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Ex-drugstore.com CEO joins board of TJX
June 11th, 2013
FRAMINGHAM, Mass. – Dawn Lepore, former chief executive officer of drugstore.com, has been elected to the board of off-price retailer TJX Companies Inc.
TJX said Tuesday that Lepore, 59, joins a slate of 10 directors who were re-elected at the company's annual meeting.
Lepore, 59, most recently was interim CEO at Prosper Marketplace Inc., a peer-to-peer lending marketplace, from March 2012 to January 2013.
Before that, Lepore served as chairman and CEO of online healthy, beauty and pharmacy retailer drugstore.com, which she led from 2004 until its sale to Walgreen Co. in 2011.
Prior to joining drugstore.com, Lepore held various leadership positions in a 21-year tenure at Charles Schwab Co., including vice chairman of technology, operations, business strategy and administration, and chief information officer.
"We are very pleased to welcome Dawn Lepore to our board of directors," TJX chairman Ben Cammarata said in a statement. "Dawn brings extensive experience and expertise in e-commerce and information technology, including a strong background in building and operating online retail businesses. We believe that Dawn's deep, valuable knowledge and experience will be important complements to our board as TJX sees e-commerce as a significant long-term strategy to enhance the off-price experience for our customers and drive profitable sales."
In the United States, TJX operates 1,047 T.J. Maxx, 911 Marshalls, 426 HomeGoods and four Sierra Trading Post apparel and home fashions stores as well as SierraTradingPost.com.