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 Policy and Revenue Study Commission; a member of the Committee on Capital Markets Regulation; a U.S. Presidential Appointee on the Council on Service and Civic Participation; and a member of the Advisory Council of the Institute for Corporate Ethics.
Steve Odland has a Bachelor’s of Business Administration from The University of Notre Dame, and a Master’s of Management degree from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. He currently is a member of the Board of Directors of General Mills, Inc. and Analogic Corporation, and is a trustee of The Conference Board.
Recent Media Appearances and Op-Eds
CNBC Op-Ed: A New Year's Resolution for the Boardroom
FOX News Radio: The State and Trajectory of Job Creation