William J. DeLaney III

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William J. DeLaney III is an American businessman. He serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Sysco (NYSESYY).


Early life[edit]

He graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1977 and received a Master of Business Administration from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1982.[1][2][3]


In 1987, he joined Sysco (NYSESYY) as Assistant Treasurer.[1][2][4][5] He became Treasurer in 1991 and served as Vice President from 1993 to 1994.[1][2][4][5] In 1996, he joined the Sysco Food Services of Syracuse, New York as Chief Financial Officer, serving as Senior Vice President in 1998 and Executive Vice President in 2002.[1][2][3][4][5] From 2004 to 2006, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Sysco Food Services of Charlotte, North Carolina.[1][2][3][4][5] From December 2006 to June 30, 2007, he served as Sysco's Senior Vice President of Financial Reporting.[1][2][4][5] From July 1, 2007 to 2009, he served as its Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.[1][2][4][5] He joined its Board of Directors in January 2009 and became its Chief Executive Officer in March 2009.[1][2][3][4][5] Since February 5, 2010, he has also served as its President.[1][2][4][5]

Since September 2011, he has served on the Board of Directors of Aristotle Holding and Express Scripts.[2][3][5] He also sits on the Board of Directors of the Center for Houston's Future founded by the Greater Houston Partnership.[5][6]

Personal life[edit]

In 2011 he earned US$5,725,501.[1] As of 2013, he owns 336,748 shares of Sysco.[1]