Executive in Residence, Erivan K. Haub School of Business
Judy Spires is the former chairman and CEO of KB US Holdings, Inc., the Kings and Balducci’s brands. Spires has spent her entire career in the supermarket industry. During her 35-year tenure, she has earned positions of increasing importance in all facets of the business. Prior to KB Holding, Inc., Spires served as president of ACME Markets, after serving as president of Albertsons Dallas-Fort Worth Division and as president of Albertsons Rocky Mountain Division. She is the chair of the Academy of Food Marketing at Saint Joseph’s, where in 2019 she was awarded with the degree of Doctor of Humane Letter, honoris causa. Spires served as board chair for the New Jersey Food Council, and on the Board of the Food Marketing Institute. She is the vice-chair of the Community Food Bank of New Jersey, a Trustee for LaSalle University and is a member of the Comcast and NBC Universal Joint Diversity Council. Spires earned her bachelor’s of arts and master of business administration degrees from La Salle University.