This excerpt taken from the BBBY 8-K filed May 23, 2007.
BED BATH & BEYOND INC. ANNOUNCES ELECTION OF DIRECTOR
Union, New Jersey, May 22, 2007 --- Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (NASDAQ:BBBY), announced the election of Patrick Gaston as an independent member of the Companys Board of Directors, expanding the Board to eleven members.
Mr. Gaston, 49, is President of Verizon Foundation, one of Americas largest corporate foundations. Mr. Gaston has held a variety of management positions at Verizon and its predecessors since 1984 in operations, marketing, human resources, strategic planning and government relations. He has a B.A. Degree in Management from the University of Massachusetts and an M.B.A. from Northeastern University.
Mr. Gaston also sits on a number of national nonprofit boards, including the NAACP Special Contributions Fund Board of Trustees, Americas Charities, the Foundation of the University of West Indies, the Conference Board Contributions Council and the World Institute on Disability.