SpartanNash Hires Shaquanda Gordon as Vice President to Lead Talent, Diversity, and Inclusion Initiatives
GRAND RAPIDS, MI - Human beings thrive off of each other’s differences, making diversity of leadership an integral value for companies to uphold. SpartanNash Company has proved it holds this value highly, recently announcing its appointment of Shaquanda Gordon as the new Vice President of Human Resources, Talent, and Diversity. Gordon will build on the company's efforts to ensure a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workforce by driving the overall human capital strategy for the organization.
In this newly created position, Gordon will lead the HR, Talent, and Diversity and Inclusion teams responsible for developing and executing upon diversity and inclusion, talent acquisition, and talent development strategies that drive a high performing, inclusive culture for SpartanNash's family of more than 19,000 associates working throughout the United States. As noted in a press release, she will report to Yvonne Trupiano, Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources and Corporate Affairs and Communications Officer.
Prior to joining SpartanNash on September 8, 2020, Gordon served as Gordon Food Services' (GFS) Vice President, North American Human Resources. She also has served in progressive HR leadership roles at Perrigo, Meijer, and Priority Health.
In addition, Gordon spent more than ten years as an adjunct professor for Davenport University. Gordon is a Certified Diversity Executive (CDE), Professional in Human Resources (PHR), and Society of Human Resources Certified Professional (SHRM-CP). She also serves on the Board of Directors for the Women's Resource Center in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
"With over 15 years of HR functional and leadership experience in distribution and retail environments, Shaquanda has the HR experience and executive leadership needed to advance SpartanNash's internal and external diversity and inclusion initiatives and to drive overall associate engagement as we continue to make SpartanNash a leading distributor of grocery products to a diverse group of independent and chain retailers, its corporate-owned retail stores, and U.S. military commissaries and exchanges," said Trupiano. "The combination of the oversight for talent acquisition and development and diversity and inclusion will ensure our commitment to diversity and inclusion is present in all people decisions."
Congratulations to Shaquanda Gordon on this exciting appointment!