Leadership: Mike Withers, President

Mike WithersMike Withers, President, Southern Division

Mike Withers began his career with Albertsons in 1977 at the company’s home base of Boise, Idaho while attending school. Like many executives, he started as a courtesy clerk and gradually worked his way up until he was running his own store and eventually was promoted to district manager, a role he held in both Washington and Florida. As the company grew, Mike accepted roles of increasing responsibility and was eventually promoted to vice president of the Big Sky division with responsibilities for store operations in Montana and Wyoming, and held the same role in the Portland and Florida divisions, respectively.

After leaving briefly in June 2006, Mike rejoined Albertson’s LLC in August 2006 as the Vice President of Marketing and Merchandising for the Florida division, and in October 2010, moved to the Fort Worth office to assume responsibility for the Southern division’s Marketing & Merchandising efforts. He was named Southern’s President in March 2013.

During his career, Mike has also volunteered time serving on the appropriations committee for the United Way, the Advisory Board for Portland State University’s Food Industry Leadership program and on the Oregon Food Bank Board of Directors.