FRAMINGHAM, Mass. — The TJX Companies' shareholders elected Dawn Lepore to its board of directors at the company’s annual meeting. Lepore joins 10 ongoing directors who were re-elected at the meeting.
Lepore, 59, most recently served as interim CEO at Prosper Marketplace, Inc., a peer-to-peer lending marketplace, from March 2012 until January 2013. Previously, she was CEO and chairman of the board of Drugstore.com, inc., a leading online retailer of health, beauty and wellness products, which she led from 2004 until its sale to Walgreen Co. in 2011. Prior to joining Drugstore.com, Lepore held various leadership positions at the Charles Schwab Company, throughout the course of 21 years, including vice chairman of technology, operations, business strategy and administration, and CIO. She also served, at various times, as a member of Schwab’s executive committee and as a trustee of SchwabFunds.
“We are very pleased to welcome Dawn Lepore to our board of directors," said Ben Cammarata, chairman of the board of the TJX Companies. "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. On behalf of our board, we are very much looking forward to working with Dawn as we continue to pursue TJX’s many near- and long-term growth opportunities.”