Board of Directors

Joseph P. Sambataro, Jr. , , , Chairman

Joseph P. Sambataro, Jr., 66, has served as a Director of the Company since January 2000 and as Chairman of the Board since October 2008. Mr. Sambataro served as the Company’s Chief Executive Officer from 2001 until 2006, and served as the Company’s President from 2001 until 2005. Mr. Sambataro joined the Company in 1997 and served as Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, Treasurer, and Assistant Secretary until 2001. Prior to joining the Company, he worked with BDO Seidman, LLP, KPMG Peat Marwick, and in senior management of biotechnology firms in Seattle.

Mr. Sambataro’s long and successful tenure as CEO and CFO for the Company during its formative years combined with his effective leadership and coaching skills, financial and accounting expertise, and unique ability to develop consensus are among the contributions he makes to the Board and the primary reasons why he serves as our Chairman.

Colleen B. Brown , , , Director

Colleen B. Brown, 58, has served as a Director of the Company since June 2014. Ms. Brown serves on the boards of the privately held Port Blakely and the venture-backed technology company DataSphere, Inc. She is Principal of Marca Global, an internet technology company. Ms. Brown was previously Director, President, and CEO of Fisher Communications, a public multimedia company. Ms. Brown has served as Chairman of the board of American Apparel, as a Director of Career Builder, and as a Director of Classified Ventures. She is currently a Director of a nonprofit, Delta Dental of Washington. She is a member of NACD, WCD, IWF, and C200. Her community activities have included the Washington Roundtable and United Way of King County.

Ms. Brown is a Henry Crown Fellow and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network at the Aspen Institute. Ms. Brown brings extensive executive experience in strategic planning, operations, finance, and technology. Her leadership as a public company CEO, as well as a senior officer in two large media companies, is a valuable resource to the Company. As an NACD fellow, Ms. Brown is a champion of best practices in corporate governance.

Steven C. Cooper , , , CEO

Steven C. Cooper, 54, has served as a Director and the Company's Chief Executive Officer since April 2006. Mr. Cooper served as President between 2005 and 2015 and as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer between 2001 and 2005. Mr. Cooper is currently a Director and member of the audit committee of Boise Cascade Company. Mr. Cooper is also a board member of the Washington Roundtable, a nonprofit public policy organization representing major private sector employers throughout Washington State, and is a member of the American Cancer Society CEOs Against Cancer. He served as the Chair of the United Way of Pierce County’s fundraising committee between 2014 and 2015.

Mr. Cooper has extensive experience in strategic planning, operations, finance, and accounting. Mr. Cooper is the only management member of the Board, thus his participation on the Board fulfills a critical communication and leadership role.

William C. Goings , , , Director

William C. Goings, 59, has served as a Director of the Company since April 2016. Mr. Goings was Executive Vice President of TD Bank Group and President of TD Insurance from 2010 to 2012. Mr. Goings also held the positions of Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at TD Insurance between 2009 and 2010. Prior to joining TD Bank Group, Mr. Goings was in a variety of operating roles with Genworth Financial from 2004 to 2009 and GE Capital from 1996 to 2004. Mr. Goings’ early career was spent working for global companies in corporate banking, strategic planning, and business development.

Mr. Goings brings to the Board extensive expertise having served as a senior officer of a large multi-national corporation as well as an executive level, operations focused, strategic planning and problem-solving ability.

Kim Harris Jones , , , Director

Kim Harris Jones, 57, was appointed to serve as a Director of the Company effective May 11, 2016. Ms. Harris Jones most recently served as Senior Vice President and Corporate Controller of Mondelez International from 2012 until 2014. She previously served as the Senior Vice President and Corporate Controller at Kraft Foods, Inc. from 2009 until 2012. Prior to her time at Kraft, Ms. Harris Jones served in a number of positions, including Senior Vice President and Corporate Controller of Chrysler LLC from 2008 to 2009. Ms. Harris Jones currently serves on the board of the Ethiopian North American Health Professionals Association as well as on the finance committee of the Consortium for Graduate Study in Management.

Ms. Harris Jones has extensive management, financial, and business experience at large complex corporations undergoing significant corporate growth and change.

Stephen M. Robb , , , Director

Stephen M. Robb, 52, has served as a Director of the Company since April 2016. Mr. Robb has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of The Clorox Company since 2014, where he was previously Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer between 2011 and 2014. Prior to being named Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Robb served as Vice President of global finance and held numerous other roles for The Clorox Company since 1989.,/p>

Mr. Robb has extensive experience in financial leadership and strategic cost savings efforts at a large multi-national organization.

Jeffrey B. Sakaguchi , , , Lead Independent Director

Jeffrey B. Sakaguchi, 55, has served as a Director of the Company since December 2010 and as Chair of the Governance Committee and as Lead Independent Director since January 2017. Mr. Sakaguchi serves as a Director of Eccentex, Inc., a privately held early-stage software company, and as a Director of ACT Holdings, Inc., a privately-held debt collection, call center operation, and business process outsourcing company. Mr. Sakaguchi resigned as Chairman of the board of Neah Power Systems, Inc. in February 2017. He is also a former Chairman of the board of directors for the Los Angeles Region of the American Red Cross, a non-profit humanitarian organization, for which he currently serves as Chair of the governance and nominating committee. He is also an appointed member of the National Philanthropic Board.

Mr. Sakaguchi’s experience in a number of leadership roles helps the Company improve performance and build market share. His background and expertise in emerging technology, start-ups, and strategy provides valuable guidance to the Company’s strategy, innovation, and technology efforts. His experience provides a valuable resource to the Company.

Bonnie W. Soodik , , , Director

Bonnie W. Soodik, 66, has served as a Director of the Company since March 2010. Ms. Soodik’s career spanned 30 years with The Boeing Company, where she most recently served as Senior Vice President, Office of Internal Governance, and as a member of the Boeing Executive Council. Ms. Soodik also served in various vice president roles within Boeing and McDonnell Douglas Corporation, where she began her career in 1977.

Ms. Soodik has experience from a broad number of functions at Boeing, from operations to human resources and has overseen governance, compliance, and regulatory affairs. Her experience with such a large organization provides a valuable resource to the Company.


Derrek Gafford

Chief Financial Officer

Phone: 1-253-680-8214

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TrueBlue (NYSE: TBI) is a leading provider of specialized workforce solutions, helping clients improve growth and performance by providing staffing, workforce management, and recruitment process outsourcing solutions. The company’s specialized workforce solutions meet clients’ needs for a reliable, efficient workforce in a wide variety of industries. TrueBlue connects as many as 840,000 people to work each year.