WOMEN CEO REPORT

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Melinda D. Whittington

La-Z-Boy

Melinda Whittington was named President and CEO of La-Z-Boy after serving as chief financial officer. In that capacity, she led a global finance and accounting team responsible for external reporting, financial planning and analysis, investor relations, internal audit, treasury and risk management and the tax function. She was previously chief financial officer for Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, a healthcare information technology solutions company, and held prior leadership positions at Kraft Foods Group, Inc. (now The Kraft Heinz Company) and Procter and Gamble. Melinda currently serves on the board of the YMCA of Monroe, Michigan and is a member of the Ohio State University Fisher College of Business Dean’s Advisory Council. She is a summa cum laude graduate of Ohio State University, earning her BS in business administration. She is also a certified public accountant.

Year appointed: 2021

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