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Officers & Directors

Officers & Directors

Executive Officers

Gregory A. Sandfort
Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Sandfort has served as Chief Executive Officer for Tractor Supply Company since May 2012. He served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company since December 2012 to May 2016. Prior to that time, he served as President and Chief Operating Officer of the Company since February 2012. Mr. Sandfort previously served as President and Chief Merchandising Officer of the Company since February 2009, after having served as Executive Vice President - Chief Merchandising Officer of the Company since November 2007. Mr. Sandfort served as President and Chief Operating Officer at Michaels Stores, Inc. from March 2006 to August 2007 and as Executive Vice President - General Merchandise Manager at Michaels Stores, Inc. from January 2004 to February 2006. Mr. Sandfort has served as a director of the Company since February 2013. Other directorship: WD-40 Company since October 2011. Mr. Sandfort serves as the Company's Chief Executive Officer and brings to the Board invaluable management, leadership and operations experience from previous positions in public and private retail companies.
Kurt D. Barton
Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
Kurt D. Barton has served as Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Tractor Supply Company since March 2017, having previously served as Senior Vice President, Controller and Assistant Corporate Secretary since February 2016 and as Vice President, Controller and Assistant Corporate Secretary from February 2009 to January 2016. Mr. Barton joined Tractor Supply Company in August 1999 and held various other leadership roles in both accounting and internal audit throughout the period of 1999 thru 2009. Prior to joining Tractor Supply Company, Mr. Barton, a Certified Public Accountant, began his career in public accounting in 1993, spending six years at Ernst & Young, LLP.
Steve K. Barbarick
President and Chief Merchandising Officer
Mr. Steve Barbarick has served as President and Chief Merchandising Officer for Tractor Supply Company since May 2016, having previously served as Executive Vice President, Chief Merchandising Officer since March 2015, as Executive Vice President, Merchandising and Marketing since September 2012, as Senior Vice President of Merchandising since 2011, as Vice President of Merchandising since 2009, and as Vice President and Divisional Merchandise Manager since 2003. Mr. Barbarick began his career with Tractor Supply Company as a Buyer in 1998. Prior to joining Tractor Supply Company, Mr. Barbarick was a Buyer at Builders Square from 1994 to 1998.
Chad M. Frazell
Senior Vice President, Human Resources
Mr. Chad Frazell has served as Senior Vice President of Human Resources for Tractor Supply Company since August 2014. Prior to joining the company, Mr. Frazell was the Senior Vice President of Human Resources for Shopko Stores Operating Co., LLC. From 2008 to 2011, he served as Vice President, Human Resources for Kohl’s Corporation, where he began as a store manager in 1999. Prior to 1999, Mr. Frazell served as a store manager and assistant manager for Target Corporation. He began his career with Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., where he served as an assistant manager and sales associate. Mr. Frazell is a graduate of the University of Northern Iowa with a Bachelor degree in Business Management.
Robert D. Mills
Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer
Robert Mills has served as the Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer for Tractor Supply Company since February 2014. Prior to joining the Company, Rob was the Chief Information Officer for Ulta Beauty. From 2005 to 2011, Rob was the Vice President, Chief Information Officer for the online business unit at Sears Holdings Corporation where he began as an Information Technology Customer Relationship Leader in 2001. Prior to 2001, he held roles at Allstate Insurance, Rockwell International Telecommunications Division, and Household Finance Corporation.
Benjamin F. Parrish Jr.
Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
Ben Parrish has served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Real Estate and Construction and Corporate Secretary for Tractor Supply Company since February 2016, having previously served as Senior Vice President - General Counsel and Corporate Secretary since October 2010. Prior to joining Tractor Supply Company, Mr. Parrish served as Executive Vice President and General Counsel of MV Transportation, Inc., a transportation services company, from September 2008 until he joined Tractor Supply Company. Mr. Parrish served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Central Parking Corporation, a parking services company, from 1998 to 2008.

Board of Directors

Cynthia T. Jamison
Chairman, Director since 2002
Served as Chief Financial Officer or Chief Operating Officer of several companies during her tenure from 1999 to 2009 at Tatum, LLC. From 2005 to 2009, led the CFO Services practice and was a member of the firm's Operating Committee. Served as CFO of AquaSpy Inc. from 2009 to 2012. Other directorships: Office Depot, Inc. since August 2013, Darden Restaurants, Inc. (Audit Committee Chair) since October 2014 and Big Lots, Inc. since May 2015. Ms. Jamison was selected to serve on our Board due to her financial and strategic leadership experience, her governance experience and her financial expertise.
Johnston C. Adams Jr.
Director since 2007
Served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of AutoZone, Inc. from 1997 until 2001. Other directorships: WD-40 Company from 2001 to 2011 and EXEGO Corporation Limited (Australia) from 2008 to 2011. Mr. Adams was selected to serve on our Board primarily because of his wealth of senior leadership and retail experience.
Peter D. Bewley
Director since 2011
Served as Senior Vice President-General Counsel and Secretary of The Clorox Company from 1998 to 2005. Served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Novacare, Inc. from 1994 to 1998. Mr. Bewley holds an Advanced Professional Directors Certificate from the American College of Corporate Directors. Other directorship: WD-40 Company (Governance Committee Chair) since 2005. Mr. Bewley was selected to serve on our Board primarily due to his extensive legal and corporate governance experience.
Ram Krishnan
Director since 2016
Chief Customer Officer and Senior Vice President/General Manager of Global Sales for PepsiCo since 2016. Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of Frito-Lay (a division of PepsiCo) from 2014 to 2016. Senior Vice President of Brand Marketing of Frito-Lay in 2013. Vice President of PepsiCo Global Brands from 2011 to 2013. Various other offices with Frito-Lay from 2006 to 2011. Senior Brand Manager for General Motors Cadillac Division 2000 to 2006. Mr. Krishnan was selected to serve on our Board primarily because of his extensive senior executive experience and his standing as a marketing expert.
George MacKenzie Jr.
Director since 2007
Non-executive Chairman of American Water since May 2006. Served as interim Chief Executive Officer of American Water from January 2006 to April 2006. Served as interim President and Chief Executive Officer of C&D Technologies, Inc. from March 2005 to July 2005. Served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of P.H. Glatfelter Company from September 2001 to June 2002. Other directorships: Safeguard Scientifics, Inc. (Audit Committee Chair) since 2003; American Water since 2003 and C&D Technologies from 1999 until 2010. Mr. MacKenzie was selected to serve on our Board primarily because of his extensive senior executive experience and his standing as a financial expert.
Edna K. Morris
Director since 2004
Chief Executive Officer/Partner of Range Restaurant Group since 2008. Managing Director, Axum Capital Partners since October 2009. Previously, Ms. Morris served as President of various brands, including Blue Coral, James Beard Foundation, Red Lobster and Quincy’s from 1996 through 2006. Prior to that, Ms. Morris was Executive Vice President/Human Resources for Hardee’s Food Systems and Advantica Restaurant Group from 1987 to 1996. Ms. Morris has also previously served as President of the Women’s Foodservice Forum, Cosi and as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Culinary Institute of America. Ms. Morris was selected to serve on our Board due to her experience in executive leadership positions in retail/restaurants and considerable knowledge in human resources and executive compensation matters.
Gregory A. Sandfort
Chief Executive Officer, Director since 2013
Mr. Sandfort has served as Chief Executive Officer for Tractor Supply Company since May 2012. He served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company since December 2012 to May 2016. Prior to that time, he served as President and Chief Operating Officer of the Company since February 2012. Mr. Sandfort previously served as President and Chief Merchandising Officer of the Company since February 2009, after having served as Executive Vice President - Chief Merchandising Officer of the Company since November 2007. Mr. Sandfort served as President and Chief Operating Officer at Michaels Stores, Inc. from March 2006 to August 2007 and as Executive Vice President - General Merchandise Manager at Michaels Stores, Inc. from January 2004 to February 2006. Mr. Sandfort has served as a director of the Company since February 2013. Other directorship: WD-40 Company since October 2011. Mr. Sandfort serves as the Company's Chief Executive Officer and brings to the Board invaluable management, leadership and operations experience from previous positions in public and private retail companies.
Mark J. Weikel
Director since 2014
Served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Retail Optical North America at Luxottica Group SpA since January 2013 to March 2014 and Senior Business Advisor from March 2014 to December 2014. Mr. Weikel was President and General Manager for Lenscrafters at Luxottica Group SpA from January 2011 until January 2013. Mr. Weikel joined Luxottica in February 2010 as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Sunglass Hut North America. Prior to joining Luxottica, Mr. Weikel was Chief Operating Officer of Lord & Taylor from 2007 to 2008. He held a variety of leadership roles including Chief Operating Officer and President at Victoria's Secret, from 2003 to 2007. Before that, he held a variety of leadership roles with the May Department Stores Company, including Chief Financial Officer and Chairman for Foley's Department Stores. Other directorships: OneSight, a non-profit organization, since April 2012, The Gymboree Corporation since November 2014 and 2020 On-site Optometry, Inc. since December 2015. Mr. Weikel was selected to serve on our Board primarily due to his extensive experience in the retail industry, his service as a senior executive and his financial expertise.

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