SpartanNash names president of its MDV military division

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — SpartanNash recently named Kathy Mahoney, the company's EVP and chief legal officer, to the additional role of president of the company’s MDV military division based in Norfolk, Va. MDV is the leading distributor of grocery products to U.S. commissaries.

Kathy Mahoney“Kathy is ideally suited for this expanded role,” stated Dave Staples, SpartanNash president and CEO. “Her knowledge and experience will be a tremendous asset to the MDV team and we are excited to be able to promote from within for this key leadership position.”

Mahoney joined the company in 2004 and was a member of the executive steering committee that oversaw the integration of Spartan Stores and Nash Finch in 2013. Throughout her tenure with the company, Mahoney has worked closely with the MDV leadership team to expand the military platform, resulting in the worldwide network the company operates today with its strategic partner Coastal Pacific Food Distributors.

She has also played a key role with MDV on numerous projects involving direct contact with leaders within the military resale system.


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