Steven C. Cooper , , , Director & CEO

Steven C. Cooper was appointed CEO of TrueBlue on June 14, 2022. Mr. Cooper has served as a Director of the Company since May 2006 and served as Board Chair from January 2019 to July 2022. Previously, Mr. Cooper served as the Company’s Chief Executive Officer from 2006 to 2018, as President between 2005 and 2015, and as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer between 2001 and 2005. He currently serves as a Director and member of the audit committee of the Boise Cascade Company. Mr. Cooper previously served as a board member of the Washington Roundtable, a nonprofit public policy organization representing major private sector employers throughout Washington State, and as a member of the American Cancer Society’s CEOs Against Cancer. He also served as the Chair of the United Way of Pierce County’s fundraising committee between 2014 and 2015. 

Mr. Cooper’s long and successful tenure as Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer for the Company during a period of tremendous growth, 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 Director and CEO.

Derrek L. Gafford , , , Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

Derrek L. Gafford has served as the Company’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since 2006, after serving as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since 2005. Mr. Gafford is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive) and joined the Company in 2002. Mr. Gafford is a Director of Heritage Distilling Co. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Gafford served as Chief Financial Officer for Metropolitan Market, a grocery retailer, and held various management positions with Deloitte & Touche LLP and Albertsons, Inc.

Jeff Dirks , , , SVP, Chief Technology & Information Officer

Jeff Dirks, high-tech industry veteran and innovator, was named TrueBlue’s Chief Information and Technology Officer in June 2019 to oversee the company’s digital transformation. Jeff has spent nearly three decades developing cutting-edge technology solutions that help businesses and people. He is leading the expansion of TrueBlue’s AI-powered technologies that are bringing new possibilities to staffing and recruitment process outsourcing, including its popular JobStack and Affinix offerings.

Dirks is a military veteran and a graduate of the University of Washington with a double major in computer science and Germanic language and literature. He is an entrepreneur who spearheaded two successful tech startups before joining TrueBlue in 2018. In his role, Jeff oversees business product software and cloud R&D, analytics and data science, enterprise applications, cybersecurity, IT infrastructure services and cloud platform services (AWS) for TrueBlue’s global technology organization.

Garrett R. Ferencz , , , Executive Vice President, General Counsel

Garrett R. Ferencz was appointed TrueBlue’s Chief Legal Officer on July 1, 2020 and continues to fulfill his role as the company’s Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer. Mr. Ferencz joined TrueBlue in 2007 and served in various legal and compliance leadership roles before becoming Deputy General Counsel and Chief Litigation Officer in 2018.

Mr. Ferencz was formerly employed by Perkins Coie. Prior to that, he worked as a prosecutor and a civil rights and employment attorney. He has litigated many cases before the United States Supreme Court, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and various state courts across the country.  

Mr. Ferencz is a member of the Washington State Bar Association, Ninth Circuit Bar, United States Supreme Court Bar, and American Bar Association. He was also a member of the Order of the Barristers for outstanding trial advocacy. He graduated from Seattle University School of Law and received his B.A. in Economics from the University of Washington.

Taryn Owen , , , President and Chief Operating Officer, TrueBlue

Taryn Owen was appointed President and Chief Operating Officer of TrueBlue in September 2022. In her role, Owen leads all TrueBlue operating segments – PeopleReady, PeopleScout, and PeopleManagement – as well as the company’s technology, marketing and communications, and human resources functions.

In her role, Owen is responsible for furthering the company’s well-established strategies for long-term growth and extending the company’s track record of exceptional execution and engagement. She has an unwavering commitment to serving TrueBlue’s clients and connecting people and work and is passionate about building a vibrant workplace that is inclusive and welcoming for all employees.

Owen joined TrueBlue in 2010 and has served as President of TrueBlue operating segments PeopleReady and PeopleScout. Over her tenure, Owen has led the company through periods of significant growth, was instrumental in its pandemic response, and spearheaded its digital transformation strategies.

Owen has been recognized for her industry leadership with numerous awards, including annual appearances on the Staffing Industry Analysts' (SIA) Staffing 100, the SIA Global Power 150 Women in Staffing, and the HRO Today HR Superstars lists. She has received a Gold Stevie Award for Female Executive of the Year, a Gold American Business Award for Executive of the Year, a Silver Stevie Award for Woman of the Year – Business Services, and a Women World Award for Female Executive of the Year – Business Services.

Known for empowering others to innovate and challenge limits, Owen was named the 2019 Multiplier of the Year. Owen also completed the Program for Leadership Development at Harvard Business School, where she earned honorary alumni status.

Carl Schweihs , , , President and Chief Operating Officer, PeopleManagement

Carl Schweihs is President and Chief Operating Officer of PeopleManagement. He provides strategic direction for this key division of TrueBlue that specializes in on-site and contingent workforce management for manufacturing, fulfillment and distribution facilities. His leadership of its three distinct staffing segments – Centerline Drivers, SIMOS Insourcing Solutions and Staff Management | SMX – helps change lives and build stronger businesses by connecting great talent with great companies.

Known for his collaborative leadership style, Schweihs previously served as TrueBlue’s Senior Vice President of Strategic Accounts - delivering the full spectrum of TrueBlue’s solutions to produce higher ROI for the world’s largest brands. Prior to this, he helped to drive strong financial and operational performance at TrueBlue, Seaton and Grant Thornton in a variety of financial leadership roles.

Andrea Brogger , , , SVP, Chief People Officer

As senior vice president and Chief People Officer at TrueBlue, Andrea Brogger empowers 5,100 global employees to achieve TrueBlue’s mission of connecting people and work. Andrea and her team are reimagining the role of human resources within the business to enable TrueBlue to continue to assert its position as a leading talent solution provider for the changing world of work. As a member of TrueBlue’s Executive Leadership Team, Andrea advocates for diversity, equity and inclusion, and she is deeply committed to developing a culture where all people can advance and thrive.

Andrea is passionate about creating innovative human resources strategies that anticipate future skill and competency requirements and align with the broader business strategy. As part of her efforts, she champions programs that enable professional growth and development for employees at all levels of the organization. Andrea is dedicated to making TrueBlue a destination for top talent and an exceptional place to work, with industry-leading employee retention and job satisfaction. She spearheads multiple employee engagement programs for the company’s global workforce, with a particular focus on enabling highly-engaged virtual teams.

Andrea has been with TrueBlue since 2011. Prior to her current role, she was the vice president of global talent and culture at TrueBlue. Before joining TrueBlue, Andrea most recently worked for Microsoft. Andrea holds a master’s degree in business administration and an executive master’s degree in human resources management from Cornell University.

Anthony Brew , , , Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Anthony D. Brew joined TrueBlue in January of 2021. As TrueBlue’s first Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, he is creating innovative solutions to strengthen competencies of DE&I across the organization. Mr. Brew has an unyielding commitment to equality for identity-based societies. These strategies will lead to creating spaces for our employees to have a feeling of belonging by integrating them into decision-making processes and the organizations success. He will be formulating strategies to develop TrueBlue into a more diverse and inclusive company through diversity talent and leadership development. These strategies will significantly increase our promotional opportunities for women, various minorities groups, and the LGBTQIA community.

Prior to joining TrueBlue, Brew has spent more than 20 years building operational and DE&I programs through value-creating partnerships in business and cultural sectors. He has internal and external business and technical operations experience, which has assisted in devising and implementing robust strategies to define corporate visions and achieve goals.

Mr. Brew is a graduate of Temple University’s Fox School of Business, where he earned an Executive Master of Business Administration degree. He has also earned a Bachelor of Science degree in criminology from the University of Maryland, Eastern Shore.

Steven C. Cooper , , , Director & CEO

Steven C. Cooper was appointed CEO of TrueBlue on June 14, 2022. Mr. Cooper has served as a Director of the Company since May 2006 and served as Board Chair from January 2019 to July 2022. Previously, Mr. Cooper served as the Company’s Chief Executive Officer from 2006 to 2018, as President between 2005 and 2015, and as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer between 2001 and 2005. He currently serves as a Director and member of the audit committee of the Boise Cascade Company. Mr. Cooper previously served as a board member of the Washington Roundtable, a nonprofit public policy organization representing major private sector employers throughout Washington State, and as a member of the American Cancer Society’s CEOs Against Cancer. He also served as the Chair of the United Way of Pierce County’s fundraising committee between 2014 and 2015. 

Mr. Cooper’s long and successful tenure as Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer for the Company during a period of tremendous growth, 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 Director and CEO.

Colleen B. Brown , , , Director

Colleen B. Brown has served as a Director of the Company since June 2014 and Chair of the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee since July 2022. Ms. Brown served as the Chair of the Innovation and Technology Committee from 2017 to July 2022. Ms. Brown serves as a Director of the privately held Port Blakely, the venture capital firm SpringRock Ventures, the publicly traded Spark Networks SE, and the publicly traded Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation. She currently serves as a Director of a nonprofit, Delta Dental of Washington. Ms. Brown is a member of NACD, WCD, IWF, and C200. Previously, Ms. Brown served as Director, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Fisher Communications, a public multimedia company. Ms. Brown has served as Chair of the board of directors of American Apparel, as a Director of CareerBuilder, and as a Director of Classified Ventures. She was the founder and Managing Director of Marca Global, an internet technology company. Her community activities have included the Washington Roundtable, a nonprofit public policy organization representing major private sector employers throughout Washington State, and the 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 Chief Executive Officer, 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 has served as a Director of the Company since April 2016 and as Chair of the Compensation Committee since December 2020. 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 held a variety of operating roles with Genworth Financial from 2004 to 2009 and GE Capital from 1996 to 2004. Mr. Goings currently serves as a Director of AARP Service Inc. and as a member of the Board of Trustees for Penn Mutual Insurance Company. Mr. Goings’s earlier 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 has served as a Director of the Company since May 2016 and as Chair of the Audit Committee since March 2020. Ms. Harris Jones served as Senior Vice President and Corporate Controller of Mondelez International from 2012 until 2014. She also served as the Senior Vice President and Corporate Controller at Kraft Foods, Inc. (‘‘Kraft’’) from 2009 until 2012. Prior to her time at Kraft, Ms. Harris Jones served in a number of positions at Chrysler LLC, most notably as Senior Vice President and Corporate Controller from 2008 to 2009. Ms. Harris Jones currently serves as a Director of United Rentals Inc., Fossil Group, Inc., and the Ethiopian North American Health Professionals Association. She also serves on the finance committee of the Consortium for Graduate Study in Management and is a member of the Executive Leadership Council.

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

Chris Kreidler , , , Director

R. Chris Kreidler has served as a Director of the Company since July 2020. Mr. Kreidler currently serves as a senior advisor to McKinsey and Company and as a C-suite coach through Executive Coaching Connections. Mr. Kreidler was the interim Chief Financial Officer for General Cable while the company transitioned between CFOs. Mr. Kreidler also had a lengthy and distinguished career as EVP and CFO of Sysco Corporation, from 2009 through 2015. Prior to Sysco, Mr. Kreidler served with C&S Wholesale Grocers and spent 11 years at Yum! Brands, Inc. in multiple senior leadership roles. He previously served as a Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Aimia Inc., Wok Holdings, and P.F. Chang's China Bistro, and is currently a Board member of BradyIFS and Alyasra Foods. Mr. Kreidler is a member of the Board of Advisors for the Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University.

Mr. Kreidler's service as a former financial executive with domestic and international experience and with deep strategic planning, operational, and transactional expertise provides a valuable resource to the Company. His extensive board experience provides the Company with insights to develop creative solutions for complex business issues and focus on delivery of desired strategic outcomes that create high shareholder, organizational, and client value.

Sonita Lontoh , , , Director

Sonita F. Lontoh has served as a Director of the Company since October 2021. From 2018 to 2022, she served as the Global Head of Marketing, Personalization and 3D Printing & Digital Manufacturing at HP Inc., a global technology company. Prior to her time at HP, Ms. Lontoh served as a senior executive at Siemens AG, a global leader in automation and digitalization solutions, and at Trilliant, a global provider of IoT solutions. Earlier in her career, Ms. Lontoh served at PG&E, one of the largest energy providers in the United States. Ms. Lontoh currently serves as an independent director of Sunrun Inc., one of the largest residential solar-and- battery-as-a-service companies in the United States. Ms. Lontoh currently serves on the Jacobs Institute of Design Innovation advisory board at the University of California Berkeley and is also a member of the U.S. National Association of Corporate Directors and the Women Corporate Directors Foundation. She was a mentor for the U.S. State Department’s TechWomen program and has been inducted into the U.S. Asian Hall of Fame and the U.S. Women in Manufacturing Hall of Fame.

Ms. Lontoh brings deep expertise in digital transformation, customer experience, and global marketing and innovation. Her leadership experience at new, high-growth businesses at large, global Fortune 100 companies, and at entrepreneurial, venture- backed Silicon Valley technology companies, provides valuable insight, foresight, and perspective to the Company’s digital and growth strategies.

Jeffrey B. Sakaguchi , , , Board Chair

Jeffrey B. Sakaguchi has served as a Director of the Company since December 2010 and Board Chair since July 2022. Mr. Sakaguchi served as Chair of the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee and Lead Independent Director from January 2017 to July 2022. Mr. Sakaguchi serves as a Director of Eccentex, Inc., a privately held early-stage software company, and as a Director of ThinkIQ, Inc., a privately held early-stage software company. Mr. Sakaguchi was formerly a founding board member of ACT Holdings, Inc., an advisory board member of Habla.AI, and Chairman of the board of directors of Neah Power Systems, Inc. He is a member and former Chairman of the board of directors of the Los Angeles Region American Red Cross as well as a member and former Chairman of their National Philanthropic Board. Previously, Mr. Sakaguchi was President and Chief Operating Officer of Evolution Robotics Retail, Inc., and he held leadership roles with both Accenture and McKinsey & Company, global management consulting firms. Mr. Sakaguchi is a National Association of Corporate Directors Leadership Fellow and an Educational Counselor for Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Mr. Sakaguchi’s experience in several 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 strategic, innovative, and technological efforts. His experience provides a valuable resource to the Company.

Kristi A. Savacool , , , Director

Kristi A. Savacool has served as a Director of the Company since July 2018 and Chair of the Innovation and Technology Committee since July 2022. 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 solutions strategies, leading mergers and acquisitions, overseeing its global operations, and sponsoring relationships with its largest clients, which included a large 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 board member of several private companies, including Ascension Health System, Inc., Springbuck, Inc., and RxBenefits, Inc., and as a Director and executive business advisor, office of the CEO, for Private Health Management, Inc. Ms. Savacool also serves as a member of HealthQuest Capital's Board of Advisors and as a Director for Escuela Adelante. Ms. Savacool previously served as a Trustee for DePaul University, as a Director of the Midtown Educational Foundation in Chicago, Illinois, on the Board of Court Appointed Special Advocates of Lake County, Illinois, and as a Director of 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.

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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 2021, TrueBlue connected approximately 615,000 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.