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George E. Deese
Executive Chairman of the Board 
Joined company in 1964.

George E. Deese, age 68, serves as Executive Chairman of the Board of Flowers Foods, a role he assumed in May 2013. Previously, he served as the company’s Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer since January 2006, and was elected President and Chief Executive Officer in January 2004. Prior to that, Mr. Deese served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Flowers Foods from May 2002 to January 2004 and as President and Chief Operating Officer of Flowers Bakeries, the company's core business division, from 1983 to May 2002. Mr. Deese joined the company in 1964. Mr. Deese is a board member of the Grocery Manufacturers of America (GMA), a trustee of the Georgia Research Alliance, and serves on the Mayo Clinic Florida Leadership Council. Mr. Deese previously served as Chairman of the American Bakers Association (ABA) and on the ABA Board and Executive Committee. He previously served as Vice Chairman of the Board for Quality Bakers of America (QBA) and as a member of the QBA board for 15 years.

 
George E. Deese
Allen L. Shiver
President and Chief Executive Officer 
Joined company in 1978.

Allen L. Shiver, 59, has been President and Chief Executive Officer of Flowers Foods since May 2013. In this position, Mr. Shiver oversees the company’s operations and its strategic growth initiatives, and he also leads the company’s national sales and marketing efforts. Mr. Shiver was elected President of the company in January 2010, and previously served as Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer from May 2008 to December 2009. Prior to that Mr. Shiver served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Flowers Foods Specialty Group from April 2003 until May 2008 and as President and Chief Operating Officer of Flowers Snack from July 2002 until April 2003. Prior to that time, Mr. Shiver served successively as bakery president, regional vice president, and executive vice president of operations. Mr. Shiver is an American Bakers Association (ABA) board member and has served as ABA’s Chairman of the Board. He currently serves as co-chair of the Grain Foods Foundation Board of Trustees, and on the Grocery Manufacturers Association’s President’s Advisory Council and Industry Affairs Council.

 
Allen L. Shiver
R. Steve Kinsey
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer 
Joined company in 1989.

R. Steve Kinsey, 53, has been Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since May 2008. Mr. Kinsey previously served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from September 2007 until May 2008, Vice President and Corporate Controller from June 2003 until September 2007, and as Controller from March 2002 until June 2003. He served as Director of Tax from June 1998 until March 2002 at Flowers Foods and Flowers Industries. Mr. Kinsey also served as Tax Manager at Flowers Industries from July 1994 until June 1998 and as Tax Associate from July 1989 until July 1994.

 
R. Steve Kinsey
Stephen R. Avera
Executive Vice President and Secretary and General Counsel 
Joined company in 1986.

Stephen R. Avera, 58, has been Executive Vice President and Secretary and General Counsel of Flowers Foods since May 2008. Mr. Avera previously served as Senior Vice President and Secretary and General Counsel from September 2004 until May 2008, Secretary and General Counsel from February 2002 until September 2004, and as Vice President and General Counsel of Flowers Bakeries from July 1998 to February 2002. Mr. Avera also previously served as an associate and assistant general counsel of Flowers Industries from February 1986 to July 1998.

 
Stephen R. Avera
Bradley K. Alexander
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer  
Joined company in 1981.

Bradley K. Alexander, 56, was named Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Flowers Foods in July 2014. Mr. Alexander previously served as President of Flowers Bakeries from May 2008 until July 2014. Prior to that, Mr. Alexander was a Regional Vice President of Flowers Bakeries, and he served in various sales, marketing and operational positions within the company, including bakery president and senior vice president of sales and marketing.

 
Bradley K. Alexander
D. Keith Wheeler
President, Flowers Bakeries 
Joined company in 1988.

D. Keith Wheeler, 51, was named President of Flowers Bakeries in July 2014. Mr. Wheeler previously served as a Senior Vice President of Flowers Foods’ West Coast Region from 2012 until July 2014. Prior to that, Mr. Wheeler served in various operational positions within the company, including bakery president, region controller, and director of both business systems and strategic planning.

 
D. Keith Wheeler
Robert B. Hysell
President, Flowers Foodservice Group 
Joined company in 2001.

Robert B. Hysell, 56, has been President of Flowers Foodservice Group since January 2012. He previously served as Senior Vice President of Flowers Bakeries from 2011 to 2012, and prior to that served as Senior Vice President of Flowers Foods’ Specialty Group from 2003 through 2010. Mr. Hysell joined the company in 2001, initially serving as Vice President of Sales for the company’s frozen pie business.

 
Robert B. Hysell
Joseph G. Tashie
President, Flowers Cake Group 
Joined company in 1978.

Joseph G. Tashie, 57, has been President of Flowers Cake Group since January 2012. Mr. Tashie previously served as a Senior Vice President of Flowers Bakeries from 2002 to 2011. Prior to that, Mr. Tashie served in various sales, marketing, and operations positions since joining the company in 1978, including president at two Flowers bakeries.

 
Joseph G. Tashie
Michael A. Beaty
Executive Vice President of Supply Chain  
Joined company in 1971.

Michael A. Beaty, 64, has been Executive Vice President of Supply Chain of Flowers Foods since May 2008. Mr. Beaty previously served as Senior Vice President of Supply Chain from July 2002 until May 2008, Senior Vice President of Bakery Operations for Flowers Bakeries from September 1994 until September 2002, and as Vice President of Manufacturing from February 1987 until September 1994. Prior to that, he served successively in management positions at various Flowers operations, including Vice President of Manufacturing, Executive Vice President, and President of various Flowers operations from 1974 until 1987.

 
Michael A. Beaty
Gene D. Lord
Executive Vice President 
Joined company in 1966.

Gene D. Lord, 67, has been Executive Vice President since July 2014. Mr. Lord previously served as Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of Flowers Foods from May 2008 until July 2014. He also served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Flowers Foods Bakeries Group from July 2002 until May 2008. Prior to that, he served as a Regional Vice President, bakery president, and in various sales positions.

 
Gene D. Lord
Marta Jones Turner
Executive Vice President of Corporate Relations 
Joined company in 1978.

Marta Jones Turner, 60, has been Executive Vice President of Corporate Relations of Flowers Foods since May 2008. Ms. Turner previously served as Senior Vice President of Corporate Relations from July 2004 until May 2008 and Vice President of Communications and Investor Relations from November 2002 until July 2004. Prior to that, Ms. Turner served in various communications roles since 1978.

 
Marta Jones Turner
H. Mark Courtney
Senior Vice President of Sales 
Joined company in 1983.

H. Mark Courtney, 54, has been Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing of Flowers Bakeries since January 2010. He previously served as Senior Vice President of Sales from 2008 until 2010. Prior to that, Mr. Courtney served in various sales, marketing, and operations positions, including Executive Vice President of the company’s snack group.

 
H. Mark Courtney
David A. Hubbard
Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer 
Joined company in 2003.

David A Hubbard, 45, has been Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Flowers Foods since October 2011. He previously served as Vice President, IT Technology and Development in 2011. Prior to that, Mr. Hubbard was IT Director, SAP Technology and eBusiness from 2003 to 2011.

 
David A. Hubbard
Karyl H. Lauder
Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer 
Joined company in 1978.

Karyl H. Lauder, 58, has been Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer of Flowers Foods since May 2008. Ms. Lauder previously served as Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer from September 2007 until May 2008 and as Vice President and Operations Controller from 2003 to 2007. Prior to that she served as Division Controller for Flowers Bakeries Group from 1997 to 2003. Prior to that, Ms. Lauder served as a regional controller for Flowers Bakeries after serving as Controller and in other accounting supervisory positions at various plant locations since 1978.

 
Karyl H. Lauder
Dan W. Stone
Senior Vice President of Logistics and Chief Integration Officer 
Joined company in 1979.

Dan W. Stone, 57, has been Senior Vice President of Logistics and Chief Integration Officer for Flowers Foods since January 2014. Mr. Stone previously served as Vice President of Logistics and Supply Chain Services from 2005 to 2014, and as Vice President of Purchasing from 2001 to 2005. Prior to that, Mr. Stone served as Director of Purchasing from 1997 to 2001. From 1995 to mid 1997, Mr. Stone served as Division Controller for Flowers Bakeries after serving as Regional Controller from 1990 to 1995. Prior to that he served in several management positions including Executive Vice President of Operations and Controller at various plant locations since joining the company in 1979.

 
Dan W. Stone
Tonja W. Taylor
Senior Vice President of Human Resources 
Joined company in 1999.

Tonja W. Taylor, 55, has been Senior Vice President of Human Resources for Flowers Foods since September 2013. Prior to that, she served as Vice President of Human Resources from 2008 until September 2013. Ms. Taylor began her career with Flowers in 1999 as Change Management Coordinator for a key information technology initiative. She joined the corporate Human Resources team in 2000 and served in various postions including Manager of Organizational Development, Director of Organizational Development, and Managing Director of Human Resources.

 
Tonja W. Taylor

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