Board of Directors

Christopher J. Baldwin, Executive Chairman

Christopher J. Baldwin has been our Executive Chairman of the Board since April 2021. Mr. Baldwin also currently serves as a Managing Partner of CVC (U.S.) Advisers, Inc. and Executive Chairman of PDC Brands. Mr. Baldwin joined BJ’s in September 2015 as President and Chief Operating Officer and director and subsequently was promoted to Chief Executive Officer in February 2016 and was named Chairman of the Board in 2018, both positions he held until February 2020. Mr. Baldwin was Executive Chairman of the Board from February 2020 to August 2020 and was Chairman of the Board from August 2020 until April 2021 when he became Executive Chairman of the Board in connection with Mr. Delaney’s unexpected passing. Prior to joining BJ’s, he was Chief Executive Officer of Hess Retail Corporation, a global independent energy company and spin-off of Hess Corporation, from 2010 to March 2015. Before joining Hess Retail Corporation, he held executive roles at Kraft Foods Group, Inc. (now The Kraft Heinz Company), a food and beverage company, from 2007 to 2010, and The Hershey Company, a global confectionary manufacturer, from 2004 to 2007. Earlier in his career, Mr. Baldwin also held various roles at Nabisco, a manufacturer of cookies and snacks, and The Procter & Gamble Company, a multinational consumer goods corporation. Mr. Baldwin is an executive board member 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 and Leadership, 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 bachelor's degree in Economics. We believe that Mr. Baldwin's unique familiarity with our business and significant experience in the retail industry qualifies him to serve on the Board of Directors.

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 Naylor

Maile Naylor, nee 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 as an Investment Officer at MFS Investment Management, a global asset management company, from September 2005 until her retirement from the investment management industry in April 2018. Prior to that, Ms. Clark also held positions at Scudder Kemper Investments and Wellington Management, each investment management firms. Ms. Clark currently serves on the board of Laird Superfood, Inc. and is a member of the Board of Advisors of the Boston Ballet and Board of Overseers of the Boston Children’s Museum. She holds a bachelor's degree in Finance from Boston University and is a CFA charter holder. We believe that Ms. Clark's experience in the investment management industry qualifies her to serve on the Board of Directors.

Robert W. Eddy

Bob Eddy has been a director of the Company since April 2021 and currently serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Mr. Eddy joined the Company in 2007 as Senior Vice President, Finance and was named Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in 2011 and served as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial and Administrative Officer from 2018 to April 2021 when he became President and Chief Executive Officer in connection with Mr. Delaney's unexpected passing. Prior to joining BJ’s, Mr. Eddy served retail and consumer products companies as a member of the audit and business advisory practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, 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 and is a member of the College Advisory Board for Babson College. Mr. Eddy is a graduate of Babson College in Wellesley, Massachusetts, and Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts.

Michelle Gloeckler

Michelle Gloeckler has been a director of the Company since 2019. Ms. Gloeckler is a former retail executive with more than thirty years of experience in retail, consumer-packaged goods, merchandising, sourcing, manufacturing and strategy. She was the executive vice president, Chief Merchant for Academy Sports & Outdoors, a sporting goods retailer, from August 2016 to January 2019. Ms. Gloeckler served as Executive Vice President, Consumables, Health and Wellness at Walmart Inc., a NYSE-listed general merchandise retailer, from February 2009 to August 2016, where she led their health and wellness unit and US manufacturing initiative. Prior to that, Ms. Gloeckler held leadership roles at The Hershey Company, a global confectionary manufacturer. Ms. Gloeckler served on the board of Benson Hill, an agricultural technology company from February 2019 to February 2021. She currently serves on the Board of Holley Performance (HLLY), Lagunita Acquisitions SPAC and is a member of The University of Michigan Dean’s Advisory Council. She holds a bachelor's degree in Communication and Psychology from the University of Michigan. We believe that Ms. Gloeckler's experience in the retail industry qualifies her to serve on the Board of Directors.

Thomas A. Kingsbury

Thomas A. Kingsbury has been a director of the Company since 2020. Most recently, Mr. Kingsbury served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Burlington Stores, Inc., an NYSE-listed retailer, from 2008 to September 2019. Mr. Kingsbury also served as a member of the board of directors of Burlington Stores, Inc. from 2008 until February 2020, as Chairman of the board of directors from May 2014 to September 2019 and as their Executive Chairman from September 2019 to February 2020. Prior to that, he was Senior Executive Vice President – Information Services, E-Commerce, Marketing and Business Development of Kohl’s Corporation, an NYSE-listed operator of department store chains, 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. Mr. Kingsbury is a member of the boards of directors of Tractor Supply Company and Big Lots, Inc. Mr. Kingsbury holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. We believe that Mr. Kingsbury's executive roles in the retail industry qualifies him to serve on the Board of Directors.

Ken Parent

Ken Parent has been a director of the Company since 2011. Mr. Parent currently serves as Special Advisor to the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Pilot Flying J, the largest travel center operator in North America. From 2014 to December 31, 2020, Mr. Parent served as President of Pilot Flying J. In this role, he oversaw all company functions, including human resources, technology, finance, real estate and construction. Mr. Parent also lead strategic initiatives on behalf of Pilot Flying J. Prior to becoming President, he served as Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer of Pilot Flying J from 2013 to 2014. Prior to that, Mr. Parent served as Pilot Flying J's Senior Vice President of Operations, Marketing and Human Resources from 2001 to 2013 where he managed store and restaurant operations, marketing, sales, transportation and supply and distribution. Mr. Parent holds a Masters of Business Administration and a bachelor's degree in Marketing from San Diego State University. We believe that Mr. Parent's experience in the retail industry qualifies him to serve on the Board of Directors.

Christopher Peterson

Christopher H. Peterson has been a director of the Company since 2018. Mr. Peterson is currently the Chief Financial Officer and President, Business Operations at Newell Brands, Inc., a consumer and commercial products producer. Prior to this role, he was Chief Operating Officer, Operations at Revlon, Inc., a beauty products retail company, where he led the global Supply Chain, Finance and IT functions from April 2017 to July 2018. From 2012 to May 2016, Mr. Peterson was at Ralph Lauren, an apparel manufacturing company, where he was recruited as Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and later served as President, Global Brands. Prior to his time at Ralph Lauren, he spent 20 years at The Procter & Gamble Company, an NYSE-listed multinational consumer goods corporation, in various roles of increasing responsibility, the latest of which was Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Global Household Care. Mr. Peterson has a bachelor's degree from Cornell University in Operations Research and Industrial Engineering. We believe that Mr. Peterson's experience in the consumer goods industry qualifies him to serve on the Board of Directors.

Robert Steele

Robert Steele has been a director of the Company since 2016 and, in May 2019 was appointed to serve as our lead director. Mr. Steele is on an advisory board for CVC, a private equity and investment advisory firm. From 2007 to 2011, Mr. Steele served as Vice Chairman of Global Health and Well-Being at The Procter & Gamble Company, a multinational consumer goods corporation, retiring in 2011. Mr. Steele spent 35 years with The Procter & Gamble Company, where he served as Group President of Global Household Care, Group President of North America, VP North America home care and in a range of brand management and sales positions. Mr. Steele formerly served on the board of Kellogg Company from 2007 to 2012; the board of Beam Co. from 2012 to 2014; the board of Keurig Green Mountain, Inc. from 2013 to 2016; and as trustee of The St. Joseph Home for Handicapped Children from 1995 to 2012. He currently serves on the boards of directors of Newell Brands, Inc. and Berry Global Group, Inc. and previously served on the board of directors of LSI Industries, Inc. from July 2016 to June 2019. Mr. Steele holds a Masters of Business Administration from Cleveland State University and a bachelor's degree in Economics from the College of Wooster. We believe that Mr. Steele's experience serving on the boards of a number of large companies across various industries qualifies him to serve on the Board of Directors.

Judith L. Werthauser

Judith L. Werthauser has been a director of the Company since 2018. Ms. Werthauser is Executive Vice President and Chief Experience Officer at Five Below, Inc., a Nasdaq-listed specialty retail company, which she joined in February 2019. She served as Executive Vice President, Chief People Officer at Domino’s Pizza, Inc., a restaurant chain, from January 2016 until February 2019. Prior to joining Domino’s, Ms. Werthauser was Senior Vice President of Human Resources at Target Corporation, a general merchandise retailer, from 2008 until September 2015, where she helped lead Target’s transformation from a traditional to an omnichannel retailer. Earlier in her career she was Senior Vice President of Human Resources for U.S. Bancorp, a bank holding company, in Minneapolis and held senior human resources positions at Marshall Field’s department stores. Ms. Werthauser currently serves on the board of And Go Concepts Holdings, LLC, a food services company. She holds a master’s degree in Organization Leadership and a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Psychology from the University of Minnesota. We believe that Ms. Werthauser's experience in the retail industry qualifies her to serve on the Board of Directors.