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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 2016, having previously served as President and Chief Executive Officer since December 2012, as President and Chief Operating Officer since February 2012, as President and Chief Merchandising Officer since February 2009, and as Executive Vice President - Chief Merchandising Officer since November 2007. Mr. Sandfort previously 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 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 of AquaSpy Inc. from 2009 to 2012. National Director of CFO Services and Operating Committee Member of Tatum, LLC from 2005 to 2009. Partner in Tatum, LLC from 1999 to 2009. Other directorships: B&G Foods, Inc. (Audit Committee Chair) since 2004 and Office Depot, Inc. since August 2013. Ms. Jamison was selected to serve on our Board primarily due to her standing as a financial expert.
Johnston C. Adams
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 since 2005. Mr. Bewley was selected to serve on our Board primarily due to his extensive legal and corporate governance experience.
Keith Halbert
Director since 2015
Founder and President of HalbertGroup, LLC since 2011. Previously, Mr. Halbert served as Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer for United Continental Holdings from 2010 to 2011 and as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer for United Airlines from 2007 to 2010. Mr. Halbert has also held several management and leadership positions at various companies including Electronic Data Systems, HomeDepot, First Data Corporation, and Delta Air Lines. Mr. Halbert’s deep information technology knowledge and risk management expertise are valuable assets to the Board and the Tractor Supply team.
Ram Krishnan
Director since 2016
Senior Vice President and Chief Customer Officer of Global Sales for PepsiCo since 2016. Mr. Krishnan was Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for Frito-Lay from 2014 until 2016, having previously held a variety of leadership roles with Frito-Lay beginning in 2006. Prior to joining Frito-Lay, Mr. Krishnan held multiple management roles with General Motors. Mr. Krishnan was selected to serve on our Board primarily due to his extensive marketing experience.
George MacKenzie
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 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. Other directorship: Einstein Noah Restaurant Group since 2012. Ms. Morris’ executive leadership positions in retail/restaurants and experience with executive compensation issues provides the Board with a wealth of knowledge.
Gregory A. Sandfort
Chief Executive Officer, Director since 2013
Mr. Sandfort has served as Chief Executive Officer for Tractor Supply Company since May 2016, having previously served as President and Chief Executive Officer since December 2012, as President and Chief Operating Officer since February 2012, as President and Chief Merchandising Officer since February 2009, and as Executive Vice President - Chief Merchandising Officer since November 2007. Mr. Sandfort previously 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 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
President and Chief Executive Officer of Retail Optical North America at Luxottica Group SpA since January 2013. 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. Mr. Weikel was selected to serve on our Board primarily due to his extensive experience in the retail industry.

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