Marvin Girouard Chairman and CEO atPier 1 Imports


Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Pier 1 Imports

Marvin J. Girouard earned his undergraduate degree in marketing from Texas A&M University in 1961. In 1983, Mr. Girouard retired from the U. S. Naval Reserve with the rank of Commander after 20 years of service. He also served five years with the U. S. Navy and performed combat duties in Vietnam.

Mr. Girouard was named Pier 1 Imports senior vice president of merchandising in 1985 after holding various marketing positions during a 10-year tenure with Pier 1 Imports. As senior vice president of merchandising, he was responsible for the administration and control of merchandise, buying, advertising and inventory management. Mr. Girouard assumed his CEO responsibilities in 1998 and became Chairman in 1999.

Mr. Girouard is an active member of the Executive Committee for the U.S. Committee for UNICEF-The United Nations Children's Fund. He also serves on the board of directors for Pier 1 Imports, Inc., Brinker International, and Tandy Brands Accessories, Inc. He is a member of the College of Business Administration Development Council at Texas A&M University and serves on the International Board of Visitors for M.J. Neeley School of Business at Texas Christian University. In 1995, Girouard was honored with an award for outstanding Alumni for the College of Business Administration and Graduate School at Texas A & M University. He also received the Hugh Downs Award from the U.S. Committee for UNICEF in 1994.

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