Joseph M. McFarland III

EVP, Stores at Lowe's

As executive vice president of stores, Joe McFarland is responsible for overseeing the North, South and West divisions, Pro and services businesses, operations engineering and asset protection. He joined Lowe’s in 2018.

Joe has more than 25 years of retail operations experience. He most recently served as executive vice president and chief customer officer at J.C. Penney Co., where he oversaw the company’s stores, operations and merchandise strategies. Prior to J.C. Penney Co., Joe spent 22 years at Home Depot Inc., where he served as president of the Northern and Western divisions from 2007 to 2015. Joe began his career as an hourly sales associate and has held all field leadership roles.

Joe is a Gulf War and Desert Storm veteran, having served six years in the U.S. Marines. He serves on the boards of the Lisa Beth Gerstman Foundation and City of Hope Hardware/Homebuilding Industry.


  • EVP, Stores

    Current role

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