Chris Underwood, right

Chris Underwood, right

CEO, Young's Market

WHY: Helms employer of more than 3K workers doing business in 10 states.

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RECENT: Federal Trade Commission OK’d joint venture with Republic National Distributing in July, deal official in August. Young’s Market now a division of Republic National’s Western region, making the two partners in all markets where Young’s has business.

NOTABLE: Represents fifth generation leading family-owned business. USC communications graduate. Started off in the company’s warehouse. Father, Vern, serves as board chair.

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