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Edgar Bedolla

Edgar Bedolla is vice president of Corporate Financial Planning and Analysis and Brands at Levi Strauss & Co. He has built up more than 20 years of financial leadership experience at LS&Co., American Express, Bacardi, Procter & Gamble, and Gillette. He has an expertise in commercial analysis and financial planning, business strategy, scenario planning and controlling.

Edgar has spent most of his life and career in Mexico. In 2018, he relocated to San Francisco when he took on his current role.

Edgar received a degree in industrial engineering at the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey in 2001. He later received an MBA from the Escuela de Graduados en Administración y Dirección de Empresas, the graduate business school of the Monterrey Institute of Technology.

Chip Bergh

Chip Bergh joined Levi Strauss & Co. in September 2011 as President and CEO. Chip is an accomplished executive with extensive domestic and international experience, including a 28-year tenure with Proctor & Gamble. In his role as Group President, Global Male Grooming, he was responsible for all aspects of branding and innovation, as well as key investment decisions of the $7 billion global business.

Chip previously served on the board of directors for VF Corporation and on the Economic Development Board, Singapore, and was a member of the US-ASEAN Business Council, Singapore. Chip also brings experience in nonprofit governance, having served on the board of directors of the United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley.

Zaineb De Souza

Zaineb De Souza is vice president of Digital Product Delivery at Levi Strauss & Co. Zaineb has been with LS&Co. for six years, and during this time she has held several strategy and digital product delivery roles within the Direct-to-Consumer and Operations organizations. She currently leads strategy and delivery of digital and AI capabilities, focused on LS&Co.’s go-to-market processes, including brief, design and development, assorting and planning.

Originally from Australia, Zaineb received her undergraduate degree in business, majoring in management information systems and accounting, from the University of New South Wales in Sydney. For a time, she played Division 1 Women’s Soccer in New South Wales, Australia. She has volunteered for nonprofit organizations such as Just Enough Faith Food Truck and Conservation Volunteers Australia.

She first came to the United States to complete her MBA from Harvard Business School.

Mark Foxton

Mark Foxton joined Levi Strauss & Co. in 2014 as senior director of Global Partnership and Collaboration, overseeing property relationships with Levi’s® Stadium, the San Francisco 49ers, the San Francisco Giants, the Golden State Warriors and other franchises. Mark is currently responsible for developing and implementing strategies for the brand as it looks to expand in the sports, lifestyle and culture landscape. As head of global partnerships, he provides a single line of sight and leadership over all of our partnerships with influencers, athletes, venues, talent and collaborators across the globe. This includes working with LSF grantee, Tarana Burke, on elevating her forthcoming book on the #MeToo movement. Mark is articulate on matters of racial justice, business and society, and is a frequent presenter at employee-facing sessions addressing diversity, equity and inclusion.

Prior to joining the company, Mark spent more than a decade activating multiplatform partnerships for industry-leading leagues, teams and rights holders, including the NBA, Madison Square Garden, the San Francisco 49ers and Live Nation. Mark received his undergraduate degree from Stanford University. He also served as an adjunct professor for the University of San Francisco’s Master of Sports Marketing program.

Daniel Geballe

Dan Geballe is a Managing Director at SJF Ventures where he leads investments in early stage companies creating positive social and/or environmental impacts. Prior to SJF, Dan worked for DBL Investors, Corporation for Enterprise Development, and Fisher Investments.

Dan has a Bachelor’s Degree in anthropology and Master’s Degree in environmental management from Yale University and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Dan serves as Vice President of the Levi Strauss Foundation and chairs the Finance Committee.

Elise Haas

Elise Haas is a sixth-generation descendant of Levi Strauss. She is from the San Francisco Bay Area and has from an early age cultivated a keen interest in other languages and cultures. She grew up bilingual in English and Japanese, studied French and Spanish at school and lived in a rural French village for three years to pursue equestrian training full-time. As a member of the U.S. National Equestrian Team, Elise travelled extensively across Europe, Mexico and Canada.

Elise earned a bachelor's degree in human biology, a multidisciplinary course of study that examines how biological and behavioral sciences influence the creation and evaluation of public policies — particularly in environmental and health contexts. As an undergraduate, Elise volunteered as a counselor for Camp Kesem, a student-run summer camp for children who have a parent with cancer, and helped the organization with fundraising throughout the year. She also attended a seminar on critical issues in women’s global health taught by Anne Firth Murray, founder of the Global Fund for Women. Since graduating in 2007, Elise has actively supported her preferred causes through a donor-advised fund at the San Francisco Foundation.

Jennifer C. Haas

Jennifer C. Haas began her career in Washington, D.C., engaging in policy work on issues related to human rights and international development.

After several years, she decided to switch gears to focus on creating more lasting change, which led Jennifer to earn her MA in Education and teaching credential from Stanford University. Upon graduation, she developed curriculum and taught social studies at the both the high school and middle school levels. Since leaving the teaching profession, Jennifer has devoted her time and talent to her community and her family. She has served on the board of the Walter and Elise Haas Fund since 2002 and is the current board chair at St. Paul’s Episcopal School in Oakland. Jennifer is a former trustee of Marin Academy and World Savvy.

Prior to this, Jennifer completed her undergraduate work at Vassar College, where she majored in political science with a focus on international politics and development. In addition, she graduated with the Vassar equivalent of a minor in regional geography, focusing on international political economy.

Pete E. Haas, Jr.

Pete served on the Board of Directors for Levi Strauss & Co. for 34 years. He also held a variety of executive positions with LS&Co. from 1972 to 1989, including director of Product Integrity of The Jeans Company and vice president and general manager of the Menswear Division.

Pete is President of the Red Tab Foundation Board, Trustee Emeritus of the San Francisco Foundation, a Trustee of the Walter and Elise Haas Fund, and an Honorary Director of the Novato Youth Center. He also serves on the Investment Committee of the Marin Academy.

He earned his bachelor’s degree in1969 from Stanford University and his MBA in 1972 from Harvard Business School.

David Jedrzejek

David Jedrzejek is senior vice president and general counsel at Levi Strauss & Co. He leads the global legal department in supporting LS&Co. businesses operating in over 110 countries. He is responsible for all aspects of legal, ethics and compliance, enterprise resilience and governance, in addition to acting as counselor to the board of directors and executive leadership. He is a member of the company’s executive leadership team. David also oversees the Levi Strauss Foundation.

David joined LS&Co. in 2015 and served in several senior legal roles before taking on his current position. Prior to LS&Co., David practiced law at Gap Inc. and at the law firms Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati, and Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman.

David also serves on the board of the nonprofit organization San Francisco Baykeeper.

Tracy Layney

Tracy Layney is senior vice president and Chief Human Resources Officer at Levi Strauss & Co. Tracy is responsible for LS&Co.’s people strategy on a global scale, including diversity, equity and inclusion, recruiting, employee engagement, talent management, compensation and benefits, and HR technology.

Tracy brings more than 20 years of experience in human resources and organization strategy to her role. Prior to joining LS&Co., she served as senior vice president and chief human resources officer for Shutterfly, Inc., the leading retailer of personalized photo-based products.

Before Shutterfly, Tracy spent 10 years at Gap Inc., where she held numerous senior leadership roles in HR, most recently serving as the senior vice president of Global Human Resources and Communications for Old Navy. Prior to Gap Inc., Tracy held positions at LS&Co. and PricewaterhouseCoopers and IBM Business Consulting Services, where she worked with Fortune 500 clients in the high tech, financial services, retail and healthcare industries on projects ranging from organization design and development to strategic change management.

Tracy holds a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Pennsylvania, where she graduated magna cum laude. She is active in the HR thought leader community and serves on the board of directors for the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) Foundation. Previously, Tracy has served on several boards and committees for professional HR organizations as well as with Congregation Rodef Sholom.

Anna Walker

Anna Walker is senior director, Public Affairs at Levi Strauss & Co., supporting LS&Co.’s business strategy and strengthening the company’s reputation by anticipating and shaping external public policy and stakeholder initiatives. In this role, Anna has spearheaded the company’s recent policy positions and advocacy on the Muslim Travel Ban, Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals (DACA), LGBTQIA+ equality (including marriage equality and nondiscrimination in employment and commerce), paid family leave and support for birth control coverage. A member of the global Corporate Affairs leadership team, Anna also oversees the LS&Co. Community Affairs program, which implements community grants on behalf of the company, employee giving and volunteerism.

Prior to joining LS&Co. in 2004, Anna was senior manager for international labor affairs at the U.S. Council for International Business, establishing its corporate responsibility program and representing U.S. business at the International Labor Organization. She has a Master of Arts from the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at the Johns Hopkins University and bachelor’s degrees in international relations and Spanish from the University of California, Davis.

She is active with nonprofit organizations serving youth with mental and physical disabilities, including the Albany Challenger League and KEEN (Kids Enjoy Exercise Now). She is an avid fundraiser for Schoolcare, providing academics and artist opportunities in the Albany School District, and a longtime donor to Partners in Health.