Michael J. Bender

President at Eye-Mart Express, Inc.

Michael J. Bender

Michael J. Bender

President at Eye-Mart Express, Inc.

Overview
Career Highlights

Eye-Mart Express, Inc.
Eyemart Express LLC

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4764

Number of Boards

11

Birthday

1962

Age

59

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Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc.

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Hispanic Scholarship Fund

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Senior Vice President & General Counsel at Arizona State University

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Chairman at Gaylord Films, Inc.

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Advisor at The First Thirty Days, Inc.

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Former Chief Executive Officer & President at First Horizon Corp. (Tennessee)

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Executive Chairman at Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc.

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Chief Executive Officer at USA Television Holdings LLC

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President, Chief Executive Officer & Director at Aimbridge Hospitality Holdings LLC

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President at Gja Management Corp.

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Michael J. Bender
President at Eye-Mart Express, Inc.
Education
Master's of Management in Finance, Marketing & Management Policy
Class of 1988

The Kellogg School of Management (The Kellogg School or Kellogg) is the business school of Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, with additional campuses in downtown Chicago, Illinois and Miami, Florida. Kellogg offers full-time, part-time, and executive programs, and partners with schools in China, France/Singapore, India, Hong Kong, Israel, Germany, Canada, and Thailand.Founded in 1908 in downtown Chicago as a part-time evening program, the school was chartered to educate business leaders with "good moral character.

BS in Economics
Class of 1984

Stanford University, officially Leland Stanford Junior University, is a private research university in Stanford, California. Stanford was founded in 1885 by Leland and Jane Stanford in memory of their only child, Leland Stanford Jr., who had died of typhoid fever at age 15 the previous year. Stanford is generally ranked among the best universities in the world by academic publications. It is also one of the top fundraising institutions in the country, becoming the first school to raise more than a billion dollars in a year.

Memberships
Member
Current

The Executive Leadership Council (ELC) is a national organization comprised of current and former African-American CEOs and senior executives at Fortune 500 and equivalent companies. For more than 25 years, the ELC has worked to build an inclusive business leadership pipeline and to empower African-American corporate leaders to make significant and impactful contributions in the global marketplace and their communities.

Career History
Chief Executive Officer & President
2017 - Current

Eyemart Express LLC operates a chain of optical retail stores. It offers full rim and semi rimless frames for men, women, and kids. The firm also sells single vision, bifocal, trifocal, and progressive lenses, as well as anti-scratch, anti-reflective, tint, polarized, photo chromic, and high definition lens. Eyemart Express was founded by Doug Barnes Sr. in 1990 and is headquartered in Farmers Branch, TX.

President
Current
Chief Operating Officer, Global eCommerce
Prior - 2017

Walmart, Inc. engages in retail and wholesale business. The Company offers an assortment of merchandise and services at everyday low prices. It operates through the following business segments: Walmart U.S., Walmart International, and Sam's Club. The Walmart U.S. segment operates as a merchandiser of consumer products, operating under the Walmart, Wal-Mart, and Walmart Neighborhood Market brands, as well as walmart.com and other eCommerce brands. The Walmart International segment manages supercenters, supermarkets, hypermarkets, warehouse clubs, and cash and carry outside of the United States. The Sam's Club segment comprises membership-only warehouse clubs and samsclubs.com. The company was founded by Samuel Moore Walton and James Lawrence Walton in 1945 and is headquartered in Bentonville, AR.

Boards & Committees
Member, Board of Trustees
Prior

The ASU Foundation is a private, nonprofit organization that raises and invests private contributions to Arizona State University, a New American University, while advocating for and advancing this transformative university mission and brand. The foundation coordinates and directs all major fundraising campaigns on behalf of ASU, its colleges and schools.

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$2,001 +
2014

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix enables all young people, especially those who need them most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix (BGCMP) has a very proud and triumphant history. In 1946, the BGCMP opened its first two Clubs in the Valley, one at 9th St. & Van Buren, the other at 7th Ave. & Sherman. Today, BGCMP provides annual services to over 30,000 Valley youths, operating a total of 13 clubhouses, a full-service dental clinic and outreach services throughout the central and west Valley. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix provides structured, comprehensive development programs for youths ages 5-18. The BGCMP’s aim is to provide quality after school programs, under the supervision of a caring, professional staff, that provide a nurturing environment for educational and personal development.

$2,000 +
2013

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix enables all young people, especially those who need them most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix (BGCMP) has a very proud and triumphant history. In 1946, the BGCMP opened its first two Clubs in the Valley, one at 9th St. & Van Buren, the other at 7th Ave. & Sherman. Today, BGCMP provides annual services to over 30,000 Valley youths, operating a total of 13 clubhouses, a full-service dental clinic and outreach services throughout the central and west Valley. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix provides structured, comprehensive development programs for youths ages 5-18. The BGCMP’s aim is to provide quality after school programs, under the supervision of a caring, professional staff, that provide a nurturing environment for educational and personal development.

$2,000 +
2012

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix enables all young people, especially those who need them most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix (BGCMP) has a very proud and triumphant history. In 1946, the BGCMP opened its first two Clubs in the Valley, one at 9th St. & Van Buren, the other at 7th Ave. & Sherman. Today, BGCMP provides annual services to over 30,000 Valley youths, operating a total of 13 clubhouses, a full-service dental clinic and outreach services throughout the central and west Valley. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix provides structured, comprehensive development programs for youths ages 5-18. The BGCMP’s aim is to provide quality after school programs, under the supervision of a caring, professional staff, that provide a nurturing environment for educational and personal development.

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