Christopher L. Kenny, ShopRites of Delaware to speak at Goldey-Beacom College Commencement
Christopher L Kenny, president and CEO of The Kenny Family ShopRites of Delaware, will be the commencement speaker at Goldey-Beacom College’s (GBC) 129th Commencement Ceremony on Friday, May 6 in the Joseph West Jones Center on the GBC campus. Kenny will also receive an Honorary Doctorate Degree of Business Administration from the College.
“Each day, business people enter and reenter the market as an entrepreneur. Hearing firsthand about the commitment, tenacity – and most important – the sweat equity required to become successful will be a timely message for our graduates,” said GBC President Dr. Gary L. Wirt. “Chris Kenny brings a history of accomplishments and isn’t afraid to talk about what worked and what did not.”
After working his way through the ranks for more than 14 years, Christopher L. Kenny became CFO in 2008 and then accepted the leadership reins from his father in 2012 to head The Kenny Family ShopRites of Delaware as its president and chief executive officer. Kenny stepped into his new role and successfully negotiated approximately $75 million in financing to facilitate ShopRite’s growth to open three additional stores, doubling the volume.
By 2015, ShopRite took the number one position in market share in New Castle County, Delaware and now consists of six stores and 1,500 associates.
More than 400 students will earn degrees for Goldey-Beacom College during the ceremony.