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Crossmark taps former PepsiCo exec for board

PLANO, Texas — Crossmark, a leading sales and marketing services company in the consumer goods industry, has named John Compton to its board of directors to serve along with principals of Warburg Pincus, a leading global private equity firm.

Compton spent most of his career as a senior executive at PepsiCo, most recently serving as its president. Previously he was CEO of PepsiCo Americas Foods — the largest division within PepsiCo. In addition, Compton served as CEO of all PepsiCo operations in the U.S. and Canada. He began his career there in 1983 as a Frito-Lay production supervisor in the Pulaski, Tenn., manufacturing plant. In all, Compton spent 30 years at the company, serving in various sales, marketing, operations and general management capacities.

Currently, Compton serves as a director at First Horizon National Corp. He graduated from the University of Tennessee and remains an active supporter of the school’s College of Business Administration. He is a lifetime member of the advisory council to the dean.

“John brings extensive experience in the consumer goods industry to the Crossmark board,” said Crossmark CEO Joe Crafton. “His exceptional leadership and insight will be important as Crossmark continues to grow and develop more solutions for our clients.”

“I have admired the capabilities of Crossmark and look forward to working with the teams to increase shareholder value,” said Compton.

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