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.

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 and as the Company's Vice President of Finance and Accounting beginning in 2004. Mr. Gafford is a Certified Public Accountant and first joined the Company in 2002 serving as Vice President and Treasurer. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Gafford served as Chief Financial Officer for Metropolitan Markets, a grocery retailer, from 2001 to 2002, and held a variety of finance positions with Albertsons and Deloitte & Touche.

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.

Carl Schweihs , , , President, PeopleManagement

Carl Schweihs is President 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.

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.

Brannon Lacey , , , President, PeopleScout

Brannon Lacey is the president of PeopleScout, the world’s largest RPO and an award-winning provider of MSP, total workforce and talent advisory solutions. In his role, Brannon is focused on finding innovative ways for companies to connect with talent and driving the company’s ongoing digital transformation and global expansion.

Brannon previously served as the President and Chief Product Officer of Benefits Solutions at Alight, a leading human capital and business solutions provider. At Alight, he led a $2 billion business segment and a global team of 14,000 colleagues.

Prior to Alight, Brannon spent more than four years at Rackspace, where he served as SVP & General Manager of Application Services among other roles. Before Rackspace, Brannon served as a principal at Samsung Ventures, where he led venture capital investments for mobility products. He has also held a variety of strategic technology consulting and leadership roles at Samsung, Skaya and Accenture.

Brannon is a technology-centric leader with significant expertise in product management as well as broad experience in human capital solutions and global leadership. A graduate of the University of Arizona, Brannon earned his M.B.A. from Columbia Business School, where he served as the President of his class.

Taryn Owen , , , President, PeopleReady

Taryn Owen is President of PeopleReady, TrueBlue’s industrial staffing giant that puts 300,000 hard working men and women to work across North America each year. Under Taryn’s leadership, the company is driving a digital transformation of on-demand staffing, leveraging its game-changing JobStack platform that connects companies with workers 24/7.

Before joining PeopleReady, Taryn served as President of PeopleScout, TrueBlue’s RPO, MSP, Total Workforce Solutions, and talent advisory provider. Taryn led PeopleScout through an era of extraordinary growth, fueled by a loyal customer base, global expansion, multiple acquisitions, and the launch of its innovative Affinix talent technology. During Taryn’s tenure, PeopleScout earned numerous industry awards and recognition for excellence in technology, service, and customer satisfaction, including top rankings from NelsonHall, Everest Group, Brandon Hall Group, and HRO Today.

Taryn has also been recognized for her industry leadership with numerous awards, including annual appearances on the Staffing Industry Analysts’ (SIA) Staffing 100 and Global Power 150 for Women in Staffing and the HRO Today HR Superstars list. Known for empowering others to innovate and challenge limits, Taryn was named the 2019 Multiplier of the Year for the U.S. SMB category. 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. In addition, Taryn completed the Program for Leadership Development at Harvard Business School where she earned honorary alumni status.

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.

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.


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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 2019, TrueBlue connected approximately 724,000 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.