Ace Hardware announces promotion of Kerilyn M. Johnson to Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
Ace Hardware Corporation, the world’s largest hardware cooperative, is pleased to announce the promotion of Kerilyn M. Johnson to Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, effective Apr. 1, 2017.
Johnson, 46, joined Ace Hardware in 2013 as Senior Corporate Counsel and was promoted to Assistant General Counsel in 2015. Prior to joining Ace Hardware, she spent 10 years as Assistant General Counsel and Assistant Secretary at Midas International, four years as a technology attorney at 3Com Corp., and four years as an attorney at Motorola, Inc.
“Keri is a brilliant attorney and welcome addition to the Ace Hardware executive leadership team,” said Bill Guzik, Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Risk Officer. “Keri leads with integrity and her wealth of highly relevant experience and practical business acumen make her the ideal candidate for leading legal affairs at Ace Hardware.”
Johnson earned her law degree from DePaul University and her Bachelor of Arts degree, cum laude, from Augustana College. In addition, she graduated with honors from the John Marshall Law School in Chicago with her LL.M. in Intellectual Property.
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For more than 90 years, Ace Hardware has been known as the place with the helpful hardware folks in thousands of neighborhoods across America, providing customers with a more personal kind of helpful. In 2016, Ace ranked "Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Home Improvement Retail Stores, Ten Years in a Row," according to J.D. Power. With more than 5,000 hardware stores locally owned and operated across the globe, Ace is the largest retailer-owned hardware cooperative in the world. Headquartered in Oak Brook, Ill., Ace and its subsidiaries currently operate 17 distribution centers in the U.S. and also have distribution capabilities in Ningbo, China; Colon, Panama; and Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Its retailers' stores are located in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and approximately 60 countries. For more information on Ace, visit acehardware.com or visit our newsroom at newsroom.acehardware.com.