Bed Bath & Beyond adds finance expertise to board

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Bed Bath & Beyond adds finance expertise to board

By Gina Acosta - 05/24/2018
The retailer announced that it has appointed Stephanie Bell-Rose, senior managing director at TIAA and head of the TIAA Institute, as an independent member of the company's Board of Directors.  

A woman with financial security and organizational effectiveness expertise is joining the board of Bed Bath & Beyond.

The retailer announced that it has appointed Stephanie Bell-Rose, senior managing director at TIAA and head of the TIAA Institute, as an independent member of the company's Board of Directors.  

This appointment expands the Board to 12 members.

The company has nominated Bell-Rose for election at Bed Bath & Beyond's 2018 Annual Meeting of Shareholders.

"We are very pleased to have Stephanie join our Board," said Steven Temares, Bed Bath & Beyond's CEO and Member of its Board of Directors.  "Stephanie is a proven leader in organizational effectiveness, and will provide fresh insights as we continue to transform our company for long-term success."

Stephanie Bell-Rose, 60, is senior managing director at TIAA and head of the TIAA Institute, which produces original research and insights on issues pertaining to financial security and organizational effectiveness in the educational, nonprofit and public sectors.  

Before joining TIAA in 2010, Bell-Rose served as a managing director at The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. and president of its foundation, and as counsel and program officer at the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.  She is a trustee of The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the Council on Foundations and the Public Welfare Foundation.  Bell-Rose is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Executive Leadership Council, the Economic Club of New York, and the Women's Forum of New York.  In addition, she is Trustee Emerita of the Barnes Foundation and Honorary Trustee of the American Museum of Natural History.

Bell-Rose received the John H. Niemeyer Award for Leadership in Advancing Educational Equity and Excellence from Bank Street College, and The John F. Kennedy School of Government Alumni Achievement Award.  She received AB, JD and MPA degrees from Harvard University.