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SpartanNash Welcomes Ninth Director To Board

SpartanNash Board of directors
Kerrie D. MacPherson

Grand Rapids, Michigan-based SpartanNash has appointed Kerrie D. MacPherson to its board of directors, effective immediately.

As an independent director, MacPherson will serve on the audit committee.

MacPherson brings more than three decades of international business experience, having worked with senior management and boards to drive growth and innovation while scaling services to market. 

She began her career as an auditor and spent 32 years at Ernst & Young in various Americas and global leadership roles in M&A, advisory and sales and marketing.

In addition to SpartanNash’s board, MacPherson serves as independent director for Community Bank System. She is a member of the risk and compliance and trust and financial services committees, as well as a liaison to the employee culture and diversity council. 

MacPherson also serves on the board of directors of the privately-held Synechron Holdings, where she chairs the audit committee and sits on the nominating and corporate governance committee. In 2020, Directors and Boards magazine named MacPherson a “Director to Watch.”

“Her deep financial services and audit expertise will benefit the board and management team as we work to accelerate the value we are creating for our shareholders, SpartanNash Associates, customers and suppliers,” said Douglas Hacker, board of directors chairman.

“Looking to the future, we will remain diligent about ongoing board refreshment to ensure our directors continue to offer the right combination of skills, experience and diversity.”   

SpartanNash last refreshed its board in 2022, adding three independent directors who replaced three members who did not seek re-election. 

With the addition of MacPherson, the board comprises nine directors – five of whom have been appointed in the last five years – and eight of whom are independent.

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