Kinney Drugs promotes Burgess, hires former Duckwall-Alco SVP

GOUVERNEUR, N.Y. Kinney Drugs has promoted 31-year veteran Michael Burgess to VP financial planning and treasury services, the retail pharmacy chain said Friday.

Kinney, which operates stores in central and northern New York state and Vermont, also hired Jim Spencer as director of retail operations.

Burgess will be responsible for the oversight of the corporate budget and capital spending that will direct financial and budgeting practices, managing corporate cash functions, treasury and accounting activity while continuing to provide strategic analysis and management of insurance and financial risk management programs.

Spencer will be responsible for front-end store operations. He has worked in the retail industry for 20 years, working for Walmart and, most recently, Duckwall-Alco Stores, where he was SVP operations.

“Mike and Jim’s industry experience will complement our mission of providing the highest quality pharmacy, health and retail services to the communities we serve,” Kinney president and COO Bridget-ann Hart said. “We will continue to benefit from Mike’s expertise while welcoming Jim’s retail proficiencies to the Kinney family.”