Mason was followed by Brady Churches as CEO, who lasted six months on the job, and was then replaced by Michael Rouleau as interim CEO in March 2013 before taking over as the permanent CEO in August 2013. The company closed its online store in August 2013. At that time Tuesday Morning had 820 stores. On September 29, 2015, Rouleau announced that he was retiring as Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Company's Board of Directors. As a result of Rouleau's retirement, Tuesday Morning created a new Office of the Chairman, led by Board Chairman Steven R. Becker, to support oversight of the Company's strategic initiatives until appointing a new CEO, as well as added a new lead independent director role held by Board member Terry Burman. The Office of the Chairman also included Burman as Vice Chairman, Melissa Phillips, President and Chief Operating Officer, and Phil Hixon, Executive Vice President, Store Operations. The Board also created a Search Committee and retained Herbert Mines Associates, a leading, retail executive search firm to identify and evaluate both internal and external CEO candidates.