Pittsburgh Febraury 1st, 2021: Dicks is proud to welcome Lauren Hobart to her new role as President and CEO of DICK’S Sporting Goods. Lauren has been with us for 10 years, and her vision and leadership have helped DICK’S become an omnichannel powerhouse.
“I am beyond grateful to Ed Stack for building our amazing company and for the opportunity to learn from him and work beside him for the past 10 years, I am very lucky to have Ed’s ongoing leadership as Executive Chairman and Chief Merchant as I take on my new role. DICK’S is an American Dream story and I am so proud to be a part of its journey. Our company has always felt like and acted like a family and it’s our people that make all the difference. There is no stopping this incredible team.”
Today, Ed Stack, our Chairman & CEO since 1984, will transition into his new role as Executive Chairman and Chief Merchant. In this role, Ed will continue to lead merchandising and oversee several of the company’s strategic growth initiatives. Ed has led the company through decades of remarkable growth, taking the company from two small stores in upstate New York to where we are today, the largest and most successful sporting goods retailer in the country.