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Law’s Anat Alon-Beck discussed a grocery store adding a second CEO

Hy-Vee invites scrutiny with decision to divide executive power

Deep Dive: Anat Alon-Beck, assistant professor of law, noted that a grocery chain’s sudden addition of a second CEO raises questions about what’s going on behind the scenes at the company. “You don’t just appoint the CEO, and then all of a sudden change your mind and appoint somebody else” to share power unless something unexpected took place inside the company, she said. “I mean, let’s just face it—if I was a CEO, I would probably want to be the only CEO.”