Mr. Stephen A. Odland is a President, Chief Executive Officer & Trustee at The Conference Board, Inc., an Independent Director at General Mills, Inc. and a President & Chief Executive Officer at AERIC, Inc.
He is on the Board of Directors at The Conference Board, Inc. and General Mills, Inc.
He formerly served as Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Office Depot, Inc. from 2005-2010, a Chairman, President & CEO of AutoZone, Inc. from 2001 until 2005 and President & Chief Executive Officer of Tops Markets, Inc. from 1998 to 2000. From 2013-2018 he was President and Chief Executive Officer of The Conference Board's public policy affiliate, the Committee for Economic Development. From 2004 to 2006, he was Chairman of the Business Roundtable's Corporate Governance Task Force. Previously, Mr. Odland was a U.S. Presidential appointee as a Commissioner on the National Surface Transportation Policy and Revenue Study Commission, a member of the Committee on Capital Markets Regulation, a U.S. Presidential Appointee on the Council on Service and Civic Participation and a member of the Advisory Council of the Institute for Corporate Ethics.
He also formerly served as an Adjunct Professor in the graduate schools of business at Florida Atlantic University and Lynn University.
He has a Bachelor's of Business Administration from The University of Notre Dame, and a Master's of Management degree from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.