Immediate Past Chairman, RILA – Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer
Mr. William C. Rhodes, III, is Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of AutoZone, Inc. Mr. Rhodes was named President and CEO of AutoZone on March 13, 2005 and Chairman on June 6, 2007. Mr. Rhodes has been with the company for more than 21 years and has served in a variety of executive-level roles including Executive Vice President overseeing store operations and commercial, Senior Vice President Supply Chain and Information Technology, Senior Vice President Supply Chain, Divisional Vice President of Stores and Senior Vice President of Finance. Mr. Rhodes, who joined AutoZone in 1994, began his career with Ernst & Young serving in various capacities from 1988 to 1994.
Mr. Rhodes is a graduate of the University of Tennessee at Martin with an accounting degree. He also earned an M.B.A. from the University of Memphis. Mr. Rhodes is a certified public accountant (inactive).
Mr. Rhodes currently serves on several industry and community boards: Coalition for Auto Repair Equality (CARE), Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA, Chairman), Memphis Tomorrow, Youth Programs, Inc. (Vice-Chairman), the National Civil Rights Museum (Treasurer), Teach for America (Chairman), Rhodes College Board of Trustees and is a member of the Dollar General Board.