitamin Shoppe.com, Inc., an e-commerce seller of vitamins and nutritional supplements, and from March 1995 to August 1999, she served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for global media company Sesame Workshop (Children’s Television Workshop). In addition, Ms. Sardini previously held finance positions at QVC, Inc., Chris Craft Industries, and the National Broadcasting Company. In addition to her current board service, Ms. Sardini previously served on the board of directors of Pier 1 Imports, chaired its Audit Committee, and served on the Restructuring Committee until the company's liquidation in October 2020. She has also previously served on the boards of directors for Promise Project Fund for the City of New York and Weight Watchers Danone China Ltd., and on the advisory board of Learnvest.com.

Ms. Sardini holds a B.A. from Boston College and an M.B.A from Simmons College Graduate School of Management.

Mark R. Hunter , (Term Expires 2025)

Mark R. Hunter, age 59, has served as a Director since April 2020. Mr. Hunter most recently served as President and CEO of the Molson Coors Brewing Company from January 2015 to September 2019. From January 2013 to December 2014, he served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Molson Coors Europe. From June 2012 to January 2013, he served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Molson Coors Central Europe. From December 2007 to June 2012, he served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Molson Coors UK. Prior to that, he served in various roles of increasing responsibility for Molson Coors and its predecessor, Bass Brewers, since 1989. Mr. Hunter is currently the Chairman of the Artisanal Spirits Company, a post he has held since March 2021. Mr. Hunter also served as a non-executive director from 2011 to 2014 of the 2 Sisters Food Group, a leading privately-owned European private label food business. Mr. Hunter holds a Bachelor Honours degree in Marketing and Business Administration from the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland, where he was also awarded an Honorary Doctorate in 2009. Mr. Hunter also served for two terms as President of the Incorporated Society of British Advertisers and as Vice Chairman on the International Alliance for Responsible Drinking. Mr. Hunter is the Chairman of the Audit Committee of our Board of Directors.

Linda K. Massman , (Term Expires 2025)

Linda K. Massman, 55, was elected to the TreeHouse Board of Directors on July 28, 2016. Ms. Massman was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Clearwater Paper Corporation until her retirement on April 1, 2020. Previously, Ms. Massman served as Clearwater Paper’s President and Chief Operating Officer from 2011-2013. Prior to that, Ms. Massman served as Clearwater Paper’s Chief Financial Officer from 2008 to 2011. Before joining Clearwater Paper, Ms. Massman served as group vice president of finance and corporate planning for SUPERVALU Inc., following its acquisition of Albertson's Inc, where she served in a similar capacity. Prior to that, Ms. Massman was a business strategy consultant for Accenture.

In 2016, she became the first vice chairwoman for the American Forest & Paper Association and in 2017, she was the chairwoman for the American Forest & Paper Association. Ms. Massman currently serves on the board of directors of Caliber and Darigold Inc. She earned her Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from the University of North Dakota and holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. Ms. Massman is the Chairman of the Nominating & Corporate Governance Committee and a member of the Audit and Compensation Committees of our Board of Directors.

Steven Oakland , (Term Expires 2024)

Steven Oakland, age 61, has served as a Director since March 2, 2018 and was appointed to serve as our Chief Executive Officer and President, effective March 26, 2018. Mr. Oakland previously served as Vice Chair and President, U.S. Food and Beverage of The J.M. Smucker Company (“Smucker’s”) (NYSE: SJM), a manufacturer of branded food products, from May 2016 to February 2018. He previously served as President, Coffee and Foodservice of Smucker’s from April 2015 to April 2016; President, International Food Service of Smucker’s from May 2011 to March 2015; and President, U.S. Retail-Smucker’s Jif, and Hungry Jack from August 2008 to May 2011. Prior to that, Mr. Oakland served in increasingly senior positions, including General Manager of Smucker’s Canadian operations from 1995 to 1999.

Mr. Oakland currently serves on the board of directors of Foot Locker, Inc. (NYSE: FL), an athletic footwear and apparel retailer, and Foster Farms, a privately held poultry company. Mr. Oakland earned his B.A in Marketing and Economics from the University of Mount Union.

Scott D. Ostfeld , (Term Expires 2023)

Scott D. Ostfeld, age 45, has served as a Director since April 2022.  Mr. Ostfeld is a Partner of JANA Partners LLC, a New York based investment firm, and Co-Portfolio Manager of JANA Strategic Investments, a strategy specializing in enhancing shareholder value through active engagement. Prior to joining JANA Partners in 2006, Mr. Ostfeld was at GSC Partners, where he served in their distressed debt private equity group and focused on acquiring companies through the restructuring process and enhancing value as an equity owner. Mr. Ostfeld was previously an investment banker at Credit Suisse First Boston Corporation, where he worked on M&A and capital raising. From 2019 to 2022, Mr. Ostfeld served on the board of Conagra Brands, HD Supply Holdings Inc. from 2017 to 2020, and Team Health Holdings, Inc. from 2016 to 2017. He serves as a member of the advisory board of Columbia University’s Richman Center for Business, Law, and Public Policy.

Mr. Ostfeld holds a B.A. from Columbia University, a J.D. from Columbia Law School, and an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School.  Mr. Ostfeld is a member of the Audit Committee of our Board of Directors.

Jill A. Rahman , (Term Expires 2024)

Jill A. Rahman, 61, has served as a Director since November 2020. Ms. Rahman currently serves as Chief Operating Officer for the Greater Chicago Food Depository since June 2020, where she leads operations, finance, IT, human resources and strategic initiatives for the Greater Chicago Food Depository, which includes a network of more than 700 partner organizations which work together to bring food, dignity, and hope across Chicago. Ms. Rahman has more than 30 years of experience in the consumer-packaged goods industry at companies including The Kraft Heinz Company, Newell Brands, and Conagra Brands. She most recently served as the President of the International division at Conagra Brands, a consumer packaged goods food company, from 2016 until her retirement in June 2020.

From 2016 – 2020, Ms. Rahman served on the board of directors as Chairman for Agro Tech Foods, a publicly traded affiliate of Conagra Brands in India. Ms. Rahman currently serves on the board of directors for Berry Global, Inc., a global manufacturer and marketer of plastic packaging products. She earned her Bachelor of Business Administration from Howard University and her Master of Business Administration from Indiana University. Ms. Rahman is a member of the Compensation Committee of our Board of Directors.

Joseph E. Scalzo , (Term Expires 2024)

Joseph E. Scalzo, age 63, has served as a Director since April 2022.  Since 2013, Mr. Scalzo has served as the Chief Executive Officer and President of Atkins Nutritionals, Inc. (“Atkins” now known as Simply Good Foods USA, Inc.), and as a member of its Board of Directors.  Mr. Scalzo has also served as the Chief Executive Officer and President of The Simply Good Foods Company and a member of its Board of Directors since its acquisition of Atkins in July 2017.  From November 2005 to February 2011, Mr. Scalzo served as a senior executive in various roles at Dean Foods, including as President and Chief Operating Officer, as well as President and Chief Executive Officer of WhiteWave Foods, Inc. Prior to that, he held various executive roles at the Gillette Company, where he spearheaded the successful three-year turnaround of the company’s one billion dollar global personal care business, and The Coca-Cola Company.  Mr. Scalzo began his career at The Procter & Gamble Company in 1985.  Mr. Scalzo previously served on the boards of HNI Corporation from 2003 to 2009, Earthbound Farm LLC from 2010 to 2013, and Focus Brands from 2014 to 2020.

Mr. Scalzo received a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame.  He is a member of our Audit and Compensation Committees of our Board of Directors.

Jean E. Spence , (Term Expires 2023)

Jean E. Spence, 64, an independent consultant to several consumer products companies, has served as a Director since September 2018. Ms. Spence was formerly Executive Vice President of Research, Development, & Quality at Mondelēz International, Inc. ("Mondēlez"), a global leader in biscuits, chocolate, gum, candy and powdered beverages from 2012 to 2015. Prior to the 2012 spin-off transaction to form Mondelēz International Inc., Ms. Spence served in the same capacity at parent company Kraft Foods, Inc. ("Kraft") from 2004 to 2012, where she was responsible for research and development which included new product innovation, improving quality and food safety on a worldwide basis, coordinating global compliance programs, scientific relations, regulatory relations, microbiology, and auditing. She has represented the food industry on the Department of Homeland Security Advisory Council, and represented Kraft on the International Life Sciences Institute and Junior Achievement of Chicago Boards.

Ms. Spence serves on the Advisory Board of the Agri-Food Tech Fund of Praesidium Private Investments and is an External Advisor to Bain & Company. Ms. Spence is Immediate Past Chair and current Trustee of the Clarkson University Board of Trustees. She earned a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Clarkson University and a Master’s in Chemical Engineering from Manhattan College. Ms. Spence is the Chairman of the Compensation Committee and a member of the Nominating & Corporate Governance Committee of our Board of Directors.

Kenneth I. Tuchman , (Term Expires 2023)

Kenneth I. Tuchman, age 71, has served as a Director since March 2021. Mr. Tuchman was a Vice-Chairman of the investment and corporate banking groups of Bank of Montreal Capital Markets, a bank and financial consultant from April 2010 to December 2016. From June 2007 to April 2009, Mr. Tuchman served as Vice Chairman at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, where he focused on investment banking in the consumer and retail sector. From March 1997 to June 2007, he was Chairman of Global Banking for the Americas at Dresdner Kleinwort Ltd. (Wasserstein Perella Group).  Prior to Wasserstein, Mr. Tuchman spent more than 16 years at Lehman Brothers, a financial services firm, where he was a Managing Director and Co-Head of the Global M&A Group. Mr. Tuchman is currently an Advisory Board Member of Golden Falcon Acquisition Corp. and also serves on the board of directors of the Hank Aaron Chasing the Dream Foundation.  Mr. Tuchman previously served on the board of directors of Smart & Final Stores, Inc., Gordmans Stores, Parisian Department Stores and DeMoulas Supermarkets (dba Market Basket), and as a member of the Board of Overseers at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. 

Mr. Tuchman received a B.S. in Management from the State University of New York at Buffalo, magna cum laude with highest distinction, Beta Gamma Sigma and holds MBA and J.D. degrees from the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Tuchman is a member of the Audit and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committees of our Board of Directors.

Jason J. Tyler , (Term Expires 2025)

Jason J. Tyler, age 51, has served as a Director since April 2019. Mr. Tyler currently serves as Chief Financial Officer of Northern Trust Corporation. Prior to that, he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Northern Trust's Wealth Management business. His prior roles include serving as Global Head of Corporate Strategy for the company and Global Head of the Institutional Group at Northern Trust Asset Management.

Mr. Tyler joined Northern Trust in 2011 from Ariel Investments, where he served as Senior Vice President, Director of Research Operations, and as a member of the Investment Committee. Previously, he served in various leadership roles in Corporate Finance and Banking at American National Bank/Bank One.

Mr. Tyler earned an M.B.A. from University of Chicago Booth School of Business and an A.B. from Princeton University. He is a Trustee of the University of Chicago, Board Chair at the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools, and an Advisory Council member of the Becker Friedman Institute.  He is a Director of Advance Illinois, Northwestern Memorial Healthcare Foundation, and the Joffrey Ballet where he formerly served as Chairman. Mr. Tyler is a member of the Compensation and Nominating & Corporate Governance Committees of our Board of Directors.

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Stockholder Communication with the Board

Stockholders and other interested parties may contact the Board, the non-management directors or any individual director (including the Chairman of the Board) by writing to them c/o TreeHouse Foods, Inc., Corporate Secretary, 2021 Spring Road, Suite 600, Oak Brook, IL 60523, and such mail will be forwarded to the director or directors, as the case may be.