Corporate Governance - Senior Management


Senior Management | Board of Directors

Joseph M. Yorio
President and Chief Executive Officer
Joseph M. Yorio
President and Chief Executive Officer


Mr. Joseph Yorio has been President and Chief Executive Officer at School Specialty, Inc., since April 2014. He is an accomplished executive with over 20 years of experience working with large multi-national corporations in the manufacturing, distribution, supply chain, logistics, and security and defense industries.

Prior to joining School Specialty, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of NYX Global LLC, a logistics, supply chain and security, consulting and program... 

Ryan M. Bohr
EVP and Chief Financial Officer
Ryan M. Bohr
EVP and Chief Financial Officer


Mr. Bohr is a senior executive with close to 20 years of operations and finance leadership experience, primarily within private equity owned businesses. Throughout his career, he has specialized in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, corporate financing, investment strategies and execution, and driving operational improvement plans. He joined School Specialty in October 2014 as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, having most recently served as Chief Executive Officer of F... 

Todd A. Shaw
Executive Vice President, Operations
Todd A. Shaw
Executive Vice President, Operations


Todd A. Shaw joined school Specialty in 2014 after a 25-year career in various operational leadership roles spanning multiple industry sectors. As Executive Vice President, Operations, he is responsible for the Company’s distribution centers/warehouses, supply chain, merchandising, transportation, customer care and all facility upgrades and process reforms. He was most recently Vice President of Operations with Prolitec Inc., a world leader in air treatment and indoor air quality technologies.... 
Ed Carr
Executive Vice President and Chief Sales Officer
Ed Carr
Executive Vice President and Chief Sales Officer


Ed Carr joined School Specialty as Executive Vice President and Chief Sales Officer in January 2015. Prior to joining the Company, he most recently served as Corporate Vice President of Sales with Reinhart Foodservice (RFS), LLC, a multi-billion dollar foodservice distribution company. RFS has over 30 distribution centers serving independent and chain restaurants, schools and healthcare facilities throughout the U.S. In his position, he was responsible for managing the Company’s largest cus... 

Richard C. Harney
Senior Vice President, Marketing
Richard C. Harney
Senior Vice President, Marketing


Mr. Harney has over 35 years of experience in all elements of business-to-business multi-channel marketing, from creative development and brand strategy to quantitative database analysis and customer scoring, including leadership stints at divisions of Deluxe, Lands’ End and W.W. Grainger. He has significant expertise in turn-around situations in mid-tier organizations, either establishing sound marketing practices from scratch or revitalizing existing processes to improve their effectiveness. ... 
Laura Vartanian
Senior Vice President, Human Resources
Laura Vartanian
Senior Vice President, Human Resources


Ms. Vartanian joined School Specialty as Vice President Human Resources in August, 2012 and became Senior Vice President, Human Resources in August 2013. She was most recently a Principal Consultant with 3D Results, a Talent Management Consulting firm. Prior to consulting, she was the VP HR for J.J. Keller a family owned business; VP HR for School Specialty and VP Compensation, Benefits & HRIS for Rexnord Industries a Private Equity held firm in Milwaukee. She has 30 years of global HR experienc...