Board of Directors

Biography PhotoF. Duane Ackerman
Biography PhotoF. Duane Ackerman

Mr. Ackerman brings to our Board his extensive experience in managing a complex, publicly traded company and in chairing a public company board of directors. Mr. Ackerman served as President and Chief Executive Officer of BellSouth Corporation, a telecommunications company, from 1997 to 2006, as Chairman of its board of directors from 1998 to 2006 and as Vice Chairman and Chief Operating Officer from 1995 to 1997. He also served as President and Chief Executive Officer of BellSouth Telecomm... 

Biography PhotoFrank Blake
Chairman and CEO
The Home Depot
Biography PhotoFrank Blake
Chairman and CEO


Mr. Blake has served as our Chairman and Chief Executive Officer since January 2007. Previously, he served as our Vice Chairman from October 2006 to January 2007 and as Executive Vice President – Business Development and Corporate Operations from 2002 to January 2007. In the latter position, Mr. Blake was responsible for the Company’s real estate, store construction, credit services, strategic business development, growth initiatives, and international and Home Services businesses. Mr. Bla... 

Biography PhotoAri Bousbib
Biography PhotoAri Bousbib

Mr. Bousbib plays a key role in the Board’s oversight of the Company’s supply chain, information technology, international and finance matters, as well as providing insight into the development of corporate strategy. In September 2010, Mr. Bousbib joined IMS Health Inc., an information services company, as its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Prior to IMS Health, Mr. Bousbib spent 14 years at United Technologies Corporation (“UTC”), a diversified company, where he most recently served a... 

Biography PhotoGregory D. Brenneman
Biography PhotoGregory D. Brenneman

A successful business leader who has been involved in several well-known corporate spin-off and turnaround-driven transformations, Mr. Brenneman brings to our Board an extensive background in general management of large organizations and expertise in accounting and corporate finance, retail, supply chain, marketing and international matters. Mr. Brenneman is currently Chairman of CCMP Capital, a private equity firm with over $12 billion under management, and Chairman and Chief Executive Offic... 

Biography PhotoJ. Frank Brown
Biography PhotoJ. Frank Brown

Mr. Brown is a seasoned international business and academic leader whose strong technical expertise in financial and accounting matters qualifies him as an “audit committee financial expert” under SEC guidelines, and he serves in such capacity on our Audit Committee. Mr. Brown serves as Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer of General Atlantic LLC, a global growth equity firm, which he joined in 2011. From 2006 to 2011, Mr. Brown was Dean of INSEAD, an international business school ... 

Biography PhotoAlbert  P. Carey
Biography PhotoAlbert  P. Carey

Having served in a number of senior executive positions at PepsiCo, Inc., a consumer products company, Mr. Carey enhances our Board’s experience in and oversight of retail, supply chain and marketing matters, as well as contributing to the general management and strategic business development skills of our Board. In 2011, Mr. Carey was named Chief Executive Officer of PepsiCo Americas Beverages, assuming responsibilities for all aspects of PepsiCo’s beverages business in the Americas. From ... 

Biography PhotoArmando Codina
Biography PhotoArmando Codina

Mr. Codina’s extensive expertise in commercial real estate development and management provides our Board with significant insight into and understanding of the real estate issues faced by a large retail organization. Mr. Codina founded Codina Group, a South Florida-based commercial real estate firm, in 1980. As Codina Group’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, he led the company through significant growth for 26 years and successfully merged it with Florida East Coast Industries in 2006 ... 

Biography PhotoHelena B. Foulkes
Biography PhotoHelena B. Foulkes

Having served in a number of executive marketing, operations and strategic planning roles for CVS Caremark Corporation (“CVS”), an integrated pharmacy health care provider and retailer, Ms. Foulkes has significant experience in innovative marketing strategies, retail operations and merchandising, as well as insight into health care and associate wellness-related issues.  She is currently Executive Vice President of CVS and president of CVS/pharmacy, a position she has held since January 1, 20... 

Biography PhotoWayne M. Hewett
Biography PhotoWayne M. Hewett

Mr. Hewett has significant experience executing company-wide initiatives across large organizations, developing proprietary products, optimizing a supply chain, and in using emerging technologies to provide new products and services to customers. His experience and skills will enhance our Board’s ability to provide thoughtful oversight as we continue to implement our four key initiatives of customer service, product authority, disciplined capital allocation and interconnected retail. Since ... 

Biography PhotoKaren L. Katen
Biography PhotoKaren L. Katen

Ms. Katen enhances our Board’s understanding of international, supply chain and marketing matters, with her expertise in those areas gained through her career at Pfizer Inc., a global pharmaceutical company. Ms. Katen began her career at Pfizer in 1974 and held a series of management positions with increasing responsibility, including President of Pfizer Global Pharmaceuticals and Executive Vice President of Pfizer Inc. from 2001 to 2005 and President of Pfizer Human Health from 2005 to 2007... 

Biography PhotoCraig Menear
President, U.S. Retail
The Home Depot
Biography PhotoCraig Menear
President, U.S. Retail


Craig A. Menear has served as our President, U.S. Retail since February 2014, and he has been appointed our Chief Executive Officer and President, effective November 1, 2014. In his current role, in addition to being responsible for store operations and all merchandising departments, services and strategy, Mr. Menear oversees the Company’s supply chain network and global sourcing and vendor management programs. He also is responsible for our marketing and online business activities. Mr. Menea... 
Biography PhotoMark Vadon
Biography PhotoMark Vadon

Mr. Vadon is one of the country’s leading internet retailing entrepreneurs, having co-founded two highly successful online specialty retail businesses. He brings to our Board in-depth experience in developing online businesses, effectively managing the use of technology, developing mobile applications and the associated user interfaces, as well as critical business analytic acumen. His expertise is an invaluable resource for the Company as we continue to implement our interconnected retail ...