Diane M. Pearse
Diane M. Pearse is the retired Chief Executive Officer and President of Hickory Farms, LLC, a leading multi-channel retailer of specialty foods. She held this role from March 2016 through January 2022. From May 2015 to March 2016, Ms. Pearse held the position of Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of Finance for Garrett Brands, LLC a privately held U.S. based consumer products company. Before joining Garrett Brands, Ms. Pearse served as Senior Vice President of Operations and Merchandising for Redbox Automated Retail, LLC, a fully automated DVD rental company and wholly-owned by Coinstar, Inc. Ms. Pearse also held the position of Chief Financial Officer for Crate and Barrel, a leading specialty retailer of home furnishings, from 2001-2010. Ms. Pearse holds a Bachelor's degree in accountancy from the University of Illinois-Urbana and a Master's degree in business administration from DePaul University. Ms. Pearse became an MSA director in 2004.