Sam K. Reed

Chairman of the Board & Chief Executive Officer

Sam K. Reed, age 69, is the Chairman of our Board of Directors. Mr. Reed has served as our Chief Executive Officer since January 2005 and President from July 2011 to August 2016. Prior to joining us, Mr. Reed was a principal in TreeHouse LLC, an entity unrelated to the Company that was formed to pursue investment opportunities in consumer packaged goods businesses. From March 2001 to April 2002, Mr. Reed served as Vice Chairman of Kellogg Company. From January 1996 to March 2001, Mr. Reed served as the President and Chief Executive Officer and as a director of Keebler Foods Company. Prior to joining Keebler, Mr. Reed served as Chief Executive Officer of Specialty Foods Corporation’s (unrelated to Dean Foods) Western Bakery Group division from 1994 to 1995. Mr. Reed also has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Mother’s Cake and Cookie Co. and has held Executive Vice President positions at Wyndham Bakery Products and Murray Bakery Products. Mr. Reed previously served on the Board of Directors of Weight Watchers International and Tractor Supply Company. Mr. Reed holds a B.A. from Rice University and an M.B.A. from Stanford University.