MassMutual made the announcement effective today, October 22, 2012
Laura Sen, the President and Chief Executive Officer of BJ’s Wholesale Club, Inc. has been elected to the Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company’s Board of Directors. Her appointment is effective immediately.
“MassMutual is pleased to welcome Ms. Sen to our Board of Directors,” said Roger Crandall, Chairman, President and CEO, Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual). “With her 34 years of experience in the retail industry and an exceptional record of performance with a strong consumer-focused company, we look forward to Laura’s contributions and insights as she will provide valuable perspective on our long-term strategy to ensure the future success of the company.”
Prior to being named President and CEO of BJ’s and to its Board of Directors in 2009, Ms. Sen spent more than 20 years at the company in a broad range of senior management roles, including Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of Merchandising and Logistics. She began her career at the former Zayre Corporation where she held positions of increasing responsibility, primarily in the areas of buying and merchandise. Ms. Sen also formerly operated her own retail consulting business.
In addition to her new appointment with MassMutual, Ms. Sen also serves on the Board of Directors for rue21, the National Retail Federation, the Pine Street Inn, the Dana Farber Cancer Institute and the Boston Ballet. She holds a B.A. in Romance Languages from Boston College.