Mr. Michael J. Bender is a President & Chief Executive Officer at Eyemart Express LLC, an Independent Director at Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc., a Chief Executive & Operating Officer at Sodalia North America, Inc. and a Member at Executive Leadership Council, Inc.
He is on the Board of Directors at Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc., Banner Health, Boys & Girls Club of Metropolitan Phoenix, Hispanic Scholarship Fund, Valley of the Sun United Way and Arizona State University. Mr. Bender was previously employed as a Chief Operating Officer-Global eCommerce by Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., an Independent Director by Gaylord Entertainment Co., a President-Retail & Alternate Care Business by Cardinal Health, Inc., a Principal by PepsiCo, Inc., and a Vice President-Store Operations by Victoria's Secret Stores LLC.
He also served on the board at Valley of the Sun United Way Foundation.
He received his undergraduate degree from Stanford University and a graduate degree from Northwestern University.