Tractor Supply Names Kersey Chief Human Resources Officer

Tractor Supply Company has named Melissa Kersey evp/chief human resources officer, effective July 20, 2020. Kersey will report to Hal Lawton, Tractor Supply’s president and CEO, and will serve on the company’s executive committee.

In this role, Kersey will have oversight for all human resources strategy for the company, including compensation and benefits, recruiting, talent management, leadership development and training, along with the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives.

Kersey most recently served as the svp/chief people officer for McDonald’s USA. Before joining McDonald’s in 2017, Kersey held a number of executive-level roles with Walmart from 2008 to 2017. Prior to Walmart, Kersey spent eight years with Alltel and four years with Target.

“At Tractor Supply, investing in our people and promoting a culture centered around our mission and values is of the highest priority. Melissa brings to Tractor Supply deep expertise and experience in leadership development, diversity and inclusion, organizational effectiveness and employee engagement. Her strong background at the intersection of strategy, talent and culture will help us to continue to drive growth and strengthen our business,” Lawton said.