Cracker Barrel CEO Joins Army Historical Foundation Board of Directors

  Cracker Barrel CEO Joins Army Historical Foundation Board of Directors

  Sandra B. Cochran to help lead campaign to construct National Army Museum

Business Wire

ARLINGTON, Va. -- October 24, 2013

Sandra B. Cochran, President and Chief Executive Officer of Cracker Barrel Old
Country Store, Inc., has been appointed to The Army Historical Foundation’s
(AHF’s) Board of Directors. The Board is guiding the $200 million campaign to
build the National Museum of the United States Army at Fort Belvoir, Virginia.

Cochran’s extensive business executive experience and personal connection to
the Army ideally qualify her for board membership. Prior to joining Cracker
Barrel in 2009 as the Chief Financial Officer, she served for five years as
Chief Executive Officer of Books-A-Million, Inc. The daughter of a career Army
officer, Cochran also served in the Army with the 9^th Infantry Division as a

“Ms. Cochran’s business savvy, strategic vision, and familiarity with the Army
eminently qualify her to participate in the governance of our Foundation and
in the direction of the campaign to build the National Army Museum,” noted
Brig. Gen. Creighton W. Abrams, Jr. (USA-Ret.), AHF’s Executive Director.

Cochran earned a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Vanderbilt
University and a Master of Business Administration from Pacific Lutheran

About The Army Historical Foundation

The Army Historical Foundation establishes, assists, and promotes programs and
projects which preserve the history of the American Soldier and promote public
understanding of and appreciation for the contributions by all components of
the U.S. Army and its members. The Foundation serves as the Army’s official
fundraising entity for the Capital Campaign for the National Museum of the
United States Army. The Museum will be constructed at Fort Belvoir, Va., to
honor the service and sacrifice of all American Soldiers who have served since
the Army’s inception in 1775. For more information on the Foundation and the
National Museum of the United States Army, visit


Army Historical Foundation
COL David R. Fabian (USA-Ret.)
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