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PHILADELPHIA -- The face of Sunoco's board of directors is changing with the addition of two new members and the retirement of another. All total, the moves will bring the board's count to nine.
Taking seats for the first time are Irene Chang Britt and William H. Easter III. Britt is senior vice president and chief strategy officer for Campbell Soup Co. Easter is retired chairman and CEO of DCP Midstream LLC.
"Both Irene and Bill are accomplished executives whose experience will be an asset to Sunoco, and we are pleased they have joined Sunoco's board," said Lynn L. Elsenhans, chairman and CEO of Sunoco Inc. "Their expertise will complement that of our existing board as we seek to maximize the potential for our strong retail and logistics businesses with a view toward creating value for our shareholders."
In addition to the new appointments, John W. Rowe is stepping down from the board of directors effective Dec. 31. Rowe is current chairman and CEO of Exelon Corp. He was elected to Sunoco's board in 2003. In his eight years on the board, he served on the executive, corporate responsibility and compensation committees. He was elected chair of the corporate responsibility committee in 2010.
"We also thank John for his many contributions to the company over the years," Elsenhans said. "He has played an invaluable role in helping the company pursue its strategy."
Britt currently directs the strategy for Campbell's global businesses. She also is responsible for global marketing services, and global consumer and customer insights. She joined Campbell in 2005 and has served as vice president and general manager of the company's U.S. sauces and beverages business and president of its North America foodservice division. Prior to joining Campbell, she spent 20 years in general management and marketing with both Kraft and Kimberly-Clark.
She earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Toronto and a master's degree in business administration from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario. She also is a member of the board of advisors for Catalyst.
Easter served as chairman, president and CEO of DCP Midstream LLC from 2004 until 2008, following a 30-year career in natural gas supply and marketing, transportation, refining and petroleum marketing for Conoco and ConocoPhillips. He earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Houston and a master's degree in management from Stanford Graduate School of Business. He is involved in private investments and also serves as a member of the board of directors for Concho Resources Inc. and the Memorial Hospital System in Houston.