Richard (Rick) H. Gomez
Mr. Gomez has been a director of the Company since November 2021. Since February 2021, Mr. Gomez has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Food and Beverage Officer for Target Corporation, one of the largest mass retailers in the United States.
He previously served as Target’s Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing, Digital & Strategy Officer from December 2019 to February 2021, where he oversaw strategic direction for Target’s guest-centric marketing and e-commerce business. Prior to that, Mr. Gomez served as Target’s Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing & Digital Officer from January 2019 to December 2019, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer from January 2017 to January 2019 and Senior Vice President, Brand and Category Marketing from April 2013 to January 2017. Prior to his tenure with Target, Mr. Gomez spent more than 20 years managing multi-billion consumer package goods brands, including serving as Vice President of Brand Marketing at MillerCoors from 2009 to 2013 and multiple leadership positions at PepsiCo, including Chief Marketing Officer of the non-carbonated beverage portfolio from 2007 to 2009. Mr. Gomez began his career in brand management at the Quaker Oats Company.
A graduate of Dartmouth College, Mr. Gomez currently serves on the Executive Council of MBOLD, a Minnesota-based organization that accelerates practical solutions to some of the biggest challenges facing food and agriculture. He also serves on the board of the National Museum of the American Latino at the Smithsonian.