Senior executive expands her role with the nation's fifth largest food distributor and leading distributor of grocery products to U.S. commissaries
SpartanNash (Nasdaq: SPTN) today announced Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer Kathy Mahoney has been named President of the company's MDV military division based in Norfolk, Va., effective May 31, 2017. MDV is the leading distributor of grocery products to U.S. commissaries. Ms. Mahoney will continue her responsibilities as SpartanNash EVP and CLO.
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Kathy Mahoney, President of MDV and Chief Legal Officer of SpartanNash (Photo: Business Wire)
Ms. Mahoney joined the company in 2004 and was a member of the Executive Steering Committee that oversaw the integration of Spartan Stores, Inc. and Nash Finch Company in 2013. Throughout her tenure with the Company, Ms. Mahoney has worked closely with the MDV leadership team to expand the military platform, resulting in the worldwide network the Company operates today with its strategic partner Coastal Pacific Food Distributors. She has also played a key role with MDV on numerous projects involving direct contact with leaders within the military resale system.
"Kathy is ideally suited for this expanded role," said Dave Staples, SpartanNash President and CEO. "Her knowledge and experience will be a tremendous asset to the MDV team, and we are excited to be able to promote from within for this key leadership position."
SpartanNash (Nasdaq: SPTN) is a Fortune 400 company whose core businesses include distributing grocery products to independent grocery retailers, national accounts, its corporate-owned retail stores and U.S. military commissaries. SpartanNash serves customer locations in 47 states and the District of Columbia, Europe, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Bahrain and Egypt. SpartanNash currently operates 153 supermarkets, primarily under the banners of Family Fare Supermarkets, Family Fresh Market, D&W Fresh Market and SunMart. Through its MDV military division, SpartanNash is the leading distributor of grocery products to U.S. military commissaries.
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