David L. Beré

Chairman and CEO, Nonni’s Foods, LLC, Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois

Became Trustee


Career Summary
David L. Beré is chairman and CEO of Nonni’s Foods, LLC, a leading producer and marketer of biscotti and other specialty snack products. Dave formed a partnership with Wind Point Partners to purchase the business in 2011.

From 2006 to 2010, Beré held a number of leadership roles with Dollar General Corporation, a leading discount retailer with over 8,500 stores and $11 billion in sales. He was named president and chief operating officer in 2006 after serving on the board of directors since 2002. Upon completion of KKR’s (a major private equity firm) acquisition of Dollar General in 2007, Dave served as interim chief executive officer. After a permanent CEO was named in January 2008, Dave took the position of chief strategy officer until his retirement in 2010.

From 1978 to 2005, Mr. Beré provided leadership in the food industry: Bakery Chef (CEO, 1998–2005), McCain Foods USA (CEO, 1996–1998), and Quaker Oats (1978–1995). In 1983, Beré served as a White House Fellow for President Ronald Reagan.

Mr. Beré received both an MBA and BA in political science from Indiana University. He is married to Karen Beré, and they have three grown children.

Dean’s Advisory Council Indiana University Kelley School of Business
Board Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy
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