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Felicia D. Thornton


Ms. Thornton has served as an independent member of the Board, and as the Chair of its Audit Committee, since September 2020, and as a member of its Nominating Committee since July 2022. She currently serves as Chair of the Board of Directors of Number Holdings, Inc., the holding company for 99 Cents Only Stores, an extreme value retail store operator, having previously held executive positions within that company since 2015, including Interim CEO and CFO. Formerly, Ms. Thornton served as Co-CEO, COO and President of Demoulas Super Markets, Inc., a privately held supermarket chain operator, CEO, U.S., of Knowledge Universe Education LLC, a private early childhood education company, and CFO of Albertson’s Companies Inc., a supermarket chain operator. She also currently serves on the Boards of Directors and as Chair of the Audit Committees of Ares Acquisition Corporation II, a special purpose acquisition company, Convergint Technologies LLC, a security, fire alarm, life safety, audio-visual and building automation solution provider, and CoolSys, Inc., a retail, commercial and industrial refrigeration and HVAC provider. Further, she serves on the Board of Directors and as Chair of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee of Floor & Décor Holdings, Inc., a specialty retailer and commercial flooring distributor of hard surface flooring. From 2021 to 2023 she served on the Board of Directors and as Chair of the Audit Committee of Ares Acquisition Corporation, a special purpose acquisition company. Ms. Thornton is a fellow of the National Association of Corporate Directors and a member of the Latino Corporate Director Association. She received an MBA from the University of Southern California and a B.S. in Economics from Santa Clara University.

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