Jamaican native to oversee Home Depot’s southern unit
Fifty-year old Jamaican native Ann-Marie Campbell was recently appointed executive vice-president of Home Depot.
Campbell is responsible for the operations of all the Atlanta based company’s 2,000 stores in the US, the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, and nearly 400,000 employees, which makes up about a third of Home Depot’s $78.8 billion in sales.
The Kingston, Jamaica, native started her Home Depot career as a cashier while studying at Florida International University in 1985. She worked in functions ranging from operations to merchandising before landing in her current role, where she’s responsible for more than 100,000 staffers.
Ann-Marie learned her first lessons in retail from her grandmother in Jamaica, a successful retailer in her own right. And after more than 30 years with the company, Ann-Marie brings a deep understanding of The Home Depot’s operations, culture and customers.
During her career at the company, she has served in a variety of positions, including store manager, district manager and regional vice president. She has also served as vice president of operations, vice president of merchandising and special orders, vice president of retail marketing and sales for Home Depot Direct, vice president of vendor services and, most recently, president of the Southern Division of The Home Depot.
In 2014, Campbell was ranked 38th on Fortune’s Most Powerful Women (MPW) in Business list.
Ann-Marie is a graduate of Georgia State University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and a master’s degree in business administration. She is a member of Beta Gamma Sigma, an international business honor society, and the National Scholars Honor Society.
Home Depot is the world’s largest home improvement retailer. The company is the fourth largest retailer in the U.S and the fifth largest retailer in the world. In 2010, The Home Depot was ranked No. 29 on the Fortune 500 U.S. list.