Kim S. Fennebresque, Non-Executive Chairman

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Kim S. Fennebresque has served as a member of our Board since May 2013 and became Chairperson in May 2016. Mr. Fennebresque most recently served as a senior advisor to Cowen Group Inc., a financial services company, until December 2020. He previously served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Cowen and its predecessor SG Cowen from 1999 to 2008. Mr. Fennebresque currently serves on the Board of Directors of Ally Financial Inc. (NYSE:ALLY), Albertson’s Stores, Inc. (NYSE:ACI), BAWAG Group, AG (VIE:BG), and served on Board of Rotor Acquisition Corp. (NYSE:ROT) from October 2020 to 2021. Mr. Fennebresque also served on the Board of Directors of Ribbon Communications (NASDAQ: RBBN) from October 2017 to March 2020, and as Chairman of Dahlman Rose & Co., LLC (“Dahlman”), a financial services company, from 2010 to 2012, and as Chief Executive Officer of Dahlman from July 2011 until August 2012. He has also served as head of the corporate finance and mergers & acquisitions departments at UBS and was a general partner and co-head of investment banking at Lazard Frères & Co. Mr. Fennebresque also held various positions at The First Boston Corporation (now Credit Suisse). He is a graduate of Trinity College and Vanderbilt Law School.

Dwight Gibson, Director and President & CEO

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Dwight Gibson has served as our President and Chief Executive Officer, and as a member of our Board since June 2021. Prior to joining BlueLinx, Mr. Gibson was the Chief Commercial Officer of SPX FLOW, Inc., a global provider of process solutions and components across a variety of sanitary and industrial market applications. Previously, he served as President, Food & Beverage and Industrial Segments (May 2019 to May 2020) and President, Food & Beverage Segment (June 2016 to May 2019) for SPX FLOW. Prior to joining SPX FLOW, Mr. Gibson spent 11 years at HVAC manufacturer Ingersoll Rand, most recently leading significant growth initiatives as President of Strategic Initiatives for the company’s climate segment. Mr. Gibson has also served as a member of the Board of Directors of Interface, Inc. (Nasdaq: TILE), a worldwide commercial flooring company since September 2019. Mr. Gibson received a Bachelor of Business Administration from Howard University, a Master of Business Administration from Stanford University and a Master of Science in International Strategy and Diplomacy from the London School of Economics.

Dominic DiNapoli, Director

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Dominic DiNapoli has served as a member of our Board since May 2016. Most recently, Mr. DiNapoli served as a senior consultant to FTI Consulting, a global business advisory firm, until his retirement in December 2019. Before that, he held several positions within that company including Vice Chairman from 2011 through 2014, and Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer from 2004 through 2011. From 2002 to 2004, Mr. DiNapoli served as a Senior Managing Director and leader of FTI Consulting’s corporate finance/restructuring practice. From 1998 to 2002, Mr. DiNapoli was a Managing Partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP’s U.S. business recovery services practice. Mr. DiNapoli received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Montclair State.

Keith A. Haas, Director

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Keith Haas currently serves as a non-executive director at Northwest Hardwoods and has over 25 years of operational leadership experience in the building products industry.  Most recently, he served as Group Executive, Commercial at CRH plc where he had increasing executive leadership responsibilities in a diverse range of building products manufacturing and distribution. From 2019 to 2020 Mr. Haas served as President of CRH’s global Building Products Division, and from 2016 to 2018 as President of its Americas Products & Distribution Division. Mr. Haas also served as the Chief Executive Officer of CRH operating subsidiaries Oldcastle Architectural from 2008 to 2010 and Oldcastle Building Products from 2011 to 2015. He joined Oldcastle, Inc. in 1995 as Assistant Vice President of Business Development after beginning his career at Amoco Chemical Company as a project engineer.  Mr. Haas earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a Master of Business Administration degree from Georgia State University.

Mitchell B. Lewis, Director

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Mitchell B. Lewis has served as a member of our Board since January 2014. From January 2014 until his retirement in June 2021, Mr. Lewis also served as our President and Chief Executive Officer. Prior to that, Mr. Lewis held numerous leadership positions in the building products industry since 1992. Mr. Lewis served as a director and as President and Chief Executive Officer of Euramax Holdings, Inc. (the predecessor of OmniMax International, LLC), a building products manufacturer, from February 2008 through November 2013. Mr. Lewis also served Euramax in the roles of Chief Operating Officer,  Executive Vice President  and Group Vice President. Prior to being appointed Group Vice President, Mr. Lewis served as President of Amerimax Building Products, Inc. Prior to 1992, Mr. Lewis served as Corporate Counsel with Alumax, Inc., and practiced law with Alston & Bird LLP, specializing in mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Lewis is currently a director of GMS Inc. (NYSE:GMS). Mr. Lewis received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Emory University, and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Michigan.

J. David Smith, Director

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J. David Smith has served as a member of our Board since May 2017. Mr. Smith served as Chief Executive Officer and President of Euramax Holdings, Inc. (the predecessor of OmniMax International, LLC), beginning in 1996, and served as the Chairman of its board of directors beginning in 2002, until his retirement in 2008. Before joining Euramax, Mr. Smith served as President of Alumax Fabricated Products, Inc. and as an officer of Alumax, Inc. from 1988 to 1996. He began his career serving in numerous senior management roles at Howmet Building Products, Inc. Mr. Smith has served as a member of the boards of directors of Henry Company since 2017, GMS, Inc. (NYSE:GMS) since 2014, and Commercial Metals Company (NYSE:CMC) since 2004. Mr. Smith served as Chairman of the board of directors of Select Interior Concepts, Inc. (NASDAQ:SIC) from February 2019 to March 2020, and Chairman of the board of directors of both Siamons International, Inc. until 2018, and Nortek, Inc. (NASDAQ:NTK) until 2016, where he also served as interim Chief Executive Officer in 2011. He also previously served as a director of Diversitech, Inc., Houghton International Inc., and Air Distribution Technologies, Inc. until 2014. Mr. Smith has extensive operating and management experience in private and public international metals and building products companies. Mr. Smith received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Gettysburg College.

Carol B. Yancey, Director

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Carol B. Yancey has served as a member of our Board since February 2021. Ms. Yancey served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Genuine Parts Company (NYSE: GPC), a Fortune 200 global distributor of automotive and industrial parts, from March 2013 until her retirement in May 2022. She also held the title of Corporate Secretary from 1995 to 2015. From 1991 to 2013, Ms. Yancey served in numerous leadership and management positions at Genuine Parts, including Senior Vice President of Finance, Vice President, Assistant Corporate Secretary, Director of Shareholder Relations, and Director of Investor Relations. Prior to joining Genuine Parts, she spent six years in public accounting. Ms. Yancey is currently a director of Oxford Industries, Inc. (NYSE: OXM). She earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from the University of Georgia and is a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Qualified Technology Expert.

Martie E. Zakas, Director

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Martie Edmunds Zakas currently serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Mueller Water Products (NYSE: MWA), a $1.2 billion leading manufacturer of products and services used in the transmission, distribution, and measurement of water in North America. She has led Mueller Water Products' strategic planning, investor relations and corporate communications activities since 2006. Prior to that, Ms. Zakas spent five years with Russell Corporation, a $1.4 billion athletic apparel, footwear and equipment company, where she held a variety of positions culminating in her role as Corporate Vice President, Chief of Staff, Business Development and Treasurer.  From 1993 to 2000, Ms. Zakas served as Corporate Vice President, Director of Investor Relations and Corporate Secretary for Equifax, Inc. a consumer and commercial credit reporting agency. Ms. Zakas earned a Bachelor of Arts degree with honors from Randolph Macon Woman’s College (now known as Randolph College), a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Virginia Darden School of Business and a Juris Doctor from the University of Virginia School of Law.  Ms. Zakas served for 11 years as a non-executive Director at Atlantic Capital Bank and Atlantic Capital Bancshares including serving as the Audit Committee Chair.