Boot Barn Holdings, Inc. Appoints Chris Bruzzo to Its Board of Directors
Boot Barn Holdings, Inc. (the “Company”) (NYSE: BOOT) today announced that Chris Bruzzo, Executive Vice President, Marketing, Commercial and Positive Play of Electronic Arts, has been appointed to its Board of Directors. With his appointment, the Board now consists of nine directors.
“I am very excited to welcome Chris to the Board of Directors. Chris has extensive knowledge in marketing, brand management, digital strategy and communications. He holds a leadership position at Electronic Arts, and has held previous roles at Starbucks and Amazon.com, all companies known for outstanding brand awareness. His background and expertise will be a wonderful addition to the Board and will help Boot Barn further extend its reach across the western and work industry,” commented Jim Conroy, Chief Executive Officer.
Mr. Bruzzo currently serves as the Executive Vice President, Marketing, Commercial and Positive Play of Electronic Arts. Mr. Bruzzo has more than 15 years of experience working for global consumer brands. Amongst other roles, he previously served as the Senior Vice President, Channel Brand Management for Starbucks Corporation, Vice President, Marketing and Public Relations for Amazon.com Inc., and Assistant Vice President, Communications for Regence Blue Shield. Mr. Bruzzo currently serves on the Board of Directors of Clif Bar & Company. Mr. Bruzzo is also the executive sponsor and advocate for Somos EA, Electronic Arts’ Latinx employee resource group, and is a member of the Latino Corporate Directors Association.
About Boot Barn
Boot Barn is the nation’s leading lifestyle retailer of western and work-related footwear, apparel and accessories for men, women and children. The Company offers its loyal customer base a wide selection of work and lifestyle brands. As of the date of this release, Boot Barn operates 273 stores in 36 states, in addition to an e-commerce channel www.bootbarn.com. The Company also operates www.sheplers.com, the nation’s leading pure play online western and work retailer and www.countryoutfitter.com, an e-commerce site selling to customers who live a country lifestyle. For more information, call 888-Boot-Barn or visit www.bootbarn.com.
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