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Alumni News: Industry magazine names Harvey as Midwest Woman Executive of the Year

The Shelby Report, a trade magazine for food supply chain–from manufacturers and wholesalers to independent and chain stores, named SIU alumna Tandy Harvey as Midwest Woman Executive of the Year. Read the full profile to learn more about her inspirations and the journey of her professional career:

Tandy S. Harvey will tell you she loves Supervalu, a company she has spent more than three decades serving. Her first job was a part-time summer gig in a warehouse in Champaign, Illinois, in the mid-1980s. She was in college earning a mechanical engineering technology degree at Southern Illinois University (SIU). The warehouse was called the J.M. Jones distribution center back then.

Today, Harvey is SVP-sales and operations for the Minneapolis-based company.

“I’ve always worked for Supervalu, and I’ve been given so many opportunities,” Harvey said.

“So many people have helped me along the way. There were people who really took the time out to invest in me, and that is a super big deal. There are not a lot of places you can go and really feel like you’re valued. At Supervalu I totally feel like, ‘you know what, this is where I belong.’”

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