Ollie’s Bargain Outlet has appointed Alissa Ahlman to its board of directors.
Ahlman’s appointment to the board of directors expands the number of board members to seven from six. The appointment is effective immediately, and she will stand for election to the board of directors at the company’s 2020 annual meeting of stockholders. Ahlman will serve on the company’s nominating and corporate governance committee.
Ahlman brings 20 years of experience in merchandising and planning in value retail. From 2008 to 2018, she served in various merchandising roles of increasing responsibility with At Home Group. In her most recent position, she served as chief design officer. Prior to this she served as chief merchandising officer beginning in April 2015, following her tenure as general merchandise manager. Before joining At Home, Ahlman served in merchandising roles at 99 Cents Only Stores and Factory 2-U.
John Swygert, president and CEO, Ollie’s Bargain Outlet, stated, “We are delighted to welcome Alissa to our board and believe that we will benefit from her extensive experience in merchandising, planning and allocation at value retailers. She is a proven leader and will be a tremendous resource as we continue to execute our growth strategies and build Ollie’s into a national closeout retailer of brand name merchandise at drastically reduced prices. We look forward to her insights and contributions as our newest board member.”