Alan J. Lacy is the former vice chairman and chief executive officer of Sears Holdings Corporation, which was created through the combination of Kmart Holding Corporation and Sears, Roebuck and Co in 2004. At its formation, the company generated over $50 billion in revenues, had 3,800 stores and 450,000 employees. He previously served as chairman and chief executive officer of Sears, Roebuck and Co. Before joining Sears in 1994, he served in a variety of leadership positions at Kraft Foods, Inc. and Philip Morris Companies, Inc. (Kraft’s parent company after 1988).
He is a director of Bristol-Myers Squibb Company and is a trustee of Fidelity Funds and the California Chapter of The Nature Conservancy.
Previously, he served as a member of the Business Roundtable, a director and member of the Executive Committee of the National Retail Federation, a director and chairman of Dave and Buster’s Entertainment and a director of The Western Union Company. In addition, he has served as a trustee of The Field Museum of Natural History, the Lyric Opera of Chicago, the Chicago Botanic Garden and a trustee, and former chairman, of the National Parks Conservation Association.
He graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology with a BS in Industrial Management and earned an MBA from Emory University.
He and his wife, Caron, reside in Pebble Beach, California.