BJ's Wholesale, which operates 178 membership stores in 15 states, announced that Laura Sen has been promoted to chief executive officer. Sen, who had been president and COO, will retain the title of president of the Natick, Mass.-based company.
She succeeds Herb Zarkin, who will continue as chairman of the board and will stand for reelection to the board when his term expires in May 2010. Previously, he had planned to retire at that time.
“Laura has done an outstanding job of managing our day-to-day operations for the past year,” Zarkin said. “Our business has never run more smoothly.”