Board of Directors

Christopher J. Baldwin, Executive Chairman

Christopher J. Baldwin currently serves as Executive Chairman of BJ’s Wholesale Club. Mr. Baldwin joined BJ’s in September 2015 and served as Chief Executive Officer from 2016 to 2019. Before joining BJ’s, he was Chief Executive Officer of Hess Retail Corporation, a spin-off of Hess Corporation (“Hess Retail”) from 2010 to 2015. Under Mr. Baldwin’s leadership, Hess Retail operated more than 1,300 convenience stores and served over a million customers daily. Before joining Hess Retail, he held executive roles at Kraft Foods from 2007 to 2010, and The Hershey Company from 2004 to 2007. Earlier in his career, Mr. Baldwin held various roles at Nabisco and Procter & Gamble. Mr. Baldwin serves on the board of the National Retail Federation, the world’s largest retail trade association. Mr. Baldwin is also active in the community, serving as an executive board member at Harlem Lacrosse, a school-based nonprofit that provides educational intervention, leadership training and lacrosse for at-risk youth. Mr. Baldwin graduated from Siena College in Loudonville, New York with a B.S. in Economics.

Darryl Brown

Darryl Brown has been a Director of the Company since 2021. Mr. Brown is an accomplished senior executive with more than thirty years of experience in consumer-packaged goods and financial services. Currently, he serves as President & CEO of Shadowbrook Investments, LLC, a family-run private equity firm located in southwest Florida. Previously, he served as President, Global Corporate Payments, Americas as American Express. Prior to joining American Express, he held a number of leadership positions at Kraft Foods, where he led the company’s North American retail sales and logistics organization. Mr. Brown currently serves on the boards of Atradius Trade Credit Insurance, an insurance company, and Datanomers, an analytics company. He holds a Masters of Business Administration from Lake Forest Graduate School of Business and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Lincoln University.

Maile Clark

Maile Clark has been a Director of the Company since 2019. Ms. Clark spent twenty-five years working in the investment management industry analyzing and evaluating global consumer discretionary companies. She previously worked with MFS Investment Management, Scudder Kemper Investments and Wellington Management and retired from the investment management industry in 2018. Clark currently is a member of the Boston Ballet Board of Overseers. She holds a BS in Finance from Boston University and is a CFA charter holder and designated Financial Expert under SEC guidelines.

Robert W. Eddy

Robert W. Eddy is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Mr. Eddy was named to this position in 2021. Prior to that, he served as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial and Administrative Officer, having been appointed to that role in 2018. He joined BJ’s Wholesale Club in 2007 as Senior Vice President, Finance and was named Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in 2011. Prior to joining BJ’s, Mr. Eddy served multinational manufacturing, technology, retail and consumer products companies as a member of the audit and business advisory practice of PwC in Boston and San Francisco. From 2013 to 2017, Mr. Eddy chaired the Financial Executives Council of the National Retail Federation. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees of The Boston Children’s Hospital. Mr. Eddy is a graduate of Babson College.

Michelle Gloeckler

Michelle Gloeckler has been a Director of the Company since 2019. Ms. Gloeckler is a retail executive with more than thirty years of experience in retail, consumer-packaged goods, merchandising, sourcing, manufacturing and strategy. Most recently, she was the executive vice president, Chief Merchant for Academy Sports & Outdoors, a sporting goods retailer. Prior to that, Gloeckler held a number of leadership positions at Walmart, where she led their health and wellness unit and US Manufacturing initiative and The Hershey Company. Gloeckler currently serves on the board of Hill Biosystems, an agricultural technology company, and The University of Michigan Dean’s Advisory Council. She holds a BA in Communication and Psychology from the University of Michigan.

Thomas A. Kingsbury

Thomas A. Kingsbury has been a Director of the Company since 2020. Most recently, Mr. Kingsbury served as the Chief Executive Officer of Burlington Stores, Inc. from 2008 to 2019. Prior to that, he was Senior Executive Vice President – Information Services, E-Commerce, Marketing and Business Development of Kohl’s Corporation from 2006 to 2008. Mr. Kingsbury also held various management positions with The May Department Stores Company, an operator of department store chains, including President and Chief Executive Officer of the Filene’s division. He currently serves as Executive Chairman of the Board for Burlington Stores, Inc. and is a member of the board of directors of Tractor Supply Company.

Ken Parent

Ken Parent has been a Director of the Company since 2011. Mr. Parent is president of Pilot Flying J, the largest travel center operator in North America. In this role, he oversees all day-to-day operations and leads strategic initiatives for the company. Mr. Parent was appointed Chief Operating Officer of Pilot in 2014 and managed store and restaurant operations in this role. Prior to that, he served as the company’s Senior Vice President of Operations, Marketing and Human Resources from 2001 to 2014. Mr. Parent holds an MBA and a B.S. in marketing from San Diego State University.

Christopher Peterson

Christopher H. Peterson has been a Director of the Company since 2018. Mr. Peterson is Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer at Newell Brands. Prior to joining Newell Brands, Mr. Peterson was Chief Operating Officer, Operations leading the global Supply Chain, Finance and IT functions at Revlon, Inc. Earlier in his career, he was President, Global Brands at Ralph Lauren. Prior to that, Mr. Peterson spent 20 years at Procter & Gamble in various roles of increasing responsibility. He holds a B.S. from Cornell University in operations research and industrial engineering.

Robert Steele

Robert Steele has been a Director of the Company since 2016. From 2007 until his retirement in 2011, Mr. Steele served as Vice Chairman of Global Health and Well-Being at Procter & Gamble (“P&G”). During his 35-year tenure with P&G, Mr. Steele served in a variety of executive leadership positions, including group president, global household care, group president of North America, vice president, North America home care and in a range of brand management and sales positions. He is currently on the board of directors of Berry Global and LSI Industries, Inc., which he joined in 2014 and 2016, respectively. Mr. Steele also serves as a senior advisor to CVC Capital Advisors. He formerly served on the board of Kellogg Co., Beam Co. and Keurig Green Mountain, Inc., and as trustee of The St. Joseph Home for Handicapped Children. Mr. Steele holds an MBA from Cleveland State University and a B.A. in Economics from the College of Wooster.

Judy Werthauser

Judy Werthauser has been a Director of the Company since 2018. Ms. Werthauser is a leader and strategist with thirty years of experience in building robust cultures to drive strong and sustainable business performance. Currently, Ms. Werthauser is Chief Experience Officer at Five Below. Prior to joining Five Below, Werthauser was Chief People Officer at Domino’s Pizza, Inc and Senior Vice President of Human Resources at Target Corporation. Earlier in her career, she was Senior Vice President of Human Resources for U.S. Bancorp in Minneapolis and held senior HR positions at Marshall Field’s department stores. She holds a master’s degree in Organization Leadership and a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Psychology from the University of Minnesota.