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Mike Schlonsky

Executive Vice President of Human Resources and Store Operations

SVP - HR

Mike was named Executive Vice President of Human Resources and Store Operations in 2015. He provides strategic direction for human resources functions, including benefits, compensation, talent management, internal communications, talent development, associate relations, and corporate philanthropy. He also oversees the store operations for the company's fleet of 1,400+ stores.

Mike joined Big Lots in 1993 as Staff Counsel. Before assuming his current role, he was promoted to several positions, including Director of Risk Management, VP of Risk Management and Administrative Services, VP of Associate Relations and Risk Management, and VP of Associate Relations and Benefits.

Prior to joining Big Lots, Mike practiced as a labor and employment attorney with the law firm of Schottenstein Zox and Dunn.

He earned his law degree from The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law and a bachelor's degree from Northwestern University.

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