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Lon F. Povich

BJ's Wholesale Club, Inc.
Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary
Westborough, MA, USA


Lon Povich is Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of BJ’s Wholesale Club, Inc.  In his current role, Lon is responsible for management of the legal team and for all legal issues arising from the operations of a retailer with $12 billion in sales and over 200 locations.

Lon graduated from Dartmouth College and from Harvard Law School.  Following law school, Lon clerked for the Chief Justice of the Supreme Judicial Court of Maine.  Lon first practiced as a litigation associate at the Boston law firm of Goodwin Procter. 

After five years at Goodwin Procter, Lon was appointed an Assistant United States Attorney in Boston, assigned to the Economic Crimes Unit.  From the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Lon went on to serve as Deputy Chief Legal Counsel to Massachusetts Governor William Weld. 

In 1996, Lon began his career in-house, as General Counsel of The Boston Consulting Group, an international strategy consulting firm.  In early 2007, Lon moved to BJ’s. 

Lon has also been active in the local community.  From 1996 to 2004, he was a director of MassHousing (Massachusetts’ low income housing finance agency); from 2005 until 2010 he served on the Governor’s Judicial Nominating Commission; and he was appointed to the Massachusetts Superior Court Business Litigation Session Advisory Committee in 2011.  Lon also sits on the boards of directors of the Greater Boston Food Bank (where he serves as Treasurer and Audit Committee Chair) and of Greater Boston Legal Services, and is an elected member of the Council of the Boston Bar Association.

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