Tractor Supply names new SVP, general counsel

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Tractor Supply names new SVP, general counsel

By HBSDealer Staff - 12/10/2020

Noni Ellison brings more than 20 years of experience and succeeds retiring general counsel Ben Parrish.



Noni Ellison

Tractor Supply Company has named Noni Ellison as its new senior vice president, general counsel,  and corporate secretary 

Ellison will join the company’s executive committee and report directly to Tractor Supply President and CEO Hal Lawton. The appointment is effective Jan. 11, 2021.

In addition to managing the legal department, Ellison will also lead the company’s risk management, government relations, licensing, and quality assurance/customs compliance, as well as Tractor Supply’s environmental, social, and governance efforts. 

Ellison succeeds Ben Parrish, who previously announced his plans to retire from the company following the appointment of a successor and a transition period.

The new SVP has over two decades of legal and business experience in global corporations and private practice to her new role. Most recently, Ellison served as Carestream Dental’s general counsel, chief compliance officer, and corporate secretary.

Prior, Ellison was the associate general counsel and assistant corporate secretary at Grainger, where she was responsible for leading the support on finance, treasury, and governance issues globally.

“We are excited to welcome Noni to Tractor Supply as our new general counsel and a member of our executive committee,” Lawton said. “Noni comes to us with an impressive background and a proven track record of accomplishments. She brings deep experience across multiple industries and an ability to navigate complex legal issues and build strong teams.”

Lawton also had kind words for Parrish and his retirement. 

“Since joining Tractor Supply in 2010, Ben has played an integral role in Tractor Supply’s growth and success and has served as a trusted and experienced counselor to the company and the board of directors,” Lawton said. “In my first year at Tractor Supply, Ben has been a great business partner to me, and we wish him all the best in his retirement.”

Based in Brentwood, Tenn., Tractor Supply operates more than 1,900 stores in 49 states and 183 Petsense stores in 25 states.