Grand Rapids, Michigan-based SpartanNash has announced the promotion of Ileana McAlary from SVP to EVP, chief legal officer and corporate secretary.
McAlary was hired in November 2021 and oversees the company’s expanding legal, government affairs, compliance and aviation team. She also serves as corporate secretary of its board of directors and president of the SpartanNash Foundation.
“Ileana and her team have played a crucial role in modernizing our corporate legal function as we champion customer-focused innovation and prepare for growth,” said CEO Tony Sarsam.
“She is a ‘people first’ leader who advocates courageously for our associates, customers and communities every day. I am proud to recognize her talents and passion for service with this well-deserved promotion.”
In addition to her role at SpartanNash, McAlary serves on the board of trustees for Davenport University. She joined the company from Wolverine Worldwide Inc., where she served as the VP, associate general counsel and compliance officer.
Prior to Wolverine Worldwide, McAlary held roles as senior counsel at Meijer Inc.; as corporate counsel III at Amway Corporation; and as an attorney at the Miller Johnson law firm.
SpartanNash has a diverse group of national accounts, independent and chain grocers, e-commerce retailers, U.S. military commissaries and exchanges and the company’s own brick-and-mortar grocery stores, pharmacies and fuel centers. SpartanNash distributes grocery and household goods, including its Our Family portfolio of products, to locations in all 50 states, in addition to distributing to the District of Columbia, Europe, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Honduras, Iraq, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, Djibouti, Korea and Japan.
To support its distribution business, the company operates a network of distribution facilities and a nationwide transportation fleet. In addition, the company owns and operates 147 supermarkets – under the banners of Family Fare, Martin’s Super Markets and D&W Fresh Market.
For more information about the distributor, visit spartannash.com.