Lowe’s hires legal chief

Apr 12, 2023
Juliette Pryor to join company on May 3

Lowe’s Companies has hired Juliette Pryor as executive vice president, chief legal officer (CLO) and corporate secretary, effective May 3.

She succeeds Bill McCanless, who has been Lowe’s executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary since 2015. He advised the company last year of his intention to retire at the end of May.

Pryor will join Lowe’s from Albertsons, where she has been executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary since 2020. Before that, she was general counsel and corporate secretary for almost four years at Cox Enterprises. She previously worked at US Foods for 11 years, including serving as general counsel and chief compliance officer.

Before that she was with Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom, having previously been general counsel and corporate secretary for e.spire Communications and having earlier worked at the US International Trade Commission and IBM.

Bill McCanless

During his time with the company, McCanless has also been chief compliance officer. Before joining Lowe’s, he was CLO, general counsel and secretary for Extended Stay America and ESH Hospitality. Before that, he held several executive management positions with Delhaize/Food Lion, including senior vice president, general counsel, secretary and chief administrative officer. He was also Delhaize America’s president and CEO as well as CEO of the Food Lion subsidiary during the same tenure.

Marvin Ellison, Lowe’s chair and CEO, says in a statement: ‘Juliette is an incredibly accomplished executive with an outstanding legal background, and the breadth and depth of her experience will be a great asset to Lowe’s. Juliette is an exceptional leader with strong legal and business acumen, and I’m excited that she will be part of our executive leadership team.

‘I thank Bill for his significant contributions to Lowe’s. Over the years, his steady guidance and leadership have been invaluable. On behalf of everyone at Lowe’s, we extend our sincere appreciation for his service to the company and wish him the best as he embarks on a well-deserved retirement.’

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