Kroger Adds Kevin Brown and Amanda Sourry to Board of Directors
CINCINNATI, OH - It’s raining new leaders across the retail industry, and Kroger is part of the incoming storm. The grocer recently announced that it had elected two new members to its Board of Directors: Kevin Brown and Amanda Sourry. Kroger also announced that after 21 years of service, Bobby Shackouls will be retiring from his spot on the Board.
Brown currently serves as the Executive Vice President of Global Operations and Chief Supply Chain Officer for Dell Technologies, according to a release from the company. He has spent the past two decades working in progressive leadership roles at Dell and has established himself as an authority on sustainable business practices in his time with the company.
Brown earned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and an M.S. in Engineering Management from George Washington University. He currently serves as a member of the National Committee of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Board of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, and the Executive Leadership Council.
Joining Brown is Sourry who served as the President of North America for Unilever until announcing her retirement in December 2019. She served in a multitude of leadership roles in her more than three decades with the company in both the U.S. and Europe.
Sourry earned a M.A. from Cambridge University. She currently serves on the Board of PVH Corp.
The two new leaders have been elected to serve until Kroger's annual meeting of shareholders in June 2021, where they will be up for election by the shareholders.
"We are delighted to welcome Kevin and Amanda to Kroger," said Rodney McMullen, Chairman and CEO. "Amanda brings to Kroger extensive global marketing and business experience in consumer packaged goods, including overseeing Unilever's digital efforts. Kevin combines deep global supply chain and procurement expertise with a track record of sustainability and resilience leadership that will benefit our business and shareholders. They will both be tremendous assets to Kroger's Board of Directors."
With the announcement of Sourry and Brown’s appointments also comes the news of Bobby Shackouls' retirement. After serving the Board for over two decades, his impact and leadership will be remembered.
"We are grateful to Bobby for his more than two decades of service on the Kroger Board of Directors, including five years as lead independent director," said McMullen. "The Board and the entire Kroger family wish Bobby, his wife Judy, and their family all the best in retirement."
Congratulations to Amanda and Kevin on their new positions and best of luck to Bobby as he enters his retirement!