- Christopher Eastland resigns from Board of Directors after 13 years of service
WEST JORDAN, Utah, Aug. 22, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sportsman's Warehouse Holdings, Inc. ("Sportsman's Warehouse" or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: SPWH) announced today that Nancy A. Walsh has been appointed to the Company’s Board of Directors, effective August 19, 2022. Ms. Walsh will serve as an independent Class III director. She will serve as a member of the Audit Committee and Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors.
Christopher Eastland provided his resignation to the Board of Directors on August 19, 2022, effective immediately. Mr. Eastland had served as a member of the Board of Directors for 13 years, and previously served as Chairperson of the Board from 2010 to 2019.
Joseph Schneider, Chairman of the Board of Directors, stated, “We are pleased to welcome Nancy to our Board of Directors. Her broad financial leadership and experience in the retail space is a valued addition to our Board of Directors. We look forward to utilizing her expertise to help us further adapt and execute on our long-term growth initiatives.
“I have served along side Chris for many years,” continued Schneider. “We thank him for his contributions and many years of service as a valued member of our Board of Directors and wish Chris and his family much success with their new endeavor in Spain.”
Jon Barker, Chief Executive Officer, said, “I look forward to serving on the Board of Directors with Nancy and believe she will complement the strength of our Board of Directors given her extensive leadership working for several notable retail companies during her esteemed career. Her leadership and retail experience, along with her knowledge of public company governance and financial expertise and business background, will be welcomed additions to our Board of Directors.”
On her appointment, Ms. Walsh said, “I’m honored to be joining the Sportsman’s Warehouse organization, a uniquely positioned specialty outdoor sporting goods retailer. Having spent the majority of my career in retail, from fashion and apparel to specialty hardgoods, I believe my skills and experience will compliment the needs of the Company as we look to better serve the growing customer base. I look forward to working with the Board of Directors and management to help guide the future of the Company.”
Ms. Walsh, 61, has served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of LL Flooring Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: LL), a specialty retailer of hard-surface floorings, since September 2019. Prior to joining LL Flooring, Ms. Walsh served from January 2018 until April 2019 as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Pier 1 Imports, Inc., a home furnishing and decor retailer, and, from November 2015 until December 2017, as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc., a department store chain. From March 1999 to December 2013, Ms. Walsh served in various financial positions, including as Senior Vice President of Finance, with Tapestry, Inc., formerly known as Coach, Inc., a fashion handbag, leather goods and apparel retailer. Ms. Walsh also served in financial roles with Timberland, Inc., a footwear and apparel retailer. Ms. Walsh received a bachelor’s degree in Zoology from the University of New Hampshire and holds an MBA from Northeastern University.
About Sportsman's Warehouse Holdings, Inc.
Sportsman’s Warehouse Holdings, Inc. is an outdoor specialty retailer focused on meeting the needs of the seasoned outdoor veteran, the first-time participant, and everyone in between. We provide outstanding gear and exceptional service to inspire outdoor memories.
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