Steve Davis Named to the National Association of Corporate Directors Top 100 for 2022!

Congratulations to Steve Davis, Independent Director and member of the Audit, Compensation and Nominating, Governance and Corporate Social Responsibility Committees, on being named one of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Top 100 for 2022! The annual listing recognizes leading corporate directors, corporate governance experts, policymakers, and influencers who significantly impact boardroom practices and performance.

Steve joined the AEO Board of Directors in October 2020 and his wealth of experience has proved to be a tremendous asset to AEO. His deep consumer knowledge, operational and marketing expertise, and track record of scaling growth brands complements our strategic priorities, while his passion for building strong communities and cultures through diversity of people – along with his commitment to giving back – perfectly aligns with our corporate values.

Steve is the former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Bob Evans Farms, bringing more than 30 years of experience leading iconic consumer brands. He previously served in a variety of executive and management roles with YUM! Brands and Kraft General Foods, where he led the successful launch of new products and marketing campaigns for long standing American brands. Steve’s background provides significant capabilities across marketing and branding, strategy, finance and corporate development. He also serves as a director of PPG Industries, Inc., Marathon Petroleum Corporation and Albertsons Companies, where he serves as Chair of the Finance Committee.

“This year’s honorees—each of whom has been nominated by a peer—have demonstrated their individual excellence in governance by serving their organizations and communities during the most challenging of times,” said Peter R. Gleason, president and CEO of NACD. “These directors exemplify accomplishment and integrity and inspire others with their dedication to enhancing board leadership.”

Honorees will be recognized at the 2022 NACD Directorship 100 Awards Gala in June. They will also be highlighted in the NACD Directorship magazine’s annual list of the Most Influential People in Boardrooms and Corporate Governance.