Robert L. Dixon, Jr., 67, was appointed to our Board of Directors on February 12, 2018. Mr. Dixon has been the owner of The RD Factor, Inc., a digital and information technology consulting business, since December 2016. Mr. Dixon served as Global Chief Information Officer and Senior Vice President of PepsiCo, Inc. (“PepsiCo”), a publicly traded global food and beverage company, from November 2007 until April 2016 and as Senior Vice President until December 2016. Prior to joining PepsiCo, Mr. Dixon held various positions with The Procter & Gamble Company, a publicly traded consumer household products company, since 1977, including Vice President of Global Business Services from 2005 until 2007. Mr. Dixon serves on the Board of Directors of Elevance Health, Inc., a publicly traded health benefits and services company, and Okta, Inc., a publicly traded software services company. He also serves on the Georgia Institute of Technology Board of Trustees, College of Computing Advisory Board, and the President’s Advisory Board. He previously served on the CIO Advisory Board for International Business Machines Corporation. Mr. Dixon holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from The Georgia Institute of Technology. He and his wife reside in Atlanta, Georgia.
Having served as Global Chief Information Officer of a large public company and through his service on the CIO Advisory Board for another large public company, Mr. Dixon has extensive technology experience, including in the area of cybersecurity. He also has significant marketing experiences through his senior positions at two large public companies, both of which have global retail consumer product focus. As a member of the Board of Directors of other publicly traded and private companies, he has gained highly relevant corporate governance experience.