Board of Directors
|Peter L. Lynch|
Chairman of the Board
Mr. Lynch is President and Chief Executive Officer of Winn-Dixie. He was appointed to this position in 2004. During 2003 and 2004, he was a private investor. From 1999 to 2003, he held various positions of increasing responsibility, including President and Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President-Operations, with Albertson’s, Inc., a national retail food and drug chain comprised of 2,500 stores operating under the Albertson’s, Jewel/Osco, ACME, Sav-on and Osco names. While at Albertson’s, Mr. Lynch spearheaded the successful merger of American Stores Company, which operated food and drug stores in the Midwest, into Albertson’s. Mr. Lynch also held executive positions with Jewel/Osco, including President of the ACME division and Senior Vice President of Store Operations. Mr. Lynch began his career with Star Markets Company, a regional retailer, serving as Vice President of Operations and Vice President of Human Resources before being named its President.
Mr. Lynch is a member of the board of directors of the Food Marketing Institute, an industry trade association, and Topco Associates LLC, a provider of aggregation and knowledge management services to food retailers and wholesalers. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of Nichols College.
Mr. Lynch has significant leadership experience in the food retailing industry. Since his appointment as President and Chief Executive Officer in 2004, Mr. Lynch has guided the Company through a significant operational and financial turnaround. He brings to the Board extensive knowledge of all aspects of the food retailing business, including strategic planning, financial management, mergers and acquisitions, and retail and non-retail operations.