This excerpt taken from the BBBY 8-K filed Jul 1, 2009.
Section 5. The Chief Executive Officer. The Chief Executive Officer shall, together with the Chairman, have general and active supervision and direction over the business and affairs of the Corporation and over its several officers, agents and employees, subject to the control and direction of the Board of Directors. In the absence of the Chairman, the Chief Executive Officer shall preside at meetings of the shareholders and of the Board of Directors. The Chief Executive Officer shall, in the absence or incapacity of the Chairman, perform all duties and functions and exercise all the powers of the Chairman required by statute or by these By-laws or as the Board of Directors may from time to time determine.