Steven S. Reinemund

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Steve Reinemund "was elected Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of PepsiCo in 2001, relinquished the role of CEO in 2006, and retired in 2007; President and Chief Operating Officer in 1999; Director in 1996.

"He was also elected President and CEO of Frito-Lay in 1996 and Pizza Hut in 1986. He began his career with PepsiCo in 1984 when he joined Pizza Hut Inc. He became head of Frito-Lay’s North American Snack Division in 1992 and was named to lead Frito-Lay’s worldwide operations in 1996. He became president and COO of PepsiCo in 1999, and chairman and CEO in 2001.

"He graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1970, and entered the Marine Corps and attained the rank of captain.

"Reinemund earned an MBA at the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia. Upon graduation, he was invited to join Marriott International Inc. by its chairman and CEO, J.W. Marriott Jr. Reinemund started at a low-level job, moving up to store manager and on to district and regional positions before assuming a senior post at Marriott’s corporate headquarters.

"Reinemund is a director of ExxonMobile , Johnson & Johnson, Marriott International Inc. and American Express Company. He is a trustee of the United States Naval Academy Foundation and the Darden School of Business, where he is also a guest lecturer. He chairs the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC), which seeks to provide a link between American corporations and minority-owned businesses." [1]

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  1. Members, Defense Business Board, accessed April 2, 2010.