Boot Barn Holdings Inc. announced that Gene Eddie Burt, executive vice president, chief supply chain officer of Big Lots Inc., has been appointed to its Board of Directors. With his appointment, the Board now consists of eight directors.

“I am thrilled to welcome Eddie to the Board of Directors. He is an experienced leader with a strong background across supply chain, merchandising and real estate operations. Eddie has a demonstrated track record of developing and implementing business strategies, and I believe his skill set will bring tremendous value to Boot Barn,” commented Jim Conroy, Chief Executive Officer. “Eddie’s retail industry experience and the wide-ranging background will enhance the composition of our Board as we further grow the Boot Barn business across the country.”

Burt Burt has over 30 years of experience in the retail industry, having previously served as the executive vice president of merchandising and supply chain for GNC, senior vice president of real estate and development for PetSmart, Inc., and director of domestic distribution for The Home Depot, Inc.

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