BJ’s Wholesale Club Holdings announced that its board of directors has appointed president and CEO Bob Eddy to the additional position of board chairman effective June 15.
Eddy will succeed Chris Baldwin, who will remain on the BJ’s board as a director, according to the company.
Eddy, who has served on the BJ’s board of directors since 2021, joined the company in 2007. He was named executive vp and CFO in 2011 and served as executive vice president, chief financial and administrative officer from 2018 to April 2021 when he was appointed president and CEO. Before joining BJ’s, Eddy served retail and consumer products companies in the audit and business advisory practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in Boston and San Francisco.
“We have observed Bob’s clear passion for the company in the boardroom as well as through the successful execution of our long-term vision,” said Rob Steele, the board’s lead independent director, in announcing Eddy’s appointment to the chairman’s role. “We believe that Bob’s role as chairman and chief executive officer will further strengthen the collaborative relationship between management and the board, balanced with appropriate oversight embodied in our independent directors and in my role as lead independent director.”