As Vice-President of Human Resources for Lowes Foods Stores, Steve leads the HR function for one of the leading retail supermarket chains in the highly competitive southeast. A veteran in the industry, prior to Lowes, he has held a variety of senior human resource positions with successful retail chains such as Kroger, Farm Fresh and most recently with Royal Ahold, a $40B, 200,000 international retailer.
His experiences range from successfully thwarting union organizing campaigns to leading the global outsourcing of Ahold’s IT infrastructure. He has been a human resource practitioner for over three decades, in unionized and union free environments.
Steve has a BS in Social Science from Truman State University and is member of the Society of Human Resource Management.