Leadership Team

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Steven Oakland , Chief Executive Officer and President

Steven Oakland, age 60, has served as a Director since March 2, 2018 and has been appointed to serve as our Chief Executive Officer and President, effective March 26, 2018. Mr. Oakland has 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, since May 2016. 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. Mr. Oakland has spent most of his career at Smucker’s, serving 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, Foster Farms, a privately held poultry company, and MTD Products Corporation, a privately-held outdoor products manufacturer. Mr. Oakland earned his B.A in Marketing and Economics from the University of Mount Union.

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William J. Kelley Jr. , Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

William J. Kelley Jr. (“Bill”), 57, is our Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. He served as Interim Chief Financial Officer from November 2019 to February 2020. Prior to that, he was our Senior Vice President, Corporate and Operations, Finance. A food industry veteran, Bill joined TreeHouse in 2016 as Vice President Finance and Corporate Controller. Prior to TreeHouse, Bill was with The Kraft Heinz Company, as Head of Global Internal Audit. Before Kraft, he was employed by The Hillshire Brands Company, as Senior Vice President, Corporate Controller and Chief Accounting Officer. Prior to Hillshire, Bill held several senior roles of increasing responsibility at USG Corporation, PepsiAmericas, Arthur Andersen, and Cargill, Inc. Mr. Kelley holds a B.A. in Accounting from Clark Atlanta University and a MBA in Accounting and Strategy from the University of Chicago. In 2020, Mr. Kelley was elected to the Board of Directors of Thor Industries, Inc., (NYSE: THO) the sole owner of operating subsidiaries that, combined, represent the world's largest manufacturer of RVs.

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Kristy N. Waterman , Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary

Kristy N. Waterman, age 41, joined TreeHouse on July 1, 2021 and is our Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary. Prior to joining TreeHouse, Ms. Waterman served as Senior Vice President, Strategy and Chief Administrative Officer of DFA Dairy Brands, the division of Dairy Farmers of America that acquired a substantial portion of Dean Foods Company. Prior to DFA Dairy Brands, Ms. Waterman served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary and Government Affairs of Dean Foods Company and had responsibility for all legal and regulatory matters. She joined Dean Foods in 2014 and held positions of increasing responsibility within the legal department. Ms. Waterman began her career in the Dallas offices of Gardere, Wynne, Sewell and Norton Rose Fulbright, where she practiced general and corporate law, with a focus on mergers, acquisitions, transactions, securities, corporate governance and reporting and filing obligations. Ms. Waterman received her undergraduate degree from University of Texas at Austin and earned her law degree from St. Mary’s University School of Law.

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Lori G. Roberts , SVP, Chief Human Resources Officer

Lori G. Roberts, age 61, is our Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer, Human Resources. Ms. Roberts joined TreeHouse in 2015 as Senior Vice President of Human Resources responsible for compensation, benefits, recruiting, corporate communications, labor and employee relations supporting over 16,000 employees in the United States and Canada. Prior to joining TreeHouse, Ms. Roberts was with TMK IPSCO where she was the Vice President of Human Resources and Chief Human Resources Officer. She brings deep experience in Human Resources strategy having held positions with companies including Wallace Computer, The Claymore Group and Cummins Inc. where she supported their manufacturing operations for 13 years. Ms. Roberts earned her Bachelors and Masters degrees from Indiana University.

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Amit R. Philip , SVP, Chief Strategy Officer

Amit Philip, 43, joined TreeHouse Foods in 2019 as Senior Vice President, Chief Strategy Officer. Prior to joining TreeHouse, Mr. Philip was with The Hershey Company for seven years where he was most recently Vice President, Global Analytics & Insights. Mr. Philip also held leadership roles in both Corporate and Business Unit strategy at Hershey. Prior to joining Hershey, Mr. Philip was a Management Consultant with A.T. Kearney. Mr. Philip started his career with Schlumberger as technology consultant. Mr. Philip holds an MBA from Duke University and a Bachelors degree in Computer Science from Purdue University.

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Catherine “Triona” Schmelter , SVP, Chief Transformation Officer

Triona Schmelter, age 52, is our Senior Vice President, Chief Transformation Officer, a role she has held since February 2020. From January 2019 to February 2020, she was President of the Meal Solutions Division. Ms. Schmelter, with over 20 years in the food industry, joined TreeHouse in 2016. Prior to TreeHouse, she held a variety of leadership roles at both Kraft and General Mills. During her decade at Kraft, she held roles of increasing responsibility in Marketing including Vice President, Meals. Prior to Kraft, Ms. Schmelter spent eight years at General Mills working primarily on the Cheerios and Yoplait businesses. She started her career as a Certified Public Accountant with Arthur Anderson. Ms. Schmelter holds an MBA from Northwestern University’s J.L. Kellogg School of Business Management and a B.A in Accounting and Art History from the University of Notre Dame. In 2019, Ms. Schmelter was elected to the Board of Directors of Steelcase, Inc., (NYSE: SCS) a leading manufacturer of furniture for offices, hospitals and classrooms.

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Mark A. Fleming , SVP, Division President, Meal Preparation

Mark Fleming, age 50, is our Senior Vice President, Division President Meal Preparation, a role he has held since February 2020. From September 2018 to February 2020, he was President of the Baked Goods Division. Previously, he served as the President of the Meals Division. Mr. Fleming joined TreeHouse in February 2016 as the Vice President and General Manager, Retail Bakery, as part of the acquisition of ConAgra’s Private Brands business, a position he held since 2013. Prior to ConAgra, Mr. Fleming spent five years at Heinz, serving in several senior marketing roles including Vice President of Food Service Ketchup and Senior Director of SmartOnes frozen nutritional meals. The early part of his professional career included a range of marketing roles at Kraft Foods and Reckitt Benckiser, where he managed brands such as A1 steak sauce, Honey Bunches of Oats cereal, and Lysol cleaning products. Mr. Fleming earned his MBA from Duke University and his B.A. in Business Administration from Franklin and Marshall College.

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Kevin G. Jackson , SVP, Division President, Snacking and Beverages and Chief Commercial Officer

Kevin Jackson, age 55, joined TreeHouse Foods in February 2020 as Senior Vice President, Division President,Snacking & Beverages Division. Mr. Jackson has over 25 years of consumer packaged goods management, marketing, and sales experience. Prior to joining TreeHouse, Mr. Jackson was with The J.M. Smucker Company ("Smucker's") (NYSE: SJM) for seventeen years where he was most recently the Senior Vice President, U.S. Retail Sales and North American Away From Home Division. Prior to joining Smucker's, Mr. Jackson was a brand manager at Brach's Confections and Constellation Brands. Mr. Jackson earned his MBA from New York Institute of Technology and his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Colorado, Boulder. Mr. Jackson is part of Revenue 50 and Sales Executive Share Group.

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Sean Lewis , SVP, Chief Customer Officer

Sean Lewis, age 47, joined TreeHouse in August 2019 as Vice President of Sales, National & Regional West and is a seasoned commercial leader with extensive consumer packaged goods experience. He spent nearly 20 years with Kraft Heinz and Nabisco, where he held several regional, district, category and business lead roles with increasing responsibility, including the development, pursuit and leadership of customer relationships to achieve revenue, share and distribution growth and optimal shelving. Mr. Lewis also spent time with Mizkan America as Customer Vice President, West Area, where he was responsible for all aspects of driving revenue including strategic planning, team leadership and development, territory alignment, and customer management. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix.

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Curt B. Craig , SVP, Chief Supply Chain Officer

Curt B. Craig, age 50, joined TreeHouse on August 30, 2021 and is our Senior Vice President, Chief Supply Chain Officer. Curt joins TreeHouse from McCormick & Company, Inc., where he most recently served as Vice President, Americas Supply Chain. Curt has over twenty-five years experience in supply chain roles at leading consumer products companies. He joined McCormick in 2013 following an eighteen-year career in operations and supply chain at Procter & Gamble. Mr. Craig holds a B.S. in General Science from Morehouse College, a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and a Global Supply Chain Executive MBA from the University of Tennessee.