Full Name
Tammy DeBoer
Job Title
Company Name
Harris Teeter
Speaker Bio
Tammy DeBoer, President of Harris Teeter, has more than 30 years of diverse retail experience including operations, merchandising, marketing, brand strategy, mergers, and acquisitions. She leads the strategic growth and development of Harris Teeter, a division of Kroger.
Tammy joined Harris Teeter in 2020, leading Operations, Merchandising and Marketing overseeing the company’s 258 stores across seven states and Washington, D.C. footprint. Tammy also led the Finance, Human Resources, and Information Systems. Previously, she served as an executive with Family Dollar Stores, a wholly owned subsidiary of Dollar Tree, Inc., where she served as executive vice president and chief merchandising officer. Prior to joining Family Dollar, she spent 19 years with Delhaize where she held various leadership roles and led the company through significant strategic growth and development.
Tammy has recently been recognized as the Shelby Report’s 2023 Female Executive of the Year for the Southeast, one of Progressive Grocer’s Top Women in Grocery at the Executive level in 2023, NC Power List of Most Influential Leaders in 2023 and Top Woman in Grocery by Dairy Frozen Buyer 2023.
Previously, DeBoer has been recognized several times as “One of the Most Influential Women in Mass Market Retail” by MMR and by Supermarket News as a top “Executives to Watch.” Progressive Grocer named her a “Top Female Executive in the Supermarket Industry,” the Griffin Report listed her as a “Top Female Executive in the Grocery Industry,” and the Mecklenburg Times recognized her as one of the “50 Most Influential Women in Charlotte.”
Tammy holds a bachelor’s degree in Technology from Appalachian State University and completed the Supermarket Business Executive course with Cornell University. She serves on multiple boards including Carolinas Food Industry Council, Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina, and the International Fresh Produce Association. She previously held board positions with Muffin Mam, Charlotte Family Housing, communities In Schools and Network of Executive Women.
Tammy DeBoer