James Keyes

James W. Keyes, a member of the board of directors since December 2020, served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Blockbuster, Inc. (a provider of movie and video game rental services) from 2007 to 2010, leading a successful restructuring of the business and subsequent sale to Dish Networks where he stayed on as a senior advisor to oversee Blockbuster’s integration. Prior to Blockbuster, from 2000-2005, Keyes served as President and CEO of 7-Eleven, Inc. The role of global CEO culminated a 21 year career in which he served multiple roles from Chief Financial Officer to Chief Operating Officer and finally CEO of the Fortune 500 company. After leading a successful transformation of 7-Eleven, he oversaw the company’s sale to Ito Yokado in 2005 with a tenfold improvement in market capitalization during his tenure. Mr. Keyes graduated Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa from the College of the Holy Cross with a degree in Political Science. He then earned an Masters in Business Administration from the Columbia Graduate School of Business. Mr. Keyes remains active at his alma maters, serving on the Board of Trustees for College of the Holy Cross since 2017 and on the Board of Overseers for the Columbia Business School since 2010. Mr. Keyes has been a member of Dallas Symphony Association’s Board of Governors since 2001, serving as Chairman of the Board from 2004 to 2006. Since 2005 he has served on the Board of Directors and Chairman of the Investment Committee for the Cooper Institute, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting health and wellness through research, education and advocacy. Since 2014 he has been on the Board of Directors of Murphy USA, which operates more than 1,470 retail gas stations in 26 states. He has also served on the American Red Cross National Board of Governors and chaired the American Red Cross National Philanthropic Board.
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