Board of Directors

Scott P. Anderson , Chairman of the Board

Scott P. Anderson has been a Director of the company since 2012 and became Chairman of the Board in May 2020. Mr. Anderson was a Senior Advisor to Patterson Companies, Inc. from 2017 to 2019 when he retired. He served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Patterson Companies from 2010 to 2017, and in 2013, he was elected Chairman of the Board. Prior to 2006, when he became President of Patterson Dental Supply, Inc., Mr. Anderson held senior management positions in the Dental unit, including Vice President, Sales, and Vice President, Marketing. Mr. Anderson became a director of Patterson in 2010. He is a past chairman of the Dental Trade Alliance and a trustee of Gustavus Adolphus College. He serves on the board of directors of the Ordway Theater. Mr. Anderson earned his MBA from Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management and his bachelor’s degree from Gustavus Adolphus College.

Bob Biesterfeld , Chief Executive Officer, C.H. Robinson

Bob Biesterfeld serves as the Chief Executive Officer of C.H. Robinson. With 20 years of experience, Bob has developed a deep passion for supply chain and logistics. His strategic vision and operational direction have been the driving force behind the company’s digital transformation efforts, accelerating the pace of innovation and technology deployment across the company’s platform. Prior to becoming Chief Executive Officer in May 2019, he held the positions of Chief Operating Officer, President of North American Surface Transportation, Vice President of Truckload, and Vice President of Robinson Fresh. He began his career with Robinson Fresh in 1999. Currently, Bob serves on the Board of Directors for the Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA), and as a trustee of the Winona State University Foundation. Bob graduated from Winona State University with a Bachelor of Arts.

Kermit Crawford, Retired President and Chief Operating Officer, Rite Aid Corporation

Kermit Crawford joined C.H. Robinson as a director in 2020. Mr. Crawford previously served as President and Chief Operating Officer at Rite Aid Corporation from 2017 to 2019. Prior to joining Rite Aid, Mr. Crawford was an operating partner and advisor with private equity firm Sycamore Partners from 2015 to 2017. He previously worked for Walgreens from 1983 to 2014 and he served in multiple roles of increasing responsibility, including executive vice president and president of Pharmacy, Health and Wellness and executive vice president and senior vice president of Pharmacy Services. Mr. Crawford is a member of the board of directors at TransUnion (NYSE: TRU), serving in this capacity since 2019, and has also served on the board of directors for The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL) since 2013. He serves on the Board of Directors for Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital and the Board of Trustees for The Field Museum. Mr. Crawford holds a Bachelor of Science from The College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at Texas Southern University.

Wayne M. Fortun , Retired Chief Executive Officer, Hutchinson Technology, Inc.

Wayne M. Fortun has been a Director of C.H. Robinson since 2001. Mr. Fortun joined Hutchinson Technology Inc., a global technology manufacturer, in 1975. Until 1983, he held various positions in engineering, marketing, and operations. In 1983, he was elected Director, President, and Chief Operating Officer of Hutchinson Technology Inc., and in 1996, he was appointed its Chief Executive Officer and was appointed to the Board of Directors. In 2012, he was appointed Chairman of the Board and retired as CEO. In October 2016, he retired as Chairman of the Board.

Timothy C. Gokey , Chief Executive Officer, Broadridge Financial Solutions

Timothy C. Gokey joined C.H. Robinson as a Director in 2017. Mr. Gokey currently serves as President, Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors at Broadridge Financial Solutions. He joined Broadridge Financial Solutions in 2010 as Chief Corporate Development Officer. Mr. Gokey was promoted to Corporate Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer in 2012. He was appointed to President of Broadridge in September 2017. Prior to Broadridge, Mr. Gokey served as President, Retail Tax for H&R Block from 2004 to 2009 and also as a Partner at McKinsey & Company. Mr. Gokey earned a Doctorate in Finance and an undergraduate degree in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics from the University of Oxford, where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar. He is a graduate of Princeton University, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Public Affairs and Management Engineering.

Mary J. Steele Guilfoile , Chairman of MG Advisors, Inc.

Mary J. Steele Guilfoile joined C.H. Robinson as a Director in 2012. Ms. Guilfoile is Chairman of MG Advisors, Inc., a privately owned financial services mergers and acquisitions advisory and consulting services firm. Prior to joining MG Advisors in 2002, Ms. Guilfoile spent 12 years with J.P. Morgan Chase and its predecessor companies, Chase Manhattan Corporation and Chemical Banking Corporation, as Executive Vice President, Corporate Treasurer, and Chief Administrative Officer for its investment bank, and various merger integration, executive management and strategic planning positions. Ms. Guilfoile currently serves on the boards of The Interpublic Group of Companies (IPG), where she is Chairman of the Audit Committee, Hudson Ltd. (HUD), where she is Chairman of the Audit Committee, and Pitney Bowes Inc. (PBI). Ms. Guilfoile earned a Master of Business Administration from Columbia University Graduate School of Business and a bachelor’s degree from Boston College.

Jodee Kozlak , Founder and CEO of Kozlak Capital Partners, LLC

Jodee Kozlak joined C.H. Robinson as a Director in 2013. Ms. Kozlak is the Founder and CEO of Kozlak Capital Partners, LLC, a private consulting firm. Prior to this role, Ms. Kozlak served as the Global Senior Vice President of Human Resources of Alibaba Group from February 2016 to November 2017. Prior to joining Alibaba Group, Ms. Kozlak was the Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer of Target Corporation from 2007 until February 2016. Prior to joining Target in 2001, Kozlak was a Partner in the litigation practice of Greene Espel, PLLP, a Minnesota law firm. She also previously served as a Senior Associate at Oppenheimer Wolff & Donnelly and a Senior Auditor at Arthur Andersen & Co, both in Minneapolis. Ms. Kozlak serves as a board member of Aspen Dental and MGIC Investment Corp. (NYSE: MTG). She joined the University of St. Thomas Board of Trustees in 2018 and is Past President of the Board of Directors of The Guthrie Theater, a fellow of the Distinguished Careers Institute (DCI) at Stanford University and a member of the Stanford Advisory Board on Longevity. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting from the College of St. Thomas and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Minnesota.

Brian P. Short , Chief Executive Officer, Leamington Co.

Brian P. Short has been a Director of the company since 2002. He is Chief Executive Officer of Leamington Co., a holding company with interests in transportation, community banking, agricultural production, and real estate. Leamington operates Admiral Merchants Motor Freight, Inc.; St. Paul Flight Center, Inc.; First Farmers & Merchants Banks; and Benson Parking Services, Inc. Mr. Short also serves as a legal mediator and previously served as a United States Magistrate. His community service has included service on the Board of Directors of Catholic Charities, St. Joseph's Home for Children, Saint Thomas Academy, Allina Hospitals and Clinics, and William Mitchell College of Law. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the St. Francis Mission Foundation, the Advisory Council to the Law School of the University of Notre Dame, and the Board of Governors of the Law School of the University of St. Thomas. Mr. Short has an undergraduate degree in economics from the University of Notre Dame and is also a graduate of its law school.

James B. Stake , Retired Executive, 3M Company

James B. Stake joined C.H. Robinson as a Director in 2009. Mr. Stake retired from 3M Company in 2008, serving most recently as Executive Vice President of 3M's Enterprise Services. He served in a variety of leadership positions at 3M Company, leading global health care, industrial, and commercial businesses ranging in size from $100 million to over $3 billion. During his career, he served over 12 years of foreign assignments in Europe and South America. In addition to his career at 3M, Mr. Stake serves as a Board Member and chairs the Compensation Committee for Otter Tail Corporation (NASDAQ: OTTR), is Chairman of the Board for Ativa Medical Corp., and has taught as an adjunct professor at the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management. Mr. Stake holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Purdue University and a Master of Business Administration from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Paula Tolliver, Retired Corporate Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Intel Corporation

Paula Tolliver joined C.H. Robinson as a director in 2018. Ms. Tolliver previously served as Corporate Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Intel Corporation from August 2016 to September 2019. Prior to joining Intel in 2016, Ms. Tolliver served as Corporate Vice President of Business Services and Chief Information Officer at The Dow Chemical Company from 2012 to 2016. Tolliver also led a services business for Dow Chemical, in addition to holding a variety of other roles in her 20+ years with the company. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Information Systems and Computer Science from Ohio University.

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