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Cabela's announces appointment of Wright to Board of Directors


James F. Wright has been appointed to the Board of Directors at Cabela’s Inc.

“I am delighted that Jim has joined our board,” said Tommy Millner, Cabela’s Chief Executive Officer. “Jim’s vision, passion, work ethic and unwavering commitment to Tractor Supply’s mission and values transformed Tractor Supply into a sophisticated and respected retailer. During his tenure, Jim led Tractor Supply to strong and sustained business growth. The Board and Cabela’s will greatly benefit from Jim’s substantial retail and leadership experience.”

Wright served as executive chairman of Tractor Supply Co., a farm and ranch supply retailer, from January 2013 through December 2013. Prior to that, Wright served as chairman of the board and CEO of Tractor SupplyCo. from November 2007 to January 2013, and previously served as president and CEO from 2004 to November 2007 and as president and COO from 2000 to 2004.

He also previously served as president and CEOr of Tire Kingdom, a tire and automotive services retailer, from 1997-2000. Wright also serves as a director of H&R Block. He served as a director of Spartan Stores Inc. from 2002 through August 2011 and previously served on the board and as a member of the executive committee of the National Retail Federation, the world’s largest retail trade association.

“Cabela’s compelling omni-channel business model, legendary commitment to customer service, impressive CLUB loyalty program and strong leadership team makes for a powerful combination – one that I am thrilled to be joining,” Wright said.


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