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SpartanNash has named Kathleen Mahoney chief legal officer; she previously was EVP, general counsel and secretary.
Mahoney joined Nash Finch in 2004 as VP, deputy general counsel before being promoted to EVP, general counsel and secretary in 2009. When Spartan Stores and Nash Finch merged in 2013, she retained her position in the newly merged Spartan Nash.
Mahoney is credited with playing a large part in the successful merger of “two multimillion dollar companies into a nearly $8 billion dollar organization,” according to Dennis Eidson, SpartanNash president and CEO. “Kathy’s legal expertise and extensive knowledge of the retail, wholesale and military distribution industry is a tremendous asset.”
She serves as an advisor to the board of directors and senior leadership team as well as overseeing the in-house legal team. Mahoney also is in charge of corporate affairs, communications, licensing, government affairs and the aviation teams.
SpartanNash is the fifth largest food distributor in the country and the leading distributor to U.S. military commissaries. The company also operates 163 supermarkets under the Family Fare Supermarkets, No Frills, Bag ‘N Save, Family Fresh Markets, D&W Markets, Sunmart and Econofoods banners.