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Sam Duncan
President and Chief Executive Officer
Sam Duncan
President and Chief Executive Officer


Sam Duncan, 61, a highly-successful executive with more than 40 years of retail experience, has been named Chief Executive Officer and President of SUPERVALU INC.

Duncan most recently served from 2005-2011 as Chairman, CEO & President of OfficeMax, the third-largest office supplies retailer in North America with over $7 billion in revenues and more than 1,000 stores in the United States, Mexico, Puerto Rico & the US Virgin Islands. In addition to retail, Duncan also oversaw th... 

Bruce Besanko
Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
Bruce Besanko
Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer


Bruce Besanko joined SUPERVALU in August 2013 as executive vice president and chief financial officer. In this role, Besanko oversees the financial activities of the company and is responsible for financial reporting, accounting, treasury, capital management, corporate finance, financial services, investor relations, tax, and indirect procurement.

Most recently, Besanko served as executive vice president of finance, chief financial officer and chief administrative officer for O... 

Randy Burdick
Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer
Randy Burdick
Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer


Randy Burdick is SUPERVALU’s executive vice president and chief information officer.  In this role Burdick is responsible for SUPERVALU’S information technology infrastructure and personnel, and the Shared Service/Contact Center Organization. He joined the company in March 2013 and has more than 28 years of experience working in retail operations and high technology manufacturing.

Prior to joining SUPERVALU, Burdick spent the last eight years at OfficeMax serving as the exec... 

Ritchie Casteel
President and Chief Executive Officer, Save-A-Lot
Ritchie Casteel
President and Chief Executive Officer, Save-A-Lot


Ritchie Casteel, president and chief executive officer of Save-A-Lot, has more than 40 years of experience in food retailing, merchandising and operations. In this role, he leads the strategic direction and growth of SUPERVALU’s hard discount retail chain and its more than 1,300 nationwide stores.

Casteel began his retail career as a courtesy clerk for Albertsons’ Southern California Division.  He spent the next 33 years with the company in positions of increasing responsibil... 

Janel S. Haugarth
Executive Vice President; President, Independent Business and Supply Chain Services
Janel S. Haugarth
Executive Vice President; President, Independent Business and Supply Chain Services


Janel Haugarth serves as president of independent business and business optimization for SUPERVALU, a role she was appointed to in October 2012. In this role, she oversees the company’s relationships with about 1,900 independent retail grocery stores across the United States. She is also responsible for identifying and executing strategies to make SUPERVALU a more streamlined, effective organization.

Haugarth has been with SUPERVALU for more than 35 years, with primary leadershi... 

Michele Murphy
Executive Vice President, Human Resources
and Corporate Communications
Michele Murphy
Executive Vice President, Human Resources
and Corporate Communications


Michele Murphy is executive vice president, Human Resources and Corporate Communications, for SUPERVALU, a position she was appointed to in March 2013. She oversees all human resources functions, labor relations and corporate communications, serving the needs of the company’s 35,000 employees.

Murphy has more than 30 years of experience in a variety of positions dealing with employment law, human resources and labor relations. She joined SUPERVALU in 2006 and has spent the las... 

Karla Robertson
Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary
Karla Robertson
Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary


Karla Robertson is the Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary of SUPERVALU Inc. which is headquartered in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. In this role, she has responsibility for the Legal, Risk Management, and Asset Protection functions. Robertson joined SUPERVALU in July of 2009 as Senior Labor & Employment Counsel and most recently served as Vice President of the Employment, Compensation and Benefits law functions. Prior to SUPERVALU, Robertson worked at Target Corpor... 

Mark Van Buskirk
Executive Vice President, Merchandising and Marketing
Mark Van Buskirk
Executive Vice President, Merchandising and Marketing


Mark Van Buskirk is executive vice president, merchandising and marketing for SUPERVALU. As a member of CEO Sam Duncan’s executive leadership team, Mark is responsible for overseeing companywide retail merchandising and marketing efforts, along with directing SUPERVALU’s private brand offerings and retail pharmacy teams.

Since 2006, he served as vice president of meat and seafood merchandising and procurement for The Kroger Co., where he was primarily responsible for the sales... 

Rob Woseth
Executive Vice President, Chief Strategy Officer
Rob Woseth
Executive Vice President, Chief Strategy Officer


Rob Woseth is the executive vice president, chief strategy officer, for SUPERVALU.  In this role he leads the company’s strategic planning, real estate and corporate development teams, along with overseeing SUPERVALU’s Transition Services Agreement (TSA) with AB Acquisition LLC. 

In addition to key leadership functions, Woseth will focus on identifying strategic growth opportunities that support the company’s independent grocers, as well as working with banner leadership to b...