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Big Lots names Campisi CEO

BY Dan Berthiaume

Columbus, Ohio — Discount retailer Big Lots has named David Campisi, 57, as CEO and president of Big Lots, effective May 6. The 30-year-industry veteran most recently served as chairman and CEO of Respect Your Universe, a publicly traded company focused on premium performance apparel and equipment. Prior to that, he was an executive with The Sports Authority for nearly seven years, rising to become chairman and CEO.

"The board was attracted to David’s broad base of successful merchandising experience and his collaborative leadership skills," said Jeffrey P. Berger, chairman of the nominating and corporate governance committee and leader of the board’s search committee “Both of these characteristics were key to the board’s search and they are believed to be paramount as Big Lots enters its next phase of growth and evolution as a company."

Campisi succeeds Steve Fishman, who announced he would retire in December 2012. Fishman is also stepping down from the Big Lots board next month.

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F.Roberts says:
Jun-05-2013 10:49 pm

Store Complaint-BigLots store #1926
To Mr. David Campisi; I recently encounter a problem with one of your store in El Paso,TX.I address the situation with your district manager,but I did not want anyone to know my name, because I'm a regular customer their for two and half years.My concern was with one of your employee their that have bad customer service skils.I'm upset that I was contacted by one of your manager at the store about the complaint after I had already talk to your district manager ,once again I did not want anyone in the store to contact me about the situation.If someone would like to contact me about this situation I would appreciate it, my email address is [email protected] or contact on my cell phone (602)540-5796.Thank you very much, and you have a good day.

F.Roberts says:
Jun-05-2013 10:49 pm

To Mr. David Campisi; I recently encounter a problem with one of your store in El Paso,TX.I address the situation with your district manager,but I did not want anyone to know my name, because I'm a regular customer their for two and half years.My concern was with one of your employee their that have bad customer service skils.I'm upset that I was contacted by one of your manager at the store about the complaint after I had already talk to your district manager ,once again I did not want anyone in the store to contact me about the situation.If someone would like to contact me about this situation I would appreciate it, my email address is [email protected] or contact on my cell phone (602)540-5796.Thank you very much, and you have a good day.

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