St. Cloud State University Foundation

Sherry Smith '83

Herberger Business School

Board Chair
Executive Committee

Sherry Smith '83 HBSSherry Smith serves on the Board of Directors of Deere & Company, Realogy Holdings Corp and Tuesday Morning Corporation.  She is a member of the Audit and Pension Plan Oversight Committees, a member of the Audit Committee and a member of the Audit and Compensation Committees respectively. Smith is on the Financial Accounting Standards Advisory Council (FASAC), a group that advises the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) on strategic issues, project priorities and other matters. Smith qualifies as a “financial expert” under the New York Stock Exchange requirements.  She brings a broad base of experience to her board roles having experience in finance, compensation, technology, retail, supply chain, organizational transformation and strategy.

Ms. Smith is the former Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of SUPERVALU Inc., a $17B grocery retailer and food distributor.   At SUPERVALU, Smith was an active adviser to the CEO, Board, Audit, Finance and Compensation committees on a wide range of matters. During her 26 year career at SUPERVALU, Ms. Smith led Finance & Accounting, Investor Relations, Pension Investments and Indirect Procurement teams of 1,000 global employees and a direct budget of up to $120M.  She was a key member of the IT Steering Committee, Capital Committee, Credit Committee and Pension Investment Committee.

She is involved in her community and served on the Washburn Center for Children’s Board. She graduated from St. Cloud State University with a B.S. Accounting in 1983.

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