Academy Sports activities + Outdoor Pronounces Appointment of Chris Turner to Board of Administrators

Printed: Dec. 17, 2021 at 8:27 AM EST

KATY, Texas, Dec. 17, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Academy Sports activities and Outdoor, Inc. (“Academy” or the “Firm”) (Nasdaq: ASO) introduced at this time, efficient instantly, the appointment of Chris Turner to its Board of Administrators (the “Board”) and Audit Committee. With this modification, Academy’s Board now contains ten administrators. 

“Chris has a powerful background of enterprise management and deep information in shopper manufacturers and elevating the client expertise that shall be very invaluable to Academy and our Board,” mentioned Ken C. Hicks, Academy Chairman, President and Chief Govt Officer. “As a Texan and Academy Sports activities + Outdoor buyer, he’ll carry a singular ardour to his function as a director.”

Turner has over 20 years of technique, finance, mergers & acquisitions and operations expertise at world-class consumer-oriented and strategic consulting corporations. Turner has served because the Chief Monetary Officer of Yum! Manufacturers since August 2019 the place he has international accountability for finance, company technique, provide chain and data know-how. Earlier than becoming a member of Yum! Manufacturers, he served as Senior Vice President and Common Supervisor main PepsiCo’s retail and e-commerce companies with Walmart within the U.S. and greater than 25 nations and throughout PepsiCo’s manufacturers.  Previous to main PepsiCo’s Walmart enterprise, he served in numerous positions together with Senior Vice President of Transformation for PepsiCo’s Frito-Lay North America enterprise and Senior Vice President of Technique for Frito-Lay. Previous to becoming a member of PepsiCo, Turner spent greater than 13 years at McKinsey & Firm, a strategic administration consulting agency, the place he was a Associate within the agency’s Dallas workplace. Throughout this time, he served purchasers within the retail, restaurant, shopper packaged items, airline, high-tech and media industries. He holds an MBA from Stanford College and a bachelor’s diploma in industrial engineering from the College of Arkansas.

About Academy Sports activities + Outdoor

Academy is a number one full-line sporting items and outside recreation retailer in the US.  Initially based in 1938 as a household enterprise in Texas, Academy has grown to 259 shops throughout 16 contiguous states. Academy’s mission is to supply “Enjoyable for All” and Academy fulfills this mission with a localized merchandising technique and worth proposition that strongly connects with a broad vary of customers. Academy’s product assortment focuses on key classes of out of doors, attire, footwear and sports activities & recreation via each main nationwide manufacturers and a portfolio of 19 non-public label manufacturers, which go nicely past conventional sporting items and attire choices. For extra info, go to

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