The C.E.O. of UPS on Voting Rights and Vaccine Delivery

After a long career at Home Depot, Carol Tomé thought she was done with office life. Then a company she knew well needed a new leader.

Carol ToméCredit…Nicole Craine for The New York Times

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By David Gelles

Carol Tomé had retired. After more than two decades working at Home Depot, where she rose to become chief financial officer, Ms. Tomé stepped down in 2019 and settled into the kind of postprofessional existence enjoyed by very well-compensated executives. There was a family office, a family foundation and a 600-acre farm in north Georgia.

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