Harley-Davidson, Inc. has announced the appointment of Troy Alstead and Allan Golston to the company's board of directors. Alstead is retired from Starbucks Corporation where he most recently served as Chief Operating Officer, and Golston is the President of the U.S. program for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
"We are delighted to have two new talented professionals join our board," said Michael Cave, non-executive chairman of the board of Harley-Davidson. "Troy and Alan bring valuable skills and have important perspectives as leaders in their fields that will be assets to the company."
Alstead is founder of Harbor O5 and the Ocean5 Foundation. He worked for Starbucks for more than 24 years in finance, operations management and international business roles. Prior to joining Starbucks, Alstead held various finance roles at NCR Corporation and Egghead Software. Alstead is on the board of directors of Levi Strauss & Co. and TopGolf.
Golston, who has been with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation since 2000, previously served as its Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative Officer. He is a certified public accountant and has held positions with Swedish Health Services in Seattle and the University of Colorado Hospital. Golston is a member of the board of directors of Stryker Corporation, and is a member of the Stryker Corporation Audit Committee.
The appointments of Alstead and Golston by board action brings the total number of directors to 13. Their terms will expire at the company's 2017 annual meeting of shareholders.