Retail veteran joins WSU School of Business Board of Visitors

The Wayne State University School of Business is proud to welcome Andrew Giancamilli to its Board of Visitors (BOV).

Giancamilli is the chief executive officer, interim president and chairman of the board of 99 Cents Only Stores LLC, the leading operator of extreme value stores in California and the Southwestern United States. He has more than 30 years of experience in leading large retail businesses, including senior leadership positions with the Katz Group Canada Ltd., operator of 1,800 drug stores, Canadian Tire Corporation Ltd., Kmart Corporation and Perry Drug Stores, Inc.

Giancamilli also serves as a member of the board of Smart & Final Holdings, Inc. and the National Association of Chain Drug Stores.

Giancamilli is a Wayne State alumnus, having earned his bachelor of science in pharmacy and health sciences from the university in 1973. 

About the BOV

Board of Visitors members serve at the invitation of the dean of the School of Business. Their role is to advise and support the dean on the strategic direction and advancement of the school.

Giancamilli’s addition brings the total BOV membership to 35. A full board roster is available at


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