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Kroger Appoints 2 New Board Members

Dell Technologies' Kevin Brown and Amanda Sourry, a longtime Unilever exec, join as directors; Bobby Shackouls to retire
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The Kroger Co. announced Kevin Brown and Amanda Sourry have been elected to the company's board of directors, and that Bobby Shackouls is retiring from the retailer’s board after more than 21 years of service.

Kevin Brown
Kevin Brown

Brown, EVP of global operations and chief supply chain officer for Dell Technologies, brings technology and supply chain experience and is an authority of sustainable business practices, the Cincinnati-based retailer said. He has spent more than 20 years in progressive leadership roles at Dell.

Brown earned a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and a Master of Science in engineering management from George Washington University. He 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.

Amanda Sourry
Amanda Sourry

Sourry was president of North America for Unilever until her retirement in December 2019. She held leadership roles of increasing responsibility during her more than 30 years at Unilever, both in the U.S. and Europe, including president of global foods, EVP of global hair care, and EVP of the firm’s U.K. and Ireland business.

Sourry earned a Master of Arts from Cambridge University. She currently serves on the board of PVH Corp.

“We are delighted to welcome Kevin and Amanda to Kroger,” CEO Rodney McMullen said in a statement. “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.”

Brown and Sourry are elected to serve until Kroger’s annual meeting of shareholders in June. At that time, they will stand for election by the shareholders.

Shackouls, a chemical engineer who previously led Burlington Resources as CEO, has served on Kroger’s board since 1999.

“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.”

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