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Darren Jackson

CEO (Retired)
Advance Auto Parts
Minneapolis, MN

Darren Jackson most recently served as Chief Executive Officer of Advance Auto Parts, Inc, a position he held from January 2008 to January 2016. Mr. Jackson originally joined Advance Auto Parts as a member of the Board in July 2004. Mr. Jackson also served as President of the company from January 2008 to January 2009 and from January 2012 to April 2013.

Previously, Mr. Jackson has served in various executive positions with Best Buy Co., Inc., a specialty retailer of consumer electronics, office products, appliances and software, ultimately serving from July 2007 to December 2007 as Executive Vice President of Customer Operating Groups. Mr. Jackson joined Best Buy in 2000 and was appointed as its Executive Vice President-Finance and Chief Financial Officer in February of 2001.

Prior to 2000, he served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Nordstrom, Inc., Full-line Stores, a fashion specialty retailer, and held various senior positions, including Chief Financial Officer of Carson Pirie Scott & Company, a regional department store company.

Mr. Jackson has also served as a director of Fastenal Company, which sells industrial and construction supplies, since July 2012, was elected to the Board of Cree, Inc., a market-leading innovator of lighting-class LEDs, in 2016. Mr. Jackson joined the Marquette University Board of Directors in 2004, serving as Vice Chair from 2006-2009, and Chairman from 2009-2012, and has also previously served on the Board of Cristo Rey Jesuit – Twin Cities as well as the Cristo Rey Network.