United Natural Foods, Inc. Appoints Gloria Roberts Boyland to its Board of Directors
PROVIDENCE, RI - Never underestimate the power of a good Board Member. United Natural Foods, Inc.’s (UNFI) latest addition to its own Board brings a strategic leader to its team, one who has significant large-scale supply chain expertise. Gloria Roberts Boyland joined UNFI’s Board of Directors on January 14, 2021, a new role in which she will help advance the wholesaler’s long-term objectives.
Throughout her career, Boyland has accumulated a variety of operations experience. She currently serves as a Strategic Advisor of Aurora Technologies, a position she has held since June 2020. From 2004–2015, she served as Staff Vice President at FedEx. Afterwards, she became Corporate Vice President, where she was responsible for evaluation and leadership of advanced operations technology initiatives, service quality and customer experience improvements, and new service offerings for the company.
Prior to her tenure at FedEx, according to a press release, Boyland held leadership positions in various functions at GE Capital Corporation, including Six Sigma Quality, mergers and acquisitions, and acquisition integration.
“Gloria’s extensive experience leading operational transformation at global companies, coupled with her leading-edge, future-focused logistics and supply chain knowledge, make her a valuable addition to our Board,” said Steven L. Spinner, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “As the largest and most diverse grocery wholesale distributor in North America, UNFI will continue to strategically invest in our distribution network, operations, and logistics capabilities to further enhance our ability to best serve our retail customers. Gloria’s knowledge will be a tremendous benefit in helping guide these efforts.”
In addition to an already impressive resume, Boyland practiced for eight years as a commercial transactions and investment attorney at GE. She currently serves on the Boards of Directors of Chesapeake Energy Corporation and Vontier Corporation and previously served as a Board Member of UMRF Ventures. In 2016, Boyland was appointed to the U.S. DOT Advisory Committee on Automation in Transportation.
Boyland has won a bevy of well-deserved accolades throughout her career. She was named to National Black MBA Magazine’s Top 50 under 50, Savoy Magazine’s Most Influential Black Corporate Directors, Black Enterprise’s 2017 Most Powerful Corporate Executives, and Black Enterprise’s 2019 List of Most Powerful Women in Corporate America. Boyland is also a STEVIE Silver Award winner.
Congratulations to Gloria Boyland on this next step in an already illustrious career.