Corporate Governance - Board of Directors

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... 

Gus Halas
Director
Gus Halas
Director


Mr. Halas has been a director of the Company since July 2015. From 2011 to 2013, Mr. Halas served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Central Garden & Pet Company. From 2009 to 2015, Mr. Halas served as a senior advisor to White Deer Energy, a private equity firm that targets investments in oil and gas exploration and production, oilfield service and equipment manufacturing and the midstream sectors of the energy business. Mr. Halas is currently a director of Triangle Petroleum Co... 

James R. Henderson
Chairman
James R. Henderson
Chairman


In addition to his role as Chairman, Mr. Henderson was appointed by the Board of Directors as School Specialty, Inc. Interim Chief Executive Officer, effective August 9, 2013.  Mr. Henderson was a Managing Director and operating partner of Steel Partners LLC, a subsidiary of Steel Partners Holdings L.P., a global diversified holding company that owns and operates businesses and has significant interests in leading companies in a variety of industries, including diversified industrial pr... 

Justin Lu
Principal, Zazove Associates LLC
Justin Lu
Principal, Zazove Associates LLC


Mr. Lu is a principal and assistant high yield portfolio manager at Zazove Associates (“Zazove”), an investment advisory firm focused on convertible securities. Mr. Lu has been employed by Zazove since 2002, investing primarily in high yield convertible portfolios. Prior to joining Zazove, Mr. Lu worked at Merrill Lynch from 1998 to 2001 as an associate in the leveraged finance and technology investment banking groups. Mr. Lu received his B.A. in economics and mathematics from Dartmouth College ... 
Andrew Schultz
Director
Andrew Schultz
Director


Mr. Schultz has been a director of the Company since July 2015. Mr. Schultz has been a member of Holding Capital Group, a private equity firm focusing on middle market companies, since 1999. From 1992 to 1999, Mr. Schultz served as Vice President and General Counsel of Greenwich Hospital. Mr. Schultz currently serves on the board of directors and as chairman of M/C Communications, a provider of medical education event management solutions for healthcare professionals, Bankruptcy Management So...