Board of Directors

Steven C. Cooper , , , Chairman

Steven C. Cooper, 55, has served as chairman of the board of TrueBlue since January 2019 after retiring as an executive of the company at the end of 2018. He has been a director on the company’s board since April 2006 and is a 19-year veteran of TrueBlue. During his 12 years as CEO, Mr. Cooper led the company’s transformation from a temporary labor business to a comprehensive provider of innovative staffing and recruitment solutions for companies of all sizes. Prior to his tenure as CEO, Mr. Cooper served as executive vice president and chief financial officer for four years. Outside of TrueBlue, Mr. Cooper is a director and member of the audit committee of Boise Cascade Company, as well as a board member of the Washington Roundtable - a nonprofit public policy organization representing major private sector employers throughout Washington State. He is a member of the American Cancer Society CEOs Against Cancer and served as the chair of the United Way of Pierce County’s fundraising committee in 2014 and 2015.

Patrick Beharelle , , , CEO, Director

Patrick Beharelle has served as a Director and the Company’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) since September 2018. Prior to becoming CEO, Mr. Beharelle served as President and Chief Operating Officer from 2015 to 2018, leading the company’s operational, business development, technology and human resource functions as well its digital transformation strategies. He joined the Company in 2014 following the acquisition of PeopleScout and Staff Management, which he led as CEO from 2009 to 2014, delivering a solid track record of organic growth. Mr. Beharelle has spent over 22 years in the staffing, recruitment process outsourcing and consulting industries and was recently inducted into the Staffing Industry Analysts’ Hall of Fame.

Colleen B. Brown , , , Director

Colleen B. Brown, 59, 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.

William C. Goings , , , Director

William C. Goings, 60, 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, 58, 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.

Chris Kreidler , , , Director

Chris Kreidler, 56, joined TrueBlue’s Board of Directors in July 2020. Mr. Kreidler currently serves as a Senior Advisor to McKinsey & Company and as a non-executive board member of Individual Food Service and Alyasra Foods (Kuwait). He was the Chief Financial Officer for Sysco Corporation from 2009-2015. Prior to that, Mr. Kreidler served as the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Customer Officer for C&S Wholesale Grocers, and spent over 11 years at Yum! Brands, where he held multiple roles, ultimately serving as SVP of Strategy and Global Treasurer.

Mr. Kreidler brings to the Board more than 30 years of domestic and international experience in strategic planning, finance, and operations across a range of large-scale consumer companies.

Jeffrey B. Sakaguchi , , , Lead Independent Director

Jeffrey B. Sakaguchi, 56, 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.

Kristi A. Savacool , , , Director

Kristi A. Savacool, 61, has served as a Director of the Company since July 2018. Previously, Ms. Savacool served as Chief Executive Officer of Aon Hewitt, the global human resources solutions business of Aon plc., from 2012 until her retirement in January 2018. She was responsible for setting Aon Hewitt’s business and solution strategies, leading mergers and acquisitions, overseeing its global operations, and sponsoring relationships with its largest clients, which included a substantial portion of the Fortune 100 companies. She played a key role in the sale of Aon Hewitt’s RPO business to the Company in 2016. Prior to her time at Aon Hewitt, Ms. Savacool held several senior executive management positions at The Boeing Company in the areas of information technology (as Chief Information Officer for Commercial Airplanes), operations, and business services, spanning commercial and federal business sectors, globally. She currently serves as a Director of Ascension Health System, Inc., Springbuck, Inc., and Private Health Management, Inc. Ms. Savacool also serves as a member of HealthQuest Capital's Board of Advisors and as a Director for a nonprofit, Escuela Adelante. Ms. Savacool previously served as a Trustee for DePaul University and as a Director of the Midtown Educational Foundation in Chicago, Illinois, the Board of Court Appointed Special Advocates of Lake County, Illinois, and the United Way of King County in Seattle, Washington. She was also an executive member of the Center for Corporate Innovation Fortune 1000 health care CEO roundtable.

Ms. Savacool has extensive financial, management, and business experience in the human resource and outsourcing industry. Her invaluable experience as a public company business unit Chief Executive Officer in the human resource and outsourcing industry provides valuable guidance to the Company.

Bonnie W. Soodik , , , Director

Bonnie W. Soodik, 67, 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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About TrueBlue

TrueBlue (NYSE: TBI) is a leading provider of specialized workforce solutions that help clients achieve business growth and improve productivity. In 2020, TrueBlue connected approximately 490,000 people with work. Its PeopleReady segment offers on-demand, industrial staffing, PeopleManagement offers contingent, on-site industrial staffing and commercial driver services, and PeopleScout offers recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) and managed service provider (MSP) solutions to a wide variety of industries.