Academy Sports + Outdoors Names New Chairman and CEO

Katy, Texas — Academy, Ltd. (d/b/a Academy Sports + Outdoors), a sports, outdoor and recreation lifestyle retailer, has appointed Ken C. Hicks as chairman and CEO. Departing CEO J.K. Symancyk is leaving the company to pursue another opportunity.

Meijer Names New President

Grand Rapids, Mich. — Meijer has appointed Rick Keyes as president. Keyes, who joined the company 26 years ago as a pharmacist in Columbus, Ohio, takes the reins of the Grand Rapids, Mich.-based retailer after J.K. Symancyk departed the company to

Academy Sports + Outdoors Names President and CEO

Katy, Texas — Academy, Ltd. d/b/a Academy Sports + Outdoors, a premier sports, outdoor and lifestyle retailer, has named James Kevin “J.K.” Symancyk as president and CEO, effective November 2, 2015. Previously, he was president of Meijer Inc.

Academy Sports + Outdoors Enters Atlanta Market

Katy, TX — Academy Sports + Outdoors debuted its first store in the Atlanta area on April 1, 2011, in McDonough, Ga. It marks the Texas-based retailer’s fourth store in the state of Georgia.

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