Steve had a distinguished 23-year career with PepsiCo, Inc., where he served as chairman of the board from 2006 to 2007, and chairman and CEO from 2001 to 2006. Previously, Steve was PepsiCo’s president and chief operating officer, and chairman and CEO of Frito-Lay’s worldwide operations. He has served as on the boards of Wal-mart, Chik-Fil-A, Exxon Mobil Corporation, Marriott International, Johnson & Johnson, and American Express. He is also a member of the board of trustees for The Cooper Institute and the United States Naval Academy Foundation.
Steve graduated from the United States Naval Academy and served five years as an officer in the United States Marine Corps. He received a Master of Business Administration from the University of Virginia, and has been awarded honorary doctorate degrees by Johnson and Wales University and Bryant University. Steve and his wife, Gail, have been married for 40 years and have four children and three granddaughters.