Charles M. Sonsteby, Retired Vice Chairman, The Michaels Companies

Chuck Sonsteby served as vice chairman of The Michaels Companies Inc. from June 2016 until his retirement in October 2017. Previously, he served as The Michaels Companies’ chief financial officer and chief administrative officer from October 2010 to August 2016. He served as CFO of Brinker International Inc. from 2001 until October 2010 and held various other positions since joining Brinker in 1990.

Sonsteby has served as a director of Darden Restaurants since 2014 and as its chairman of the board since April 2016. In addition, he is a former director of Zale Corporation.

He holds a Bachelor of Science in accounting from the University of Kentucky.

Sonsteby has been a director at Valvoline since September 2016.

Chair of the Audit Committee
Member of the Compensation Committee
Member of the Governance and Nominating Committee

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