Melinda Whittington is President and Chief Executive Officer of La-Z-Boy Incorporated (NYSE:LZB), one of the world’s leading residential furniture producers and retailers, and serves on its Board of Directors. Prior to her appointment in 2021, she served for three years as Chief Financial Officer for the company.
Prior to joining La-Z-Boy, Whittington was the Chief Financial Officer for Allscripts Healthcare Solutions (NASDAQ:MDRX), a healthcare information technology solutions company.
Previously, Whittington was Senior Vice President, Corporate Controller and Chief Accounting Officer for Kraft Foods Group, Inc. (now The Kraft Heinz Company) (NASDAQ:KHC), one of North America’s largest consumer packaged food and beverage companies.
From 1993 to 2014, Whittington held various finance roles of increasing responsibilities at The Procter and Gamble Company (NYSE:PG), including roles in Global Home Products, North America Home Care, Corporate Accounting, and Global Business Services. Her experiences included expatriate assignments in Belgium and Costa Rica.
Whittington serves on the boards of Best Buy Co., Inc., the American Home Furnishings Alliance, the American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame, Business Leaders for Michigan, and the YMCA of Monroe, Michigan. She is a member of the Deans Advisory Council of the Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University, her alma mater, where she graduated summa cum laude earning her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. She is also a Certified Public Accountant.