DICK’S Sporting Goods Names Desiree Ralls-Morrison To Its Board Of Directors

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DICK’S Sporting Goods, Inc., the largest U.S.-based omni-channel sporting goods retailer, announced it has appointed  Desiree Ralls-Morrison, the Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at Boston Scientific Corporation, to the company’s board of directors.

“Desiree is joining our board at a pivotal time in the company’s history, as we continue to meet the evolving needs of our customers, our employees and our other key stakeholders,” said Ed Stack, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of DICK’S Sporting Goods. “She bring a variety of relevant experiences to our board, and we are very confident her contributions will have a meaningful and lasting impact on our company.”

“I’m delighted to be joining the board at DICK’S at a time of such dynamic growth for the company,” said Ralls-Morrison. “I look forward to working with the management team and the other directors to advance the company’s legacy of leadership in this new chapter – and expand what it means for American corporations to create value and drive innovation.”

In her current role, Ralls-Morrison provides legal leadership across Boston Scientific’s global business and oversees the company’s global compliance function.

Prior to joining Boston Scientific in 2017, Ralls-Morrison held leadership positions at several Fortune 500 class corporations: Senior Vice President and General Counsel at Boehringer Ingelheim USA; General Counsel, Consumer Sector at Johnson & Johnson; and Associate Counsel at Merck, among others.

Ralls-Morrison has been widely recognized for her professional achievements. She was recently selected for the Financial Times 2020 “Global GC27” list of most innovative general counsels, and Black Enterprise magazine named her one of the “Most Powerful Women in Corporate America” in 2019.

Ralls-Morrison is currently a member of the board of directors of The Partnership, Inc., and sits on the executive committee of The New Commonwealth Racial Equity and Social Justice Fund of Massachusetts, of which she is a founding member.

Ralls-Morrison holds a B.A. in economics and political science from Wesleyan University and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.

Founded in 1948, DICK’S Sporting Goods, Inc. is a leading omni-channel sporting goods retailer offering an extensive assortment of authentic, high-quality sports equipment, apparel, footwear and accessories. As of August 1, 2020, the Company operated 726 DICK’S Sporting Goods locations across the United States, serving and inspiring athletes and outdoor enthusiasts to achieve their personal best through a blend of dedicated teammates, in-store services and unique specialty shop-in-shops dedicated to Team Sports, Athletic Apparel, Golf, Lodge/Outdoor, Fitness and Footwear.

Headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, DICK’S also owns and operates Golf Galaxy and Field & Stream specialty stores, as well as GameChanger, a youth sports mobile app for scheduling, communications and live scorekeeping. DICK’S offers its products through a content-rich eCommerce platform that is integrated with its store network and provides customers with the convenience and expertise of a 24-hour storefront.

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