KeHE announced Deb Conklin as the newest addition to its Board of Directors. KeHE provides natural and organic, specialty and fresh products to chain and independent grocery and natural food stores and other specialty product retailers throughout North America.
Conklin is the Chief Executive Officer of Reddy Ice, the nation’s largest packaged ice manufacturer and distributor. Prior to her current role, Conklin was a Managing Director of Centerbridge Partners’ Portfolio Operations, most recently acting as interim CEO of Pei Wei Fresh Kitchen. She has also been COO of Helix Poly and a Senior Operations Advisor at TPG Capital.
“We are excited to welcome Deb to our Board of Directors,” stated Brandon Barnholt, President and CEO of KeHE. “Her deep expertise in governance, corporate leadership, financial value creation, and talent development will truly help drive KeHE on our journey to become the ‘Next Generation’ distributor. We were also drawn to her alignment with our core value of serving others.”
Conklin was selected following a nationwide candidate search. She holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Queens College and a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from Clemson University.