Maureen Short (MBA ’03) | March 2024

Maureen Short Short (MBA 2003) was recently appointed to Big Lots’ Board of Directors. 

Short served as the Chief Financial Officer of Upbound Group, Inc. (formerly known as Rent-A-Center), a publicly traded, multi-site, and omni-channel retailer from 2016 to 2022.

Prior to serving as Upbound’s Chief Financial Officer, Short spent eight years with the company in roles with increasing responsibility including senior vice president of finance, investor relations and treasury; senior vice president of finance, analytics and reporting; vice president of analytics and reporting; and director of financial planning and analysis. In addition, Short held strategic planning and finance positions at Blockbuster and Sprint.