A 32-year Meijer veteran, Keyes was appointed president in October 2015 and named the first non-Meijer family member CEO in January 2017. He began his career in store operations, holding several executive positions prior to being promoted to executive vice president of supply chain and manufacturing. Keyes 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, Keyes 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.
Keyes received his Bachelor of Science in 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 Coca-Cola Retailing Research Council.