BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Hamilton E. James
Chairman of the Board
Hamilton E. James has been a director of the Company since August 1988. He is the Executive Vice Chairman of The Blackstone Group. Prior to February 2018, he was the President and Chief Operating Officer of The Blackstone Group. Until October 2002, Mr. James served as an executive board member and Chairman of Global Investment Banking and Private Equity for Credit Suisse First Boston Corporation. Prior thereto, he was Chairman of The Banking Group at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette Securities Corporation.
Susan Decker has been a director of the company since October 2004. She was President of Yahoo! Inc. from 2007 to 2009, responsible for all global business operations. From 2000 to 2006, she was the Chief Financial Officer of Yahoo! Prior to joining Yahoo! in June 2000, Decker was with Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette for 14 years, serving as global director of equity research from 1998 to 2000 and twelve years as a publishing and advertising equity research analyst. She was appointed to the board of Pixar Animation Studios in June 2004 and the Stanford Institute of Economic and Policy Research in February 2005. Ms. Decker's nomination was recommended by a non-management director.
Kenneth D. Denman
Ken Denman was President and Chief Executive Officer of Emotient, Inc., a start-up that built an artificial-intelligence based platform for measuring facial expressions to predict emotions, until it was acquired by Apple in January 2016. Previously, Ken was the CEO of Openwave (now known as Unwired Planet) and iPass and a Senior Vice President for MediaOne. He is a member of the boards of directors of Mitek and Motorola Solutions, Inc.
Richard A. Galanti
Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Director
Richard A. Galanti has been a director of the Company since January 1995, and Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Company since October 1993. He was Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of the Company from January 1985 to October 1993, having joined as Vice President-Finance in March 1984. From 1978 to February 1984, Mr. Galanti was an Associate with Donaldson Lufkin & Jenrette Securities Corporation.
W. Craig Jelinek
President, CEO and Director
Craig Jelinek assumed the position of President, Chief Operating Officer and Director in February 2010. Prior to being named President by the Board of Directors, he held various senior management positions in Operations and Merchandising, including the position of Executive Vice President and COO of Merchandising since 2004. Prior to joining the Company in 1984, Mr. Jelinek held various management positions with Fed-Mart and Gemco.
Richard M. Libenson
Richard M. Libenson has been a director of the Company since October 1993. He was a director of The Price Company from its formation in 1976 until October 1993 and was an executive officer of The Price Company from 1976 until October 1989, when he retired from active involvement as an officer of The Price Company. He served as Chief Operating Officer of The Price Company from August 1986 through October 1988, and Vice Chairman of its Board from October 1988 through September 1989.
John W. Meisenbach
John W. Meisenbach has been a director of the Company since its inception. He is President of MCM, a financial services company, which he founded in 1962. He also currently serves as a director of Expeditors International and M Financial Holdings. Mr. Meisenbach is a trustee of the Elite Fund, an investment company registered under the Investment Company Act of 1940.
Charles T. Munger
Charles T. Munger has been a director of the Company since January 1997. He is also Vice Chairman of the Board of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., Chairman of the Board of Directors of Daily Journal Corporation, and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Wesco Financial Corporation.
Jeffrey S. Raikes has been a director of the Company since December 2008. He is the co-founder of the Raikes Foundation. Previously he was the Chief Executive Officer of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation from 2008 to 2014. Mr. Raikes held several positions with Microsoft Corporation from 1981 to 2008, including President of the Business Division from 2005 to 2008.
John W. Stanton
John W. Stanton is Chairman of Trilogy International Partners, Inc., and Trilogy Equity Partners. Mr. Stanton founded and served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Western Wireless Corporation, a wireless telecommunications company, from 1992 until shortly after its acquisition by ALLTEL Corporation in 2005. He was Chairman and a director of T-Mobile USA, formerly VoiceStream Wireless Corporation, a mobile telecommunications company, from 1994 to 2004, and was Chief Executive Officer from 1998 to 2003. Mr. Stanton was a director of Clearwire Corporation from 2008 to 2013 and Chairman between 2011 and 2013. John is currently a director of Microsoft and Columbia Sportswear.
Maggie Wilderotter was Chief Executive Officer of Frontier Communications from November 2004 to April 2015, and then Executive Chairman of the company until April 2016. She formerly served in a number of executive roles at technology and telecommunications companies, including Microsoft, Wink Communications, AT&T, and McCaw Cellular. She is a member of the boards of directors of Cadence Design Systems, Hewlett Packard Enterprise and DocuSign, among other organizations. Mrs. Wilderotter served on the President's Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity until January 2017.