Treasurer, RILA – President & Chief Executive Officer
Rick Keyes is the President and CEO of Meijer, Inc., the family-owned and privately held Grand Rapids, Mich.-based retailer that operates over 250 supercenters throughout Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, and Wisconsin.
A 32-year Meijer veteran, Rick was appointed President in October 2015 and named the first non-Meijer family member CEO in January 2017. Rick began his career in store operations, holding several executive positions prior to being promoted to EVP of Supply Chain and Manufacturing. Rick is the 11th President in the history of the company that employs more than 70,000 team members across the Midwest.
As President and CEO, he oversees all day-to-day operations and works closely with Executive Chairman Hank Meijer in developing and executing growth strategies. These strategies include a strong focus on enhancing the customer experience, driving team member engagement, and maintaining a competitive focus while staying true to the Meijer values.
Rick received his Bachelor of Science Pharmacy degree from Ohio Northern University, where he now serves as Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees. In addition, he is actively involved and serving on several boards, which include National Association of Chain Drug Stores, Ohio State University College of Pharmacy Dean’s Corporate Council, Retail Industry Leaders Association, Business Leaders for Michigan, FMI Foundation, and the Coca-Cola Retailing Research Council.