Full Name
Lynette Ackley
Job Title
Group VP, Merchandising Health & Beauty, Household Essentials and Hardlines
Company Name
Speaker Bio
Lynette Ackley was named the Group Vice President of Health & Beauty, Household Essentials and Hardlines at Meijer in Grand Rapids, Mich. in 2023. She’s worked for Meijer since 2011 in various roles, including the Director of Beauty & Cosmetics within the Drug Store Division in 2011, and Vice President of the Health, Beauty & Baby Division in 2015 and Vice President of the Fresh Foods Division in 2020.

Lynette is responsible for leading a team of more than 160 team members and the merchandising, marketing, digital strategies, and store experience for her divisions, as well as full P&L responsibility to deliver profitable sales growth across the retailer’s 265+ store locations and formats.

A core passion for Lynette is talent development, mentoring and career pathing those in her span of care. Lynette is a leader who empowers her leaders to lead, invests in their development and is always available to coach and listen. The culture of her team is one of camaraderie and collaboration to deliver on the foundation of Meijer to enrich lives in the communities it serves.

Prior to joining Meijer, Lynette spent 6 years at Target Corporation in Minneapolis, Minn. in various merchandising roles in Fresh, Hardlines and HBC, as well as 5 years at Morgan Stanley in Washington, DC in the Private Client Group Division as a Marketing Manager and Registered Financial Advisor.

Industry recognition has included the Progressive Grocer Top Women in Grocery for Senior Level Executives in 2017, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022, Progressive Grocer Top Women in Grocery Hall of Fame in 2022 and Progressive Grocery Top Women in Grocery Trailblazer Award in 2024. Lynette currently serves on the FMI Non-Foods Council, Progressive Grocer Editorial Advisory Board, and the West Mich. Council of Michigan Women Forward.

Lynette received her Master of Business Administration in Marketing from Indiana University in Bloomington, In. and her Bachelor of Arts in Marketing and Management from Manchester College in North Manchester, In. Lynette is married to Aaron and is the proud mother to daughters Ariana, age 11 and Loygn, age 8.
Lynette Ackley