As President and Chief Executive Officer, Sandy Cochran is responsible for providing the vision and strategic direction of the company.
Sandy joined Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in April 2009 and was named President and Chief Operating Officer in November 2010. She became President and Chief Executive Officer in September 2011. Sandy brings more than 25 years of executive experience to her role, including five years as Chief Executive Officer of Books-A-Million, the third largest bookstore chain in the U.S.
Sandy holds a Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering from Vanderbilt University and a Master of Business Administration from Pacific Lutheran University. Following graduation from Vanderbilt, she entered the United States Army where she served as a Captain in the Ninth Infantry Division.