October 21, 2020 | News & Press Releases
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (Oct. 21, 2020) — Hy-Vee, Inc. announced today that Casey Decker has been named the company’s chief information officer, where he will lead the IT strategy for the more than $11 billion company. Decker will oversee all of Hy-Vee’s information systems and staff and lead the company’s technology operations. He will also lead all innovations and initiatives for the retailer’s online and digital channels.
Decker comes to Hy-Vee after serving as the chief information officer for FBL Financial Group, Inc. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Drake University as well as a master's degree in Management of Information Systems from DePaul University. Decker has completed the General Management Program (GMP) from Wharton Business School, and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Iowa. In 2019, Decker was recognized as CIO of the Year from the Technology Association of Iowa. He also serves on the board of directors for the Food Bank of Iowa and Junior Achievement of Central Iowa.
“Having the opportunity to secure the caliber of talent that Casey brings is instrumental as we continue to implement our innovations,” said Randy Edeker, chairman, CEO and president of Hy-Vee. “As we take our technology solutions to the next level to help make our customers’ lives easier, healthier and happier, we know that Casey’s experience is crucial. Casey’s skill set and knowledge in IT is exactly what the company needs as we work to become the best place to work and shop in America.”
Decker assumes the chief information officer role from Executive Vice President Matt Ludwig, who has transitioned to oversee Hy-Vee’s supply chain as chief supply chain officer and executive vice president.
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Hy-Vee, Inc. is an employee-owned corporation operating more than 275 retail stores across eight Midwestern states with sales of $11 billion annually. The supermarket chain is synonymous with quality, variety, convenience, healthy lifestyles, culinary expertise and superior customer service. Hy-Vee ranks in the Top 10 Most Trusted Brands and has been named one of America’s Top 5 favorite grocery stores. The company’s more than 85,000 employees provide “A Helpful Smile in Every Aisle” to customers every day. For additional information, visit www.hy-vee.com.