Class B Director, Term: 2022-2024
President and Chief Operating Officer
Linda Hubbard is the President and Chief Operating Officer of Carhartt, Inc., an apparel manufacturer, wholesaler, and retailer. Carhartt-branded products are manufactured, sourced, and sold globally. In her role as President, Hubbard develops and executes corporate strategy and is responsible for connecting all facets of business operations to deliver on the Carhartt brand promise of building rugged products to serve and protect all hardworking people. She has oversight of all areas of Carhartt’s business, including product merchandising and design, marketing, sales, EMEA operations, finance, human resources, planning, information technology, and the company’s global manufacturing, sourcing, and distribution supply chain spread across more than twenty countries. She also serves as a director on Carhartt’s Board of Directors. Hubbard joined Carhartt in 2002 and during her 19 years at the Company has served as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer. Hubbard is the first non-family member to hold the position of President during the Company’s 132 years in existence.
Prior to joining Carhartt, Hubbard was a partner at Plante Moran, the 11th largest CPA, management and consulting firm in the country. At Plante Moran, she provided audit assurance, tax, and consulting services to clients in manufacturing, real estate, construction, and distribution.
Hubbard also serves on the board of Hibbett Inc. Hibbett is a publicly held leading athletic-inspired fashion retailer with 1080 specialty stores located in 35 states.
Hubbard’s current non-profit board duties include Michigan State University Foundation, Detroit Economic Club, and University of Detroit Jesuit High School.
Hubbard is a 1982 graduate of Michigan State University’s Broad School of Business and holds a BA in accounting. She is a CPA and CGMA (Chartered Global Management Accountant) and is a member of the AICPA and MICPA.