Big Lots CEO named chief strategy officer

Howell, Debbie
February 2005
DSN Retailing Today;2/7/2005, Vol. 44 Issue 3, p3
Trade Publication
Reports on the appointment of Michael Potter as chief strategy officer of the retailer Big Lots Inc. in Columbus, Ohio. Achievements of Potter; Retention of the role of Potter as board chairman; Search of the firm for another CEO.


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