PetSmart has unanimously elected Elizabeth Nickels to fill a newly created vacancy on its board of directors. Nickels will join the 2013 class of directors, and will be eligible for re-election by the company’s stockholders at the 2014 annual meeting of stockholders.
Nickels is currently the executive director of the Herman Miller Foundation and has held several executive positions with the organization for the past 12 years, including president of Herman Miller Healthcare and CFO. She is also presently a board member of Spartan Stores. Prior to joining the Herman Miller Foundation, Nickels served as the VP and CFO of Universal Forest Products for seven years.
“Elizabeth Nickels brings a great deal of corporate knowledge and experience,” said David Lenhardt, CEO of PetSmart. “We welcome Ms. Nickels to the board and look forward to working with her.”
PetSmart operates more than 1,301 pet stores in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico, and more than 196 in-store PetSmart PetsHotel dog and cat boarding facilities.