Ex-Meijer Exec to Lead Academy Sports

Lifestyle retailer Academy Sports + Outdoors has named former Meijer executive James Kevin Symancyk as president and chief executive officer, effective Nov. 2.

April 6, 2018

Ex-Meijer Exec to Lead Academy Sports

Lifestyle retailer Academy Sports + Outdoors has named former Meijer executive James Kevin Symancyk as president and chief executive officer, effective Nov. 2.

Symancyk joins Academy after several years serving as president at Meijer, where he led the midwestern superstore's daily operations. 

Previously, Symancyk served in executive roles including chief operating officer at Meijer, where he oversaw retail operations, supply chain, manufacturing, merchandising and marketing. Prior to Meijer, he served in various leadership roles at Sam's Club, part of Walmart Stores.

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