Maxine Clark leaves J.C. Penney board

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New York City J.C. Penney Co. board member Maxine K. Clark has resigned from the retailer's board, the company disclosed Thursday in a regulatory filing.

Clark is resigning to dedicate more time to leading Build-A-Bear Workshop and pursuing her interests in improving education and mentoring other entrepreneurs. Clark is the founder, chairman and CEO of the stuffed animal retailer.

Clark served as chair of the company's corporate governance committee and also was a member of the human resources and compensation committee.