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BJ’s appoints Delaney as new chief executive

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WESTBOROUGH, Mass. — BJ’s Wholesale Club has appointed Lee Delaney to serve as chief executive officer. He succeeds Christopher Baldwin, who has been named executive chairman. Baldwin will also serve as a strategic advisor to Delaney.

The company also appointed Thomas Kingsbury, the former CEO of Burlington Stores Inc., to its board of directors. The moves are effective February 2.

“Lee’s strategic vision and leadership have been instrumental in the transformation of BJ’s Wholesale Club,” Baldwin said in a statement. Delaney joined BJ’s in 2016 as executive vice president and chief growth officer. Before that he was a partner in the Boston office of Bain & Company, and a leader in the firm’s Consumer Products practice.

“This is an exciting time to be a part of BJ’s Wholesale Club, and I’m honored to lead this company and this great team,” Delaney said.

Kingsbury replaces Cameron Breitner, who is stepping down from the board. He was CEO of Burlington from 2008 to 2019. Before that he was at Kohl’s Corp., where he served as senior executive vice president for information services, e-commerce, marketing and business development. He also held management positions with May Department Stores Co., and currently serves on Tractor Supply Co.’s board of directors.


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