Thomas A. Kingsbury is our Executive Chairman of the Board, a role he assumed in September 2019. Mr. Kingsbury served as our Chief Executive Officer, and on our Board of Directors, between December 2008 and 2019. Mr. Kingsbury was appointed Chairman of the Board in May 2014. Prior to joining us, Mr. Kingsbury was Senior Executive Vice President—Information Services, E-Commerce, Marketing and Business Development of Kohl’s Corporation from August 2006 to December 2008. Prior to joining Kohl’s, Mr. Kingsbury held various management positions with The May Department Stores Company, an operator of department store chains, commencing in 1976 and as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Filene’s division commencing in February 2000. Mr. Kingsbury currently serves as a member of the board of directors of Tractor Supply Company. Mr. Kingsbury’s day-to-day leadership and experience as our President and Chief Executive Officer gives him unique insights into our challenges, opportunities and operations.
Ms. Vecchio has served as our President and Chief Merchandising Officer since April 2019. From January 2017 through April 2019, Ms. Vecchio served as our Chief Merchandising Officer/Principal. From the commencement of her employment with us in May 2015 through January 2017, Ms. Vecchio served as our Executive Vice President and Chief Merchandising Officer. Prior to May 2015 and since January 2014, Ms. Vecchio provided consulting services to our merchandising organization. From 1997 to June 2011, Ms. Vecchio held various positions in the merchandising organization of Ross Stores, most recently serving as Executive Vice President of Merchandising - Mens/Kids from December 2009 through June 2011 and as Senior Vice President/GMM from February 2005 through December 2009 with various areas of responsibilities including Mens, Kids, Shoes, Lingerie and Hosiery. From 1988 through 1997, Ms. Vecchio held various positions in the merchandising organization of Macy's.
Mr. Hand has served as our Chief Customer Officer/Principal since January 2017. From the commencement of his employment with us in February 2008 through January 2017, Mr. Hand served as our Executive Vice President of Stores. Prior to joining us, Mr. Hand served as Senior Vice President, Group Director of Stores of Macy's, Inc. from March 2006 to February 2008. From 2001 to 2006, Mr. Hand served as Senior Vice President, Stores and Visual Merchandising of Filene's Department Stores. Mr. Hand held various other positions at The May Department Stores Company from 1991 to 2001, including Area Manager, General Manager, and Regional Vice President.
John Crimmins became our Chief Financial Officer in October 2019 after serving in that capacity on an interim basis since September 2019. Prior to this role, John was our Executive Vice President, Finance. Mr. Crimmins first came to Burlington in 2011 as our Senior Vice President, Finance, Chief Accounting Officer.
Prior to joining Burlington, he worked at Timberland from 2002 to 2009. Mr. Crimmins initially served as their Chief Accounting Officer until 2007 when he became their Chief Financial Officer.
Prior to 2002, Mr. Crimmins served in various financial management positions including several years at Reed Business Information.
Ms. Magrini has served as our Executive Vice President-Human Resources since November 2009. Prior to joining us, Ms. Magrini served as Executive Vice President-Administration of Finlay Jewelry since June 2005. From March 1999 to June 2005, Ms. Magrini served as Senior Vice President of Human Resources of Finlay Jewelry and from January 1995 to February 1999, Ms. Magrini was Vice President of Human Resources of Finlay Jewelry. Ms. Magrini held various human resources and customer service management positions at Macy's from 1978 through December 1994.