Board of Directors
Joined the Board: 2010
Committee: Compensation and Management Development (Chair); Nominating and Governance; Technology and eCommerce
Prior to joining Wake Forest University, Steve Reinemund had a distinguished 23-year career with PepsiCo, Inc., where he served as chairman of the board from 2006 to 2007, and chairman and CEO from 2001 to 2006. Previously, he was PepsiCo’s president and chief operating officer from 1999 to 2001 and chairman and CEO of Frito-Lay’s worldwide operations from 1996 to 1999.
Steve served as a member of the board of directors of GS Acquisition Holdings Corp. from 2018 to 2020 until the business combination that resulted in Vertiv Holdings Co., where he continues to serve on the board of directors. He also currently serves as a member of the board of GS Acquisition Holdings Corp II and Catalyst Partners Acquisition Corp. Steve previously served as a director of Exxon Mobil Corporation and Marriott International, Inc., from 2007 to May 2020. He previously served as a director of Johnson & Johnson from 2003 to 2008 and of American Express Company from 2007 to 2015. He previously served as a member of the board of directors of Chick-fil-A, Inc. from 2015 to 2021, and he serves on the board of trustees for The Cooper Institute and the United States Naval Academy Foundation.