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US Foods appoints new member of board of directors

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US Foods Holding Corp. said Cheryl A. Bachelder has been appointed to the board of directors, effective Oct. 1.

"Cheryl is among the most respected executives in the food industry," said Pietro Satriano, chairman and CEO of US Foods. "Her unique experience building brands and leading sustained growth in the restaurant industry will provide valuable guidance to US Foods as we execute on our 'Great Food. Made Easy.' strategy."

"We're excited to welcome Cheryl to the board," said Robert Dutkowsky, lead independent director and chairman of the nominating and corporate governance committee of US Foods. "She's an accomplished leader with an exceptional track record of creating strong brand value that drives performance. We'll benefit from her insight and expertise."

Bachelder served as CEO of Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen Inc., a publicly traded, multinational restaurant operator and franchiser, from 2007 to 2017. Prior to that, she served as president and chief concept officer of KFC Corp. Bachelder's earlier career included brand leadership roles at Domino's Pizza, RJR Nabisco, Gillette and Procter & Gamble.

Currently, Bachelder is a director of Pier 1 Imports Inc. She is also the author of the book, "Dare to Serve: How to Drive Superior Results by Serving Others."

Bachelder holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a Master of Business Administration in Finance and Marketing from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University.