BJ’s Wholesale Club Adds Clark, Gloeckler To Board

BJ’s Wholesale Club has added Maile Clark and Michelle Gloeckler to the company’s board of directors, effective immediately.

The company also said that Judy Werthauser, who joined BJ’s board late in 2018 as an independent director, has been appointed chair of the compensation committee.

Clark spent 25 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.

Gloeckler is a retail executive with more than 30 years of experience in retail, consumer-packaged goods, merchandising, sourcing, manufacturing and strategy. Most recently, she was the evp/chief merchant for Academy Sports & Outdoors. Prior to that, Gloeckler held a number of leadership positions at Walmart, where she led their health and wellness unit and U.S. manufacturing initiative, and The Hershey Company.

“We’re pleased to add Maile and Michelle to our board of directors,” said Christopher Baldwin, chairman and CEO, BJ’s Wholesale Club. “They bring diverse backgrounds and deep strategic knowledge that will be particularly valuable as we continue to transform BJ’s Wholesale Club. Maile’s expertise in the investment management industry and Michelle’s extensive experience in retail and consumer goods will enable us to deliver long-term profitable growth.”

The company also announced that Nishad Chande, Kristofer Galashan and Lars Haegg will be stepping down from the board, as the company has completed the transition to a fully independent public company from private-equity ownership.