The Home Depot Foundation: Leadership

Click on the individuals below to learn more about our Foundation's leadership. 

 

Giles Bowman 

Giles BowmanGiles Bowman, Senior Vice President, Merchandising

The Home Depot Foundation Board Member and Chair

Giles Bowman is senior vice president of merchandising, building materials, for The Home Depot. He is responsible for lumber, building materials, bath, electrical and millwork departments.

Giles has more than 22 years of experience in the home improvement industry. Prior to his current assignment, he was senior vice president of merchandising, hardlines, for The Home Depot and previously held several positions of increasing responsibility, including merchandising vice president of building materials, merchandising vice president of the Eastern Division, merchandising vice president of Canada, vice president of sales and service for the Southwest Division, divisional merchandise manager of the Southwest Division, and millwork merchant for the Southwest Division.

Prior to joining The Home Depot in 1996, Giles held various merchandising positions in lumber, millwork and hardware with Lowe’s Companies.

Giles serves on the boards of The Home Depot Foundation and the Habitat for Humanity of Northwest Metro Atlanta. He also is a member of The Home Depot Hispanic Council.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from the University of North Carolina.

Marc Brown 

Marc BrownMarc Brown, Regional Vice President, Southeast

The Home Depot Foundation Board Member

Marc Brown is a regional vice president for The Home Depot. He is responsible for the operations of 109 stores in Florida, Alabama, southern Georgia and southern South Carolina.

Marc joined the Company in 1998 as a human resources manager. He has held roles of increasing responsibility including store manager, field install manager, district manager, director of core retail, regional pro sales manager, divisional pro/tool rental director and senior director of pro sales.

Prior to joining the Company, Marc spent eight years in retail with Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. and Blockbuster Video, both in field and corporate support positions.

Marc has a bachelor’s degree in management administration from the University of Arkansas.

Christopher Duffy 

Christopher DuffyChristopher Duffy, Vice President, Interconnected Operations 

The Home Depot Foundation Board Member

Chris Duffy is Vice President of Interconnected Operations. He is responsible for driving solutions that integrate online experiences with customers and stores, including Online Customer Operations and Selling Center, Multichannel Process & Systems, Online Order Management, Home Depot Quote Center and the Design Connect/Collaboration Center teams.

Chris joined The Home Depot in 2000 as a sales associate as part of the Olympic Job Opportunities Program. He was a member of the U.S. National and Olympic Rowing teams. He entered the Business Leadership Program and has held roles of increasing responsibility including Store Manager, District Manager, Director of Operations Process and, most recently, Vice President of Workforce Operations & Strategy, Building Services and Energy Management.

Chris has a BA from Fairfield University and received his MBA from Duke University, Fuqua School of Business.

John Ellington  

John EllingtonJohn Ellington, Director, Finance and Grants Administration for The Home Depot Foundation

John Ellington is the Director of Finance and Grants Administration for The Home Depot Foundation.  He is responsible for establishing and managing the collaborative strategies to implement the Foundation’s focus – working to improve the homes and lives of U.S. military veterans and their families.

John joined The Home Depot in 2005 in the Assurance and Advisory Management Program, a two year program designed to develop the future leaders of the Company.  Since that time, John has held roles of increasing responsibility across the Company’s corporate finance landscape in the functional areas of Financial Planning & Analysis, Store Operations, Merchandising Services and Online Merchandising.

Prior to joining The Home Depot, John spent four years at Ernst & Young in a variety of roles within their Atlanta office.

A native of the Acadiana region of southern Louisiana, John graduated magna cum laude with a B.S. in Accounting and minor in Economics from Oglethorpe University in Atlanta, GA.  He proudly serves in The Foundation in honor of his late father, a veteran of the Vietnam War.

Aaron Flowe 

Aaron FloweAaron Flowe, President, Western Division 

The Home Depot Foundation Board Member

Aaron Flowe is president of the Western Division of The Home Depot. He is responsible for leading sales and operations of more than 440 stores staffed by 78,800 associates throughout 13 Western states. His division covers Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.

Most recently, Aaron served as president of the Northern Division. Previously, he was regional vice president of the NY Metro Region. In that capacity, he directed operations of 70 stores across northern New Jersey, New York City’s five boroughs, Long Island and Connecticut. Prior to that position, he was vice president of merchandising.

Aaron began his career with the company in 1994 as a store department supervisor. He has held several positions of increasing responsibility, serving as store manager, district manager and director of operations process.

Aaron has a bachelor’s degree in business management from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

Shannon Gerber 

Shannon GerberShannon Gerber, Executive Director, The Home Depot Foundation 

The Home Depot Foundation Board Member

As executive director of The Home Depot Foundation, Shannon Gerber leads The Home Depot’s philanthropic strategy, volunteer efforts and The Homer Fund.

Prior to joining The Home Depot Foundation, Shannon spent 13 years with The Home Depot in events management. Most recently, she served as the senior director of events management where she led large-scale events for the company, as well as The Home Depot Foundation’s fundraising events. In this role, Shannon helped raise millions of dollars to further the Foundation’s work.
Previously, Shannon worked with The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company in positions of increasing responsibility in events management.

Shannon has served on the advisory board of Make-A-Wish Georgia and is an active volunteer through Team Depot, Atlanta Community Food Bank and other organizations. Shannon has a BS in Business Management from University of Phoenix.

Mike Guhl 

Mike Guhl, Vice President, Information ServicesMike Guhl 

The Home Depot Foundation Board Member

Mike Guhl is a vice president of information services for The Home Depot. He is responsible for leading IT technology for more than 2,200 stores across the United States and Canada. He also is responsible for IT support for the Company’s credit operations.

Since joining The Home Depot in 2003, Mike has managed several key initiatives for The Home Depot, including BEAR Scanned Receiving and RTV, Mobile Cart Re-write, PCI, Showroom POS, Mobile POS, Self-Checkout, Certified Receiving, Transfer Optimization, Zero Markdown Automation, Paint NextGen and the First Phone (Associate Mobility). He also lead our efforts to Centralize RTV, creating a new Out-For-Repair system, and implemented PayPal as a payment option in stores. Mike is also responsible for Home Depot’s Multi-Channel Order Management.

Mike started his information technology career in the United States Air Force where he earned the rank of captain in the electronic combat arena. Before joining The Home Depot, Mike spent more than six years as a manager for Accenture where he was responsible for technology implementations for numerous Fortune 100 clients. Mike also worked a brief time for Target Corp in the information technology sector.

Mike earned a bachelor’s degree from Duke University and a master’s degree from the University of Dayton in electrical engineering.

Crystal Hanlon 

Crystal HanlonCrystal Hanlon, President, Northern Division

The Home Depot Foundation Board Member

Crystal Hanlon is president of the Northern Division of The Home Depot. Crystal joined the company in 1985 and is responsible for the sales and operations of 795 stores in 24 Midwest and Northeastern states with a team of more than 110,000 associates.

Most recently, Crystal served as regional vice present for the Gulf Region, overseeing 128 stores in Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi and leading a team of 18,000 associates.

Crystal began her career at the company in 1985 as a cashier in Texas while attending the University of Houston. During the last 30 years she has held numerous positions, including customer services manager, assistant store manager, store manager, district manager, senior director of operations, merchandising vice president of décor, regional vice president of the Midwest and regional vice president of the Gulf Region.

Crystal studied business management at the University of Houston and the University of Phoenix.

Kevin Hofmann 

Kevin HofmannKevin Hofmann, Senior Vice President and President - Online 

The Home Depot Foundation Board Member

Kevin Hofmann is senior vice president for The Home Depot and president of our online business. He oversees the strategy, sales and operations of our online channels, including homedepot.com Home Decorators Collection and Blinds.com, and manages the integration of online channels with merchandising and physical store operations to create an interconnected customer experience.

Kevin joined The Home Depot in 2006 as vice president leading technology teams focused on retail operations, e-commerce, the company’s supply chain transformation and international divisions. Most recently, he was senior vice president of The Home Depot’s installation business, where he was responsible for strategy, sales, operations and compliance.

Prior to joining The Home Depot, Kevin spent ten years with General Electric in various leadership positions and eight years with Dow Chemical in plastics research.

Kevin is active in veterans housing causes and is a member of The Home Depot Foundation’s board of directors. He has a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Central Michigan University.

Erin Izen 

Erin IzenErin Izen, Director of Strategic Projects 

The Home Depot Foundation Board Member

Erin Izen is the Director of Strategic Projects for the US Stores organization at The Home Depot, which runs 1,976 stores in the continental US, Hawaii, Alaska, Guam, and Puerto Rico. She is responsible for the coordination, execution, and sustainability of strategic cross-functional initiatives and rollouts. Erin has been with Home Depot for eight years. Prior to her current position, Erin held other strategic planning and execution roles in the business and graduated from one of The Home Depot’s leadership programs.

Before joining The Home Depot, Erin worked at Radiant Systems in Alpharetta, Georgia. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from The Georgia Institute of Technology.

Erin is active in her church and several non-profits that support the armed forces, veterans, and homelessness. Erin, a native Atlantan who is married to LtCol Jim Izen, USMC (retired), was honored as Operation Homefront Georgia’s 2011 Volunteer of the Year.

 

Ron Jarvis 

Ron JarvisRon Jarvis, Vice President, Merchandising & Environmental Innovation 

The Home Depot Foundation Board Member

Ron Jarvis joined The Home Depot in February 1995 as a Product Merchandise Manager. Since then he has held various positions in merchandising and operations. Those include Divisional Merchandise Manager, Environmental Global Product Manager, Merchandising Vice President, VP- Environmental Innovation and Senior Vice President of Pro Business, Tool Rental and Environmental Innovation.

Ron now leads all of The Home Depot sustainability efforts as Vice President of Environmental Innovation/Sustainability and Chairman of the Environmental Council.

Ron is a member of the Yale Forest Forum, a Board member of The Home Depot Foundation as well as an Outward Bound Board member.

A native of North Carolina, Ron holds a BA degree from North Carolina State University in Business Management/Economics.

 

Dwaine Kimmet 

Dwaine Kimmet, Senior Vice President of Payments and Treasurer 

The Home Depot Foundation Board Member

Dwaine KimmetDwaine Kimmet is senior vice president of payments and treasurer at The Home Depot. As treasurer, Dwaine is responsible for the company’s capital structure, as well as all capital markets, cash management, financial risk management and rating agency relationships. Additionally, Dwaine oversees customer financing and payment options, including The Home Depot’s private label credit program, project financing and bank card relationships. 

Dwaine joined the company in 2004 as director of strategic business development. Since that time, he has held positions of increasing responsibility including senior director and general manager of installations and vice president of credit services. 

Prior to joining the company, Dwaine was a senior vice president for Commerce One, Inc. He also spent 14 years in various financial and analytical positions at General Motors Corp. 

Dwaine has a bachelor’s degree in management with distinction from Kettering University (formally GMI Engineering and Management Institute) and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Kent Knutson 

Kent KnutsonKent Knutson, Vice President of Government Relations 

The Home Depot Foundation Board Member

Kent serves as vice president of government relations for The Home Depot. As the leader of global government relations, Kent is responsible for managing relations with elected officials on the federal, state, local and international levels. Kent opened the Washington, D.C. office for The Home Depot in 2002. He was named by The Hill newspaper as one of the top 50 corporate lobbyists in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013. 

Kent is active in state and national retail associations including the Retail Industry Leaders Association. In addition to the retail industry, Kent is active professionally serving as past president of the Business-Government Relations Council, whose membership includes the heads of government relations departments for the Fortune 200.   

Before The Home Depot, Kent worked for almost five years in the Washington, D.C. office of Microsoft Corporation during its long-running anti-trust dispute with the U.S. Department of Justice. He got his start on Capitol Hill working for then-Senator Rudy Boschwitz (R-MN). From there, he served as a professional staff member for the Senate Small Business Committee. Kent has also lobbied for the National Federation of Independent Business, the world’s largest small business advocacy organization, and the strategic public affairs firm of Clark & Weinstock, Inc. 

Kent is a graduate of Concordia College, Moorhead, Minnesota, where he majored in Business Administration and Political Science. He grew-up and graduated high school in Oakes, North Dakota.

Kent serves on the Board of Trustees of Ford’s Theatre where he Chairs Ford’s Board of Governors and Co-Chairs the Development Committee. He is also a member of the National Advisory Board for the Concordia Language Villages.  Kent and his wife, Karen, have two children and reside in Arlington, Virginia.

Teresa Wynn Roseborough  

Teresa Wynn RoseboroughTeresa Wynn Roseborough, Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary
The Home Depot Foundation Board Member

Teresa Wynn Roseborough is Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of The Home Depot. 

Before joining The Home Depot in 2011, Teresa was MetLife’s Deputy General Counsel. Prior to MetLife, Teresa was a partner at Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP. Teresa’s background includes government service as Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Office of Legal Counsel of the Justice Department, service as a law clerk for Justice John Paul Stevens of the U.S. Supreme Court and Judge James Dickson Phillips of the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, and service in West Germany as a Department of Defense civilian.

Teresa is a public member of the Administrative Conference of the U.S. and a member of the board of directors of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights.

Teresa earned a bachelor’s of arts degree from the University of Virginia, a master’s degree in education from Boston University, and a juris doctor with high honors from the University Of North Carolina School of Law, where she was editor in chief of the Law Review.  She is married to fellow attorney Joseph Roseborough.  They have a daughter, Courtney, who is a senior at the University of Southern California.

Stacey Tank  

Stacey Tank, Vice President, Corporate Communications & External Affairs

The Home Depot Foundation Board Member Stacey Tank

Stacey Tank is currently vice president of corporate communications and external affairs. In this role, she has global responsibility for corporate communications, brand PR, corporate digital media, community affairs, crisis communications, events, The Home Depot Foundation and The Homer Fund.

Prior to joining the company, Stacey was senior vice president and chief corporate relations officer for HEINEKEN USA. In this role, she oversaw corporate communications, customer relations, public affairs, government relations, employee engagement, brand PR, owned media, responsible consumption and sustainability.

Stacey joined HEINEKEN from General Electric, where she held a variety of global communications, finance and audit roles.

Stacey has been previously recognized as one of PR Week and Westchester County’s “40 under 40,” 914 Magazine’s female executive of the year and one of PR Week’s “Power 50.” She is an education ambassador and executive board member for Bright Pink, a nonprofit that provides support to young women who are at high risk for breast and ovarian cancers. She is also currently a board member of The Home Depot Foundation and the Institute for Public Relations.

Stacey is a summa cum laude graduate of Syracuse University’s Newhouse School and the Martin J. Whitman School of Management. She currently lives in Atlanta with her husband and two sons.

Darryl Tieken 

Darryl TieksenDarryl Tieken, Merchant, Product Development 

The Home Depot Foundation Board Member

Darryl Tieken started his career with Home Depot in 1997 working in the stores.  He has held various positions of increased responsibility and has served as Store Manager, Regional Specialty Manager, Regional Pro Manager, Divisional Pro Director, National Director of Strategic Accounts, Pro Merchant, and most recently Product Development Merchant.  Darryl lives in the Atlanta area with his wife Penney and 4 Children and has served on our Board since 2008.  He has served on other boards including YMCA Board of Directors (Butler County, PA), and Sustainable Evansville.

Chuyu Xi 

Chuyu XiChuyu Xi, Vice President, Services Operations & Home Renovation Services 

The Home Depot Foundation Board Member

Chuyu Xi is Vice President of Operations in Home Services.  Chuyu oversees onboarding and maintenance of a national network of 4,000 Service Providers, customer service operations and the regulatory compliance function. Chuyu also has the P&L responsibility for Home Depot’s Renovation Services business providing B2B turnkey installation solution to large institutional clients.  

Prior to joining the Home Depot in 2006, Chuyu spent 10 years of his career with General Electric, primarily in its Power Systems & Energy division.  During his tenure with GE, Chuyu held various operational leadership roles in global sourcing, supply chain risk management, quality and customer service.  Chuyu is a certified Six Sigma Master Black Belt.

Chuyu graduated from the University of Maine at Fort Kent and later obtained his MBA and Masters in Industrial & Management Engineering from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York.