Craig Schnuck is the former chairman and chief executive officer of Schnuck Markets Inc., one of the largest privately held supermarket chains in the United States. Based in suburban St. Louis, the family-owned company was started in 1939 and now operates 100 stores in five states throughout the Midwest. Schnuck was elected president of Schnuck Markets in 1984, served as its chief executive officer from 1989 to 2006 and chairman from 1991 to 2006. He served as chair of the company’s Executive committee from 2006 until 2014 and is currently chairman, emeritus. Schnuck served for nine years on the board of governors of the Uniform Code Council, the agency that oversees the retail food industry’s most fundamental technologies, serving as its chairman for two terms.
Schnuck is the current chair of the Board of Trustees of Washington University.
He is chair of the Executive Committee at Washington University and past chair of Building and Grounds, Medical National Council and Neighbors Council.
Schnuck is chairman of the Board of Directors of Barnes-Jewish Hospital and serves on the Board of BJC Healthcare, where he is chair of the Finance and Planning Committee.
Schnuck has also served as chairman of Civic Progress and a member of its Executive Committee. He has been a director of U.S. Bancorp since 2002 and director for several of U.S. Bank’s predecessor banks and bank holding companies from 1979 to 2001. He served from 1990 to 2002 as a director of General American Life Insurance Company, an independent insurance company that became a subsidiary of MetLife. Schnuck is a longtime member of the executive board of the Greater St. Louis Council of the Boy Scouts of America; he has served as chairman and currently remains on the board.