Melissa Kersey

EVP, Chief Human Resources Officer at Tractor Supply Company

Melissa Kersey has served as Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources of Tractor Supply Company since July 2020 and is a member of the Company’s Executive Committee. In this role, she has oversight for all Human Resources strategy for the Company, including compensation and benefits, recruiting, talent management, leadership development and training, along with the Company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives. Prior to joining Tractor Supply, Melissa served as the Senior Vice President and Chief People Officer for McDonald’s USA where she provided executive-level leadership to expand and build people capabilities, create and drive a high-performing culture and strengthen the business alignment of the human resources function. Before joining McDonald’s in 2017, Kersey held a number of executive-level roles with Walmart from 2008 to 2017, including Senior Vice President of Global HR Transformation and People Services, Senior Vice President and Chief HR Officer, US Stores, and Senior Vice President of Learning and HR Strategy. Prior to Walmart, Kersey spent eight years with Alltel and four years with Target in Operations, Distribution, Human Resources and Technology roles. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Business with a communications minor from Emporia State University.



  • EVP, Chief Human Resources Officer

    Current role