Board of Directors

Board Committees | Corporate Governance Guidelines | Policy Regarding Stockholder Communications with the Board of Directors | Global Code of Conduct  

The members of the Hanesbrands Inc. Board of Directors bring broad experience in corporate governance and issue-specific knowledge to help manage the company’s global growth.

In addition to Hanesbrands Inc. CEO Rich Noll, the Board of Directors has eight outside directors, including Lee Chaden, the former Executive Chairman of Hanesbrands who led the execution of the company’s spinoff, three former CEOs who took corporations public, as well as experts in worldwide logistics, global trade, corporate governance and regulatory affairs. All of the members of the Board of Directors other than Mr. Noll are independent under New York Stock Exchange listing standards and under Hanesbrands’ Corporate Governance Guidelines.

Richard A. Noll has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors since January 2009, as Hanesbrands’ Chief Executive Officer since April 2006, and as a member of the Board of Directors since the formation of Hanesbrands in September 2005. From December 2002 until the completion of the spinoff from Sara Lee in September 2006, he also served as a Senior Vice President of Sara Lee. From July 2005 to April 2006, Mr. Noll served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Sara Lee Branded Apparel. Mr. Noll served as Chief Executive Officer of Sara Lee Bakery Group from July 2003 to July 2005 and as the Chief Operating Officer of Sara Lee Bakery Group from July 2002 to July 2003. From 1992 to 2002, Mr. Noll held a number of management positions with increasing responsibilities while employed by Sara Lee Branded Apparel. Mr. Noll also serves on the Board of Directors of The Fresh Market, Inc.

Bobby J. Griffin has served as a member of the Board of Directors since the completion of the spinoff from Sara Lee in September 2006. From March 2005 to March 2007, Mr. Griffin served as President, International Operations of Ryder System, Inc., a global leader in transportation and supply chain management solutions. Beginning in 1986, Mr. Griffin served in various other management positions with Ryder System, Inc., including as Executive Vice President, International Operations from 2003 to March 2005 and Executive Vice President, Global Supply Chain Operations from 2001 to 2003. Mr. Griffin also serves on the Board of Directors of United Rentals, Inc. and Horizon Lines, Inc.

James C. Johnson has served as a member of the Board of Directors since the completion of the spinoff from Sara Lee in September 2006. Since November 2010, Mr. Johnson has served as General Counsel of Loop Capital Markets LLC, a provider of a broad range of integrated capital solutions for corporate, governmental and institutional entities. Mr. Johnson served as Vice President and Assistant General Counsel of the Boeing Commercial Airplanes division of The Boeing Company, one of the world’s major aerospace firms, from August 2007 until March 2009. From May 1998 until August 2007, Mr. Johnson served as Vice President, Corporate Secretary and Assistant General Counsel of The Boeing Company, and continued to serve as Corporate Secretary until December 2007. Mr. Johnson currently serves on the Board of Directors of Ameren Corporation.

Jessica T. Mathews has served as a member of the Board of Directors since October 2006. She has been serving as President of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, a foreign policy think tank dedicated to advancing cooperation between nations and promoting active international engagement by the United States, since 1997. She served in government as Deputy to the Undersecretary of State for Global Affairs in the U.S. Department of State in 1993, and in other senior governmental and non-governmental positions earlier in her career. Ms. Mathews was Director of the Washington Office of the Council on Foreign Relations from 1994 to 1997. She serves as a trustee of several nonprofit organizations. Ms. Mathews also currently serves on the Board of Directors of SomaLogic, Inc.

Robert F. Moran has served as a member of the Board of Directors since July 2013. From January 2012 to June 2013, Mr. Moran served as Chairman of the Board of PetSmart, Inc. and as Chief Executive Officer of PetSmart from June 2009 to June 2013. He joined PetSmart as President of North American Stores in July 1999, and in December 2001, he was appointed President and Chief Operating Officer. From 1998 to 1999, Mr. Moran was President of Toys ‘R’ Us, Ltd., Canada. Prior to 1991 and from 1993 to 1998, for a total of 20 years, Mr. Moran was employed by Sears, Roebuck and Company in a variety of financial and merchandising positions, including as President and Chief Executive Officer of Sears de Mexico. He was also Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of Galerias Preciados of Madrid, Spain, from 1991 to 1993. Mr. Moran currently serves as a director of GNC Holdings, Inc., and the USA Track & Field Foundation. Within the past five years, Mr. Moran has served as a director of PetSmart and Collective Brands, Inc.

J. Patrick Mulcahy has served as Lead Director since January 2009 and as a member of the Board of Directors since the completion of the spinoff from Sara Lee in September 2006. Since January 2007, Mr. Mulcahy has served as Chairman of the Board of Energizer Holdings, Inc., a consumer products company. From January 2005 to January 2007, Mr. Mulcahy served as the Vice Chairman of Energizer Holdings, Inc. From 2000 to January 2005, Mr. Mulcahy served as Chief Executive Officer of Energizer Holdings, Inc. In addition to serving on the Board of Directors of Energizer Holdings, Inc., Mr. Mulcahy also currently serves on the Board of Directors of Ralcorp Holdings, Inc. During the past five years, Mr. Mulcahy also served on the Board of Directors of Solutia Inc.

Ronald L. Nelson has served as a member of the Board of Directors since July 2008. Since August 2006, Mr. Nelson has been Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Avis Budget Group, Inc., which operates two major brands in the global vehicle rental industry through Avis and Budget. Avis Budget Group, Inc. is the legal successor to Cendant Corporation, which split into three separate public companies as of August 1, 2006. Prior to the split, Mr. Nelson was a director of Cendant Corporation from April 2003, was Chief Financial Officer from May 2003 until August 2006 and was President from October 2004 to August 2006. Mr. Nelson was also Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Cendant Corporation’s Vehicle Rental business from January 2006 to August 2006. From December 2005 to April 2006, Mr. Nelson was interim Chief Executive Officer of Cendant Corporation’s former Travel Distribution Division. In addition to Avis Budget Group, Inc., Mr. Nelson is a director of Convergys Corporation.

Andrew J. Schindler has served as a member of the Board of Directors since the completion of the spinoff from Sara Lee in September 2006. From 1974 to 2004, Mr. Schindler served in various management positions with R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Holdings, Inc., a holding company whose operating subsidiaries included R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, the second largest cigarette manufacturer in the United States. He served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer from 1999 to 2004. He served as Chairman of Reynolds American Inc., a company formed in 2004 by the merger of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Holdings, Inc. and the U.S. operations of British American Tobacco PLC, from 2004 to 2005. Mr. Schindler currently serves on the Board of Directors of Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc. and ConAgra Foods, Inc. During the past five years, Mr. Schindler also served on the Board of Directors of Reynolds American Inc. and Arvin Meritor, Inc.

David V. Singer served as Chief Executive Officer of Snyder's-Lance, Inc., a manufacturer and marketer of snack foods throughout the United States and internationally, from 2010 to 2013. He also served as the President and CEO of Lance, Inc. from 2005 until its merger with Snyder's of Hanover, Inc. in 2010. From 2001 to 2005, Mr. Singer served as Chief Financial Officer of Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated, a beverage manufacturer and distributor. Mr. Singer currently serves on the Board of Directors of Flowers Foods, Inc., SPX Corporation and Brunswick Corporation. During the past five years, Mr. Singer also served on the Board of Directors of Snyder’s-Lance, Inc. and Lance, Inc.

Ann E. Ziegler has served as a member of the Board of Directors since December 2008. She has served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and a member of the executive committee of CDW Corporation, a leading provider of technology solutions for business, government, healthcare and education, since May 2008. From April 2005 until April 2008, Ms. Ziegler served as Senior Vice President, Administration and Chief Financial Officer of Sara Lee Food and Beverage. From April 2003 until April 2005, she was Chief Financial Officer of Sara Lee Bakery Group. From November 2000 until April 2003, she was Senior Vice President, Corporate Development of Sara Lee. During the past five years, Ms. Ziegler also served on the Board of Directors of Unitrin, Inc.