Darrell Edwards
Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, La-Z Boy Incorporated


DissertationWhat Matters Most, Culture or Process: Investigating the Determinants of High-Performing Global Supply Chain Teams

Darrell Edwards is Senior Vice President of Operations for the La-Z-Boy Branded Business at La-Z-Boy Incorporated, where he leads an operations team composed of over 5,000 employees in the areas of manufacturing, distribution, lean engineering, supply chain, and research and development. Darrell has worked for La-Z-Boy Incorporated for over ten years, holding various positions of increasing responsibility. His area of expertise includes organizational strategy, leadership, and team building, specifically in the area of supply chain operations. Additionally, Darrell has led business units to achieve national and state recognition for operational excellence, and he is a frequent guest speaker at both national and regional forums.

Darrell holds a Master’s Degree in Global Management from the Thunderbird School of Global Management in Arizona, a DBA from the Fox School of Business, and earned his MBA from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.