Brandon Barnholt

Brandon Barnholt

President and Chief Executive Officer
KeHE Distributors

Brandon Barnholt has spent most of his career in the food retail and supply chain business and has been at the helm of KeHE since 2008. During his tenure, KeHE has grown six-fold from a regional specialty distributor with a single warehouse in Romeoville, Illinois, to a national food distribution leader with operations all over the U.S. and Canada.

Prior to joining KeHE, Barnholt served as president and CEO of White Hen Pantry, one of the nation’s largest franchisors of convenience stores. He began his career at Conoco where he served for years in various marketing and supply chain capacities.

Barnholt received his bachelor’s degree in finance and economics from the University of Northern Colorado where he later served on the Monfort College of Business Dean’s Counsel and the board of directors at the university’s foundation.

Barnholt serves at several non-profit organizations. He is chairman of the CEO Forum and is active throughout the food industry including his board service at FMI, Naturally Chicago, World Finer Foods and several early stage companies.

Session Information

Executive Forum

Beyond 2020 Vision: Connecting with the Future Consumer

Session Location TBD

Panel Moderator: Meg Major, Vice President of Content, Winsight Grocery Business

Panelists:
Brandon Barnholt, President and CEO, KeHE Distributors
Lori Raya, Executive Vice President and Chief Merchandising and Marketing Officer, SpartanNash
Rekha Rao, General Manager, North America eCommerce, Colgate-Palmolive
Peter Whitsett, Executive Vice President Merchandising and Marketing, Meijer
Psyche Terry, President, CEO and Chief Inspiration Officer, UI Global Brands