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Caseys General Stores Inc (CASY.OQ)

CASY.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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7 Aug 2020
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

H. Lynn Horak

74 2018 Independent Chairman of the Board

Darren Rebelez

54 2019 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Steve Bramlage

49 2020 Chief Financial Officer

Ena Williams

51 2020 Chief Operating Officer

Chad Frazell

48 2020 Chief Human Resource Officer

Chris Jones

49 2018 Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer

Brian Johnson

45 2019 Senior Vice President - Investor Relations & & Business Development

John Soupene

51 2016 Senior Vice President - Operational Excellence

Adrian Butler

50 2020 Chief Information Officer

Thomas Brennan

45 2019 Chief Merchandising Officer

Julia Jackowski

54 2020 Chief Legal Officer and Secretary

Diane Bridgewater

57 2007 Independent Director

Donald Frieson

62 2018 Independent Director

Cara Heiden

64 2017 Independent Director

David Lenhardt

51 2018 Independent Director

Larree Renda

62 2014 Independent Director

Judy Schmeling

60 2018 Independent Director

Allison Wing

54 2018 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

H. Lynn Horak

Mr. H. Lynn Horak serves as Independent Chairman of the Board of the Company. Mr. Horak spent the majority of his 35-year banking career leading complex and growing business organizations, from which he brings over three decades of executive leadership experience to his position as independent Board Chair. In recognition for his years of outstanding accomplishments in the Wells Fargo organization, Mr. Horak was elected to the Iowa Business Hall of Fame in 2001. As a director of the Company since 2009, Mr. Horak has developed a deep understanding of the intricacies of the convenience store and quick-service restaurant industries and provides the Board with a wealth of knowledge related to acquisitions, credit markets, consumer behavior and retail analysis.

Darren Rebelez

Mr. Darren M. Rebelez serves as President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. Mr. Rebelez, the Company's President and CEO, brings a wealth of experience as a senior executive in the convenience store and restaurant industries, most recently serving as the President of IHOP Restaurants, a unit of Dine Brands Global, Inc., which franchises and operates restaurants under the Applebee's Grill & Bar and IHOP brands. Prior to joining Dine Brands, Mr. Rebelez was employed by 7-Eleven, Inc., a convenience store chain, as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Before 7-Eleven, Mr. Rebelez held numerous management roles within ExxonMobil, and before that, at Thornton Oil Corporation. In 2020, Mr. Rebelez was named by CSN as its Retailer Executive of the Year. His wide-ranging experience enables Mr. Rebelez to provide important insights to the Board regarding operations, marketing, digital engagement, product development, management and strategic planning.

Steve Bramlage

Mr. Steve Bramlage serves as Chief Financial Officer of the Company. He served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Aramark (NYSE: ARMK) from 2015 to 2020. Prior to joining Aramark, Mr. Bramlage was employed by Owens-Illinois (NYSE: OI) from 2006 to 2015, where he held numerous senior management roles, most recently Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Before Owens-Illinois, Mr. Bramlage held management roles within PPG Industries, Inc. (NYSE: PPG) and Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY), and before that, was with Ernst & Young. He holds a Master’s of Business Administration degree in Finance, Management and Strategy from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree in Accounting and Finance from the University of Dayton.

Ena Williams

Ms. Ena Williams serves as Chief Operating Officer of the Company. Ena Williams will lead Casey's 2200-plus store network across 16 states. She will oversee store operations, fuel procurement and delivery, operational excellence, new store development, and transportation and distribution. Williams spent a decade at 7-Eleven and served as senior vice president and head of international. In this role, she directed global functions, including merchandising, marketing, logistics, human resources and financial analysis, in addition to global operations, licensing and expansion. Before 7-Eleven, she spent more than 15 years at ExxonMobil (NYSE: XOM) and Mobil Oil Corporation in operations management, merchandising, transportation and supply, and leading the company's West and Midwest divisions. Most recently, Williams served as chief executive officer of the largest, direct provider of technology-enabled medical equipment in the hospice industry, National HME. Williams holds a Master of Business Administration from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Virginia.

Chad Frazell

Mr. Chad M. Frazell serves as Chief Human Resource Officer of the Company. Mr. Frazell served as Senior Vice President—Human Resources at Tractor Supply Co. from 2014 through 2020, where he was responsible for all of the organization's Human Resources functions, including benefits, compensation, employee relations, HR compliance, HRIS, organization development and design, payroll, relocation, talent acquisition, and talent development.

Chris Jones

Mr. Chris Jones serves as Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer of the Company. Prior to joining Casey's, Mr. Jones career includes leadership or executive positions with Mars, Inc., Athene USA (formerly Aviva USA) and most recently as the Senior Vice President of Marketing at convenience store operator Kum & Go, where he championed their brand and customer experience initiatives, and the creation, implementation and development of the company's first customer loyalty program.

Brian Johnson

Mr. Brian Joseph Johnson serves as Senior Vice President - Investor Relations & & Business Development of the Company. Mr. Johnson served as Vice President—Finance and Corporate Secretary from May 1, 2009 through March 6, 2016, and as Senior Vice President, Finance and Corporate Secretary from March 7, 2016 through June 30, 2016, when he assumed his current role.

John Soupene

Mr. John C. Soupene serves as Senior Vice President - Operational Excellence of the Company. Mr. Soupene served as Director of Store Operations from May 1, 2013 through June 8, 2015, and Senior Vice President of Store Operations until July 1, 2016, when he assumed his current role.

Adrian Butler

Mr. Adrian M. Butler serves as Chief Information Officer of the Company. With more than 20 years of experience in information technology leadership in the retail, food service and hospitality sectors, Butler will lead all information technology (IT) strategy, innovation, modernization, and delivery at Casey's. He most recently served as senior vice president and chief information officer at Dine Brands Global (NYSE: DIN), parent company to IHOP. In this role, he drove IT transformation and strategy and built and enhanced the organization's digital, mobile and data capabilities. Prior to Dine Brands, Butler spent four years at Target (NYSE: TGT), where he helped drive and deliver technology supporting the millions of guests they serve each day and their 372,000 team members, including e-commerce, mobile and infrastructure platforms.

Thomas Brennan

Mr. Thomas P. Brennan serves as Chief Merchandising Officer of the Company. Brennan joins Casey's from CKE Restaurants Holdings, Inc., the parent of Carl's Jr. and Hardee's, where he was Chief Operating Officer responsible for the operations and support of over 3,000 restaurants across the United States. Prior to CKE, he spent 11 years at 7-Eleven in a variety of leadership roles in merchandising, category management, store development and operations. Before 7-Eleven, he worked in the Financial Planning and Analysis group at Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) and he also served six years on active duty as an Armor Officer in the U.S. Army. Brennan holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Virginia's Darden School of Business and a Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Military Academy at West Point.

Julia Jackowski

Ms. Julia Lynn Jackowski serves as Chief Legal Officer and Secretary of the Company. Previously she was Vice President—Human Resources.

Diane Bridgewater

Ms. Diane C. Bridgewater serves as Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Bridgewater brings a wealth of finance, accounting, information technology and executive experience to the Board from LCS, a national leader in the planning, development and management of senior living communities. Her strategic and business operations leadership has helped LCS grow to managing more than $5 billion in assets and more than $1.5 billion in annual revenue with over 24,000 employees serving approximately 35,000 seniors. In addition to directing all financial aspects of LCS and serving on its board and investment committee, Ms. Bridgewater is also responsible for overseeing LCS's insurance business line, group purchasing, IT, compliance, regulatory and legal matters.

Donald Frieson

Mr. Donald E. Frieson serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Frieson is the Executive Vice President, Supply Chain, of Lowe's Companies, Inc., the world's second largest home improvement retailer, where he is responsible for its distribution centers, logistics, replenishment and planning, transportation and delivery services. Mr. Frieson brings to the Board over 30 years of operations, logistics and supply chain experience, including 19 years within the Walmart organization, one of the world's largest retailers. While at Walmart, he served as Executive Vice President of Operations at Sam's Club, where he was responsible for all club operations, including supply chain, for more than 650 locations in the U.S. and Puerto Rico, and as Senior Vice President of Supply Chain, where he led more than 30 distribution centers that supplied merchandise to nearly 1,600 stores, supercenters and neighborhood markets in the eastern United States.

Cara Heiden

Ms. Cara K. Heiden serves as Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Heiden has over 20 years of executive leadership experience in the financial services industry, serving in both regional and national roles in the Wells Fargo organization. Her successful financial services career led to her being named multiple times to U.S. Banker magazine's list of "25 Most Powerful Women in Banking," and she was elected to the Iowa Business Hall of Fame in 2019. Ms. Heiden's extensive financial, strategy, marketing, operational, and consumer policy expertise will provide the Board with valuable insight in those key areas.

David Lenhardt

Mr. David K. Lenhardt serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Lenhardt spent more than 14 years with PetSmart, a specialty provider of products, services and solutions for pets, including three years as President and two years as CEO. During this time, he developed its e-commerce and digital business, including through the acquisition of online retailer Pet 360 and deployment of PetSmart's order online/pick-up in-store capabilities. Mr. Lenhardt also successfully completed PetSmart's strategic review process in 2014, which resulted in the sale of PetSmart to BC Partners for $8.7 billion in 2015, representing the highest equity valuation in its history. Prior to PetSmart, Mr. Lenhardt served as manager of Bain & Company, Inc., where he led consulting teams for retail, technology and e-commerce clients.

Larree Renda

Ms. Larree M. Renda serves as Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Renda is a distinguished, 40-year veteran of the retail grocery industry, including over two decades in senior and executive leadership positions at Safeway, a supermarket chain in the United States. Her diverse responsibilities included retail strategy, labor relations, public affairs, communications, government relations, health initiatives, human resources, corporate social responsibility and sustainability, philanthropy, IT, construction and real estate. In her early career at Safeway, Ms. Renda earned the distinction of being the youngest store manager, district manager and retail operations manager in Safeway's history. She was also the first female and youngest person promoted to Senior VP, and subsequently became Safeway's first female Executive VP. Ms. Renda was twice voted as one of the "50 Most Influential Women in Business" by Fortune magazine.

Judy Schmeling

Ms. Judy A. Schmeling CPA serves as Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Schmeling is a seasoned executive, bringing over 20 years of financial, operational and leadership experience with her from HSN, a leading interactive multichannel retailer and the first television shopping network. She has also served in various roles through multiple corporate transitions, including the spin-off of HSN from IAC and HSN's integration of additional businesses. Throughout her career as an executive and a director at other public companies, Ms. Schmeling has been at the forefront of new and emerging industries and has developed extensive expertise in accounting/finance, and has significant experience with operations, treasury functions, tax, investor relations and corporate strategy.

Allison Wing

Ms. Allison M. Wing serves as Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Wing is an experienced retail and brand marketing executive, bringing years of digital, retail and customer insights experience to the Board, which is invaluable to the Company as it undergoes its digital transformation. She currently serves as Chief Consumer Officer of Bright Health, a health insurance company. Previously, at Ascena, a leading national specialty retailer of apparel for women, Ms. Wing successfully launched its loyalty program, developed its first customer insights data production platform and launched its enterprise-wide e-commerce platform. Previously, Ms. Wing was an entrepreneur as CEO and founder of giggle, Inc., a multichannel retailer, wholesaler and licenser of baby products. She started her career at Nike and later spent several years in Silicon Valley working for a variety of online, software and e-commerce companies.

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