May 16, 2018—AutoZone, Inc. announced the appointment of Gale V. King and Jill Soltau to the AutoZone board of directors, according to Nasdaq.
"The additions of Gale and Jill to our board of directors will further enhance the depth of experiences and the diversity of skill sets represented on our Board," said Bill Rhodes, chairman, president and CEO. "We are very fortunate to be able add these two exceptional leaders to our board."
Gale King is executive vice president and chief administrative officer (CAO) for Nationwide, a Fortune 68 financial services company, overseeing their human resources, corporate real estate, corporate security and aviation operations. Gale previously served as the executive vice president-chief human resources officer. Gale has more than 30 years of broad leadership experience in the financial services industry, including strategic oversight of enterprise staff functions and operational experience in business operations.
Jill Soltau is president and CEO of JOANN Stores, the nation's largest craft and fabric retailer. Since taking the helm of the 870-store chain, Jill has led the craft icon to modernize its product assortment, revitalize its branding and customer-centered culture, expand its digital and omni-channel capabilities, and launch a bulk buying program, JOANN+. Jill has 30 years of diverse experience in the retail industry, with a background steeped in customer-facing concentrations including merchandising, private brand development, marketing and customer experience, as well as organization and team development and executive management.
With these additions, AutoZone now has 12 board members.