SpartanNash is bolstering its C-suite ring as a new Chief joins the team. Ileana McAlary has been recently appointed as the new Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary. Her appointment goes into effect on November 15.
Most recently, McAlary spent time at Wolverine World Wide as the Vice President Associate General Counsel and Compliance Officer. Before that position, McAlary held roles as Senior Counsel at Meijer, as Corporate Counsel III at Amway Corporation, and as an attorney at the Miller Johnson law firm, a press release related.
In her new role, McAlary will lead the legal function and report to SpartanNash President and Chief Executive Officer Tony Sarsam.
“Ileana brings broad-based corporate, transactional, regulatory compliance, risk mitigation, and management experience across multiple industries and international markets,” Sarsam said. “As a company that serves food retailers in all 50 states and in many overseas locations, Ileana’s expertise will be invaluable. We are thrilled to welcome her to SpartanNash as we continue building out our executive leadership team and working to advance our People-First culture for our family of 19,000 associates.”
McAlary’s appointment follows the retirement of SpartanNash Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer Kathleen “Kathy” Mahoney, who served at SpartanNash for 17 years.
Mahoney played a critical role in negotiating and closing the 2013 merger between Nash Finch and Spartan Stores, explained the release, forming SpartanNash.
“We are most grateful to our longtime leader and friend Kathy Mahoney for her service to SpartanNash,” added Sarsam. “Her contributions to our company and industry are countless, and we offer our warmest wishes in her next chapter.”
McAlary earned her undergraduate degree at Grand Valley State University, attended law school at the University of Havana in Cuba, and earned her law degree at Wayne State University.
Congratulations to Ileana McAlary as she steps into a new chapter in her career!