BJ's Names President, COO, Executive Changes

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Natick, Mass. BJ’s Wholesale Club announced Tuesday that it has named Laura Sen president and COO; current chairman and CEO Herb Zarkin will continue in his present role.

Also elected to the company’s board of directors, Sen will, as president and COO, be responsible for all day-to-day company operations. She was formerly executive VP of merchandising and logistics.

BJ’s also announced the restructuring of its merchandising division under the leadership of Christina Neppl, who will succeed Sen as executive VP of merchandising and logistics. Bruce Graham, senior VP, general merchandising manager of consumables, will assume additional responsibilities as general merchandising manager of perishables, and Mark Titlebaum will become senior VP, general manager of general merchandise, a position that has been vacant. Robert Eddy, senior VP of finance, will assume responsibility for the financial departments formerly managed by Neppl.