Nordstrom appoints Kelley Hall as senior vice president, chief accounting officer

SEATTLE, 2017-Aug-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Nordstrom, Inc. announced that Kelley Hall has joined the company as senior vice president, chief accounting officer, beginning August 21, 2017.

“We constantly strive to bring top talent to Nordstrom and are thrilled to have someone as experienced and knowledgeable as Kelley join the company,” said Anne Bramman, chief financial officer of Nordstrom. “Kelley’s approach to our finance work, great leadership style and ability to develop and support teams will help us achieve our long-term business goals.”

Hall has more than 23 years of experience in finance leadership, most recently serving as vice president and CFO for NIKE, Inc.’s Enterprise Operations where she led finance teams supporting a number of business groups, including supply chain, technology and procurement. During her nearly nine-year tenure at NIKE, Hall also held leadership roles in corporate finance, treasury, tax, investor relations and global business planning. Prior to NIKE, she served in a variety of senior finance leadership roles at Starbucks Corporation, including several roles as vice president supporting U.S. retail and corporate finance.

“I’m excited to join a company like Nordstrom that has such a strong customer-focused strategy and brand reputation throughout the industry,” said Hall. “This is a tremendous opportunity and I look forward to working alongside a team that is dedicated to offering its customers the best experiences, however they want to shop.”

As chief accounting officer, Hall and her team will support strategic efforts to evolve Nordstrom’s accounting, procurement, tax and treasury work across the company.

About Nordstrom
Nordstrom, Inc. is a leading fashion specialty retailer based in the U.S. Founded in 1901 as a shoe store in Seattle, today Nordstrom operates 354 stores in 40 states, including 122 full-line stores in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico; 221 Nordstrom Rack stores; two Jeffrey boutiques; and two clearance stores. Additionally, customers are served online through Nordstrom.comNordstromrack.com and HauteLook. The company also owns Trunk Club, a personalized clothing service serving customers online at TrunkClub.com and its seven clubhouses. Nordstrom, Inc.’s common stock is publicly traded on the NYSE under the symbol JWN.

INVESTOR CONTACT: 
Trina Schurman
Nordstrom, Inc.
Trina.Schurman@nordstrom.com

MEDIA CONTACT:  
Jennifer Tice Walker
Nordstrom, Inc.
Jennifer.TiceWalker@nordstrom.com

SOURCE: Nordstrom, Inc.

Advance Auto Parts announces the appointment of Jeffrey Shepherd as SVP, Corporate Controller and Chief Accounting Officer

Proven Executive with Extensive Finance and Auto Industry Expertise to Lead Accounting Function

ROANOKE, Va., 2017-Mar-02 — /EPR Retail News/ — Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (NYSE: AAP), a leading automotive aftermarket parts provider that serves both professional installer and do-it-yourself customers, announced that Jeffrey (Jeff) Shepherd has been appointed Senior Vice President, Corporate Controller and Chief Accounting Officer, effective today, March 1, 2017.

Mr. Shepherd, 44, brings more than 23 years of experience in accounting and finance to Advance Auto Parts. Mr. Shepherd joins Advance from General Motors (GM), where he served as Controller for General Motors Europe since 2015. Prior to that role, he served as Director – Consolidation and SEC Reporting, and Director – Analysis and Reporting with GM. Before joining GM, Mr. Shepherd served in a variety of leadership roles with Ernst & Young.

“I am excited to have Jeff join Advance. His extensive accounting experience and financial acumen, particularly within the automotive industry, will be valuable assets to the Company as we move forward with executing our strategic business plan,” said Tom Okray, Chief Financial Officer.

Mr. Shepherd said, “I look forward to joining the Advance team and contributing to the Company’s strategic objectives. I am excited to be part of a great team of finance professionals and to lead the accounting function as we execute a well-defined roadmap.”

Jeff Shepherd Biography

Mr. Shepherd joins Advance Auto Parts from General Motors, which he joined in 2010 as Director, Analysis and Reporting. In June 2013, Mr. Shepherd became Director, Consolidation and SEC Reporting, where he implemented process improvement measures to reduce time to close and report results internally and externally. In July 2015, he became Controller – General Motors Europe, where he led a team of over 100 professionals and improved the structure of the regional Controllership function, improving processes and responsibility over the accounting, reporting and controls functions. Prior to joining General Motors in 2010, Mr. Shepherd held various leadership positions at Ernst & Young, including Advisory Services Partner and Assurance and Advisory Services Senior Manager in San Francisco, Zurich, Switzerland, and Detroit. Mr. Shepherd earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration with accounting emphasis from Central Michigan University.

About Advance Auto Parts

Advance Auto Parts, Inc. is a leading automotive aftermarket parts provider that serves both professional installer and do-it-yourself customers. As of December 31, 2016, Advance operated 5,062 stores and 127 WORLDPAC branches and employed 74,000 Team Members in the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The company also serves approximately 1,250 independently owned Carquest branded stores across these locations in addition to Mexico and the Bahamas, Turks and Caicos, British Virgin Islands and Pacific Islands. Additional information about the Company, employment opportunities, customer services, and on-line shopping for parts, accessories and other offerings can be found on the Company’s website at www.AdvanceAutoParts.com.

Forward Looking Statements

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Media Contact:
Laurie Stacy
540-561-1206
laurie.stacy@advanceautoparts.com

Investor Contact:
Zaheed Mawani
919-573-3848
zaheed.mawani@advanceautoparts.com

Source: Advance Auto Parts, Inc.

SpartanNash announces the appointment of Tammy Hurley as Chief Accounting Officer

Byron Center, MI, 2016-Aug-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — SpartanNash (Nasdaq: SPTN) announced today (Aug 26th, 2016) that Tammy Hurley, SpartanNash Vice President, Finance has been named Chief Accounting Officer. The Board of Directors approved this appointment at its quarterly meeting.

Ms. Hurley joined SpartanNash in 2001 as Controller, and was promoted in 2002 to Director of Finance. Since then she has held finance roles of increasing responsibility and broadened her responsibilities to include Business Segment Accounting and Corporate Financial Reporting, Analysis and Taxes. Ms. Hurley was named Vice President, Finance in 2015.

“Tammy’s career at SpartanNash has been one of continuous growth and added responsibilities. She has demonstrated outstanding performance in all assignments and grown substantially in her leadership capabilities,” commented Dennis Eidson, SpartanNash’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “With the depth and breadth of her experience, we are most fortunate to have Tammy overseeing our finance group. She is well respected by our executive team, co-workers, and customers; and she is an integral member of the finance team lead by Chris Meyers, Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer.”

Ms. Hurley is a Certified Public Accountant and her professional associations include the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants and Hugh Michael Beahan Foundation, Past Treasurer of the Board of Trustees.

About SpartanNash
SpartanNash (SPTN) is a Fortune 400 company and the leading distributor serving U.S. military commissaries and exchanges in the world, in terms of revenue. The Company’s core businesses include distributing grocery products to military commissaries and exchanges and independent and Company-owned retail stores located in 47 states and the District of Columbia, Europe, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Bahrain and Egypt. SpartanNash currently operates 160 supermarkets, primarily under the banners of Family Fare Supermarkets, Family Fresh Markets, D&W Fresh Markets, and Sun Mart.

Contact:
Investor:
Chris Meyers
616-878-8023
Executive Vice President & CFO

Media:
Meredith Gremel
616-878-2830
Vice President Corporate Affairs and Communications

Source: SpartanNash