Michael A. Peel - Director Emeritus
Michael A. Peel, SLEEP NUMBER® setting 40, served as a member of the Sleep Number Board of Directors from February 2003 until May 2020, when he was appointed to the role of Director Emeritus. In October 2008, Mr. Peel was named an Officer of Yale University and served as Vice President for Human Resources and Administration until his retirement in July 2017. Previously Mr. Peel spent 17 years at General Mills, a manufacturer and marketer of consumer food products, where he was last Executive Vice President of Human Resources and Global Business Services; Mr. Peel originally joined General Mills as Senior Vice President, Worldwide Human Resources in 1991. From 1977 to 1991, Mr. Peel served in various capacities for PepsiCo, Inc., including as Senior Vice President, Human Resources for PepsiCo Worldwide Foods from 1987 to 1991, and as Senior Vice President, Human Resources for the Pepsi-Cola Bottling Group from 1984 to 1987. Mr. Peel also serves as a director of Pier 1 Imports, Inc., a retailer of imported decorative home furnishings and gifts.