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Richard Postle

President, Blue Ridge Bread (Panera)

Work History

1970-1972: Ohio Bell Telephone Company; Commercial Manager; Columbus, Ohio.

1972-1988: Wendy’s International, Inc.; President USA and Canada; Columbus, Ohio.

1988-1991: I Can’t Believe It’s Yogurt; Chief Operating Executive; Dallas, Texas.

1991-1994: PepsiCo, Inc.; Kentucky Fried Chicken, Chief Operating Officer-USA; Louisville, Kentucky.

1994-1995: Checkers, Inc.; President and COO; Clearwater, Florida.

1995-Present: Panera Bread

          1995-2003: Panera LLC, President; St. Louis, Missouri.

2003-2004: Cap City Bread LLC, dba/Panera Bread; President and Owner; Alexandria, Virginia.

2004-Present: Capitol Dough Inc., dba/Panera Bread; Founder and CEO; Charlottesville, Virginia.

Family History

Married to Rosemary Postle.

Two Daughters and 4 Grandchildren.

Multiple community and philanthropic organizations including Advisory Boards for University of Virginia Children’s Hospital, The Ohio State University College of Education and Human Services-HTM and Virginia Tech University College of Business-HTM.