Hy-Vee Announces its New CIO
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Hy-Vee Announces its New CIO

By: Retail CIO Outlook | Friday, November 27, 2020

Decker will supervise all of Hy-Vee’s information systems and staff and direct the firm’s technology operations. He will also drive all innovations and initiatives for the retailer’s digital and online channels.

FREMONT, CA: Hy-Vee announced that Casey Decker has been named the company’s Chief Information Officer (CIO), where he will lead the IT strategy for the more than $11 billion company. Decker will supervise all of Hy-Vee’s information systems and staff and direct the firm’s technology operations. He will also drive all innovations and initiatives for the retailer’s digital and online channels.

Hy-Vee is an employee-owned company operating more than 275 retail stores across eight Midwestern states. The supermarket chain is synonymous with variety, quality, ease, healthy lifestyles, culinary expertise, and superior customer service.

Decker comes to Hy-Vee after working as the CIO for FBL Financial Group. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Drake University and a master’s degree in Management of Information Systems from DePaul University. Decker has finished the General Management Program (GMP) from Wharton Business School and is pursuing a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Iowa. In 2019, Decker was known as CIO of the Year from the Technology Association of Iowa. He also works on the board of directors for theJunior Achievement of Central Iowaand theFood Bank of 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, 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 CIO role from Executive Vice President Matt Ludwig. The latter has transitioned to manage Hy-Vee’s supply chain as chief supply chain officer and executive vice president.

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