The Conference Board has announced today that Steve Odland has been named the organization’s next president and chief executive officer.
Currently, Odland serves as the president and CEO of the Committee for Economic Development, a public policy affiliate of The Conference Board.
Odland previously was the chairman, president and chief executive officer for AutoZone, Inc. from 2001 to 2005 and later served as the chairman and chief executive officer for Office Depot, Inc. from 2005 to 2010.
Odland will assume his new role in September 2018. Current President and Chief Executive Officer Jonathan “Jon” Spector will step down at that time while becoming a senior advisor to The Conference Board.