Mr. Odland brings to CED an extensive business background, serving as Chairman & CEO of Office Depot, Inc. from 2005-2010; Chairman, President & CEO of AutoZone, Inc. from 2001 until 2005; and President & CEO of Tops Markets, Inc. from 1998 to 2000. Most recently, Mr. Odland also served as an Adjunct Professor in the graduate schools of business at Florida Atlantic University and Lynn University.
Mr. Odland also possesses a strong policy background. From 2004 to 2006, he was Chairman of the Business Roundtable's Corporate Governance Task Force. Previously, Odland was a U.S. Presidential appointee as a Commissioner on the National Surface Transportation... Read more >>
In 2012, CED’s Executive Committee named Michael J. Petro Executive Vice President of this nonpartisan business led public policy organization. In this capacity, Mr. Petro is responsible for overseeing and directing all functions of CED including development, communications, and the research agenda. In addition, Mr. Petro supervises a staff of 20 individuals and reports to some 200 CED Trustees throughout the country. Throughout his 14 year career at CED, Mr. Petro has served COO-like functions and directed all outreach and implementation activities.
Prior to joining CED, Mr. Petro served as Vice President for the Center for National Policy. For... Read more >>
Minarik was the chief economist of the Office of Management and Budget for the eight years of the Clinton Administration, helping to formulate the Administration’s program to eliminate the budget deficit, including both the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1993 and the bipartisan Balanced Budget Act of 1997. Prior to his service in the Clinton Administration, Minarik worked closely with Senator Bill Bradley on his efforts to reform the federal income tax, which culminated in the Tax Reform Act of 1986, writing Making Tax Choices in 1985; and served as Chief Economist to the House Budget Committee in 1991-92 and 2001-05, and... Read more >>