Meet the Market Basket board of directors

Demoulas Super Markets Inc., which operates the 71 Market Basket stores, has a seven-member board of directors. Two are aligned with the family of Arthur T. Demoulas; two are aligned with the family of Arthur S. Demoulas, and three are “independent.” They are supposed to be impartial, by standards described by the New York Stock Exchange. In practice, the independent directors typically side with Arthur S.

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Arthur S. Demoulas

  • Demoulas and his branch of the family have been feuding with his cousin, Arthur T. Demoulas, since 1971, when his father George died. George’s family assumed they would inherit George’s 50 percent stake in the family company. Arthur S. and his relatives took control of the board of directors in 2013 and in June of this year ousted Arthur T. from his position as chief executive.

  • Affiliation: Arthur S.

Keith O. Cowan, Chair

  • Cowan served as president of strategic planning and corporate initiatives at Sprint Nextel Corp. from 2007 to 2013, according to his LinkedIn profile. Prior to that, he spent a decade at BellSouth Corp., rising to the position of chief field operations officer. He received his law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1982, and his bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina.

  • Affiliation: Independent

J. Terence Carleton

  • Carleton has been a financial advisor at UBS Financial Services since 2009, according to his LinkedIn profile. Prior to that, he served as executive vice president of the Boston advertising firm of Hill, Holliday, Connors, Cosmopulos for 20 years. He received an M.B.A. from Suffolk University’s Sawyer School of Management, and a B.S. from Bentley University.

  • Affiliation: Arthur T.

Eric F. Gebaide

  • Gebaide is managing director of Innovation Advisors in New York, a boutique investment banking firm that advises technology companies. According to the firm’s website, Gebaide practiced law in New York and Florida prior to joining Innovation Advisors, and founded an Internet startup, Everlink Corp. He earned an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School in 1996, according to his LinkedIn profile, a J.D. from University of Miami School of Law in 1986, and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Miami in 1983. He has served on the Demoulas board of directors since November 2013, and also serves as president of the Columbia University Alumni Club of Long Island.

  • Affiliation: Independent

Gerard J. Levins

  • Levins is a tax law attorney with his own practice, Levins Tax Law LLC, in Boston. On his website, Levins says he has 30 years of experience in representing clients before the IRS and resolving tax controversies and tax disputes. His LinkedIn profile says he earned his law degree from the Massachusetts School of Law in Andover, after receiving a master’s degree in taxation from Widener University in Chester, Penn., and a bachelor’s degree from Spring Garden College in Chestnut Hill, Penn.

  • Affiliation: Arthur S.

William J. Shea

  • Shea, 66, is chairman of Lucid Inc., a medical device company that sells cellular imaging systems, according to the company’s most recent annual filing. Shea has 35 years of experience in the financial services industry. He spent 19 years with the accounting firm of Coopers & Lybrand, rising to vice chairman. From 1993 to 1998, he was vice chair and chief financial officer at BankBoston. He has served on the boards of Boston Children’s Hospital and Northeastern University.

  • Affiliation: Arthur T.

Ronald G. Weiner

  • Weiner is president and chairman of Perelson Weiner LLP, an accounting and consulting firm in New York City, according the firm’s website. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Babson College and attended the New York University Graduate School of Business and Harvard Business School. He has served as a trustee of Babson College.

  • Affiliation: Independent

Bennie DiNardo can be reached at Follow him on Twitter @bdinardo.
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