Thomas Kingsbury

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Thomas Kingsbury

Director since 2021. Tom Kingsbury, Interim CEO of Kohl’s, is responsible for the company’s growth, profitability, and strategic direction — overseeing its 1,160 store base, ecommerce business, and 100,000 associates across the country.


Kingsbury will drive Kohl’s ongoing transformation to be the most trusted retailer of choice for the active and casual lifestyle. As a leading omnichannel retailer, he will oversee the company’s efforts in elevating Kohl’s brand portfolio, continue to grow Kohl's industry-leading loyalty program, and further advance innovative partnerships with iconic powerful companies — such as Amazon and Sephora. Kingsbury is committed to maintaining a strong, purpose-driven culture at Kohl’s, and continuing to accelerate the company’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion efforts and ESG strategy.


Kingsbury has over 40 years of retail industry experience — holding a variety of company and board leadership roles at Kohl’s, Burlington Stores, Inc., and The May Department Stores Company. He led Burlington Stores, Inc. as President and Chief Executive Officer from 2008 to 2019 and served on the Burlington Stores Board of Directors from 2008 to 2020, including as Chairman from 2014 to 2019 and as Executive Chairman from 2019 to 2020. Kingsbury currently serves on the Board of Directors of Kohl’s, Tractor Supply Company, BJ’s Wholesale Club Holdings, Inc., and Big Lots, Inc.