Chris Baldwin is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at BJ’s Wholesale Club, Inc., the largest operator of membership warehouse clubs on the East Coast. Chris joined BJ’s in September 2015 as President and Chief Operating Officer and was promoted to CEO in February 2016.
Prior to joining BJ’s, Chris was Chief Executive Officer of Hess Retail Corporation, a spin-off of Hess Corporation. Hess Retail operated 1,354 convenience stores and served well over a million customers daily.
Before joining Hess, Chris held executive roles at Procter and Gamble, The Hershey Company and Nabisco.
Chris serves as a non-executive director at Petco Stores, one of the largest pet retailers in the United States.
Chris is an executive board member at Harlem Lacrosse and Leadership, a school-based nonprofit that provides educational intervention, leadership training and lacrosse for at-risk youth in New York City.
Chris graduated from Siena College in Loudonville, New York in 1985 with a Bachelor of Science in Economics.
Chris is married and has two daughters.