$3.5 billion O'Reilly Automotive has nominated Thomas Hendrickson, executive vice president and chief financial and administrative officer and treasurer of The Sports Authority, to the company's board of directors to serve as an independent director.

Hendrickson has served in his current role at The Sports Authority, since January of 1998. Previously, Hendrickson served as executive vice president and CFO of Sportmart from 1993 to 1998; divisional vice president and controller of Millers Outpost from 1987 to 1993; and as vice president and controller of Zondervan Publishing from 1985 to 1987.