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Aug. 8, 2002
Schnuck Markets, Inc. Appoints Mary Moorkamp Secretary and General Counsel
ST. LOUIS - Mary Moorkamp, 40, formerly vice president and general counsel for the DESCO Group, has accepted the position of secretary and general counsel for Schnuck Markets, Inc. effective immediately.
Moorkamp follows Terry Schnuck, who is leaving the position to pursue creative interests. He will, however, continue to serve on the company's board of directors. Craig Schnuck, chairman and chief executive officer said, "When Terry announced plans to leave the day-to-day operations of our company's legal department, we performed an extensive search for a replacement." He added, "Mary has a proven track record with DESCO, and we're confident that she will be a strong asset to the Schnucks team."
Moorkamp joined DESCO in 1998 as part-time legal counsel, and soon after, she was promoted to general counsel. She said, "Over the years, I have worked closely with Terry Schnuck. I have grown to respect him immensely and appreciate his talents." She added, "I hate to see Terry leave, but I feel honored and privileged to be able to follow his lead in delivering the level of legal support and guidance that the company will need in order to continue to grow and prosper."
Moorkamp earned a bachelor of science/business administration degree in economics with an emphasis in finance and a juris doctorate from the University of Missouri in Columbia. Following graduation in 1987, she clerked for a Missouri Court of Appeals for a one year before entering private practice with the law firm of Popkin & Stern. She later moved to Stone Leyton Gershman, where she specialized in real estate and corporate law.
When she joined DESCO, Moorkamp assumed responsibility for providing legal guidance and advice for financing and redevelopment projects for a range of major commercial clients, including Schnuck Markets. In her new position at Schnucks, Moorkamp will oversee all legal affairs.
In January of 2002, Moorkamp was featured in the St. Louis Business Journal's "40 under 40" section which honors St Louis' rising professionals. She was recognized for her work with Habitat for Humanity, American Corporate Counsel Association and Women Rainmakers. Moorkamp also volunteers as part of the Women's Leadership Initiative of the United Way.
Moorkamp, her husband, Tom, and their five children currently reside in Wildwood, Mo. where they are active in the St. Alban Roe Catholic Church.
Schnuck Markets, Inc. currently operates 103 stores and 92 in-store pharmacies in Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Tennessee and Mississippi. This includes five stores that operate as Logli Supermarkets and a stand-alone Sentry drug store. A new Schnucks in Jefferson City, Mo., the state's capital, will open Aug. 20, 2002. Schnuck Markets, Inc. is currently ranked 83rd on Family Business Magazine's list of 150 largest family companies.
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