PLANO, Texas, May 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- At Home™, the home décor superstore, announced Philip L. Francis has been appointed as an independent member of its Board of Directors.
"We are pleased to welcome someone with Phil's background and expertise to our Board," said Lee Bird, Chief Executive Officer of At Home. "As we continue to extend the reach of the At Home brand and look to execute against the growth opportunities ahead, we look forward to benefiting from his extensive knowledge of the retail landscape and deep leadership experience."
Phil Francis brings 35 years of retail and wholesale experience in management positions to At Home. His most recent experience includes 15 years with PetSmart, Inc., where he served in multiple senior leadership positions, including Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President. During his tenure as CEO, Francis helped grow the specialty pet retailer from 460 stores to a hugely successful 1,200-store chain. Prior to PetSmart, Francis held various executive positions with Shaw's Supermarkets, Inc., including Chief Executive Officer and President. Previously, he held several senior management positions for Roundy's, Inc., a grocer in the Midwest; Cardinal Foods, Inc., a wholesale foods distribution arm of Cardinal Health; and the Jewel Companies, which operated combination food-and-drug stores.
He currently serves on the Board of Directors for two other corporations, SUPERVALU and Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy. Francis is also an active member of multiple nonprofit organizations including Teach For America, Greater Phoenix Leadership, UMOM (homeless) and the Arizona State Idea Enterprise. Previously, Francis served on the corporate Board of Directors for PetSmart Inc., Cardinal Health, Inc. and Carefusion.
ABOUT AT HOME:
At Home, the home décor superstore, provides customers with the greatest assortment of home décor products for every room, every style, at everyday low prices. With an expansive selection of more than 50,000 unique items across broad product categories, At Home enables customers to express themselves and create a home that reflects their personality and style, in ways big and small. Founded in Garden Ridge, Texas, outside of San Antonio, in 1979, the company is headquartered in Plano, Texas. For more information, visit the company on www.athome.com or find us on Facebook (AtHomeStores).