Mark A. Murray

Co-CEO, Meijer, Inc.

Mark A. Murray is the co-CEO and vice chairman of Meijer, Inc., the Grand Rapids, Michigan-based retailer that operates more than 200 supercenters and grocery stores throughout Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Kentucky.

In this role, Mark serves as a partner in the development of future business strategy with Hank Meijer, Doug Meijer and J.K. Symancyk. He also serves as vice chairman of the Meijer board of directors. Mark previously served as president of the retailer from 2006 to 2013.

Prior to coming to Meijer, Mark was president of Grand Valley State University from 2001-2006, following a two-decade career in state government and education. During his years in state government, he served as state treasurer, state budget director, director of the Department of Management and Budget, and acting director of the Family Independence Agency, now known as the Department of Human Services. He also served as vice president for finance and administration at Michigan State University.

Mark received his master's degree in Labor and Industrial Relations and his bachelor's degree in Economics, both from Michigan State University.