Mr. Stone has served on the Board since 2007. Mr. Stone served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Lowe’s Companies Inc., a home improvement retailer listed on the NYSE, from December 2006 until his retirement in June 2011, and before that as Senior Executive Vice President, Merchandising/Marketing of Lowe’s Companies from 2005 to 2006. Mr. Stone served as Senior Executive Vice President, Store Operations for Lowe’s Companies from 2003 to 2005, and as Executive Vice President, Store Operations from 2001 to 2003. Mr. Stone has served on the Board for Novant Health System, Inc., a not-for-profit integrated system of healthcare, since 2011 and currently serves as Vice Chairman of the board. Mr. Stone also has served on the board of directors of the At Home Group, Inc., a big box specialty retailer of home décor products, since December 2014. In addition, Mr. Stone serves as a trustee for Wilkes Community College.