Speaker Profile


Jeff Metherd

Sr. Manager, Segment Strategy, W. W. Grainger

Jeff Metherd has developed a wealth of emergency preparedness & response expertise in multiple roles at Grainger over the past 12 years. In 2005 he joined Grainger as a Government Account Manager aligned to the St. Louis Area Regional Advisory Council providing assistance in building preparedness capabilities funded by the Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) grant program.

In 2008 Jeff assumed the role of Government Program Manager with a focus on Homeland Security for an 18-state region and in 2009 he developed the Grainger product offer for Public Health preparedness. In 2010 joined the Healthcare Corporate Sales team as a healthcare preparedness specialist.

Jeff has been actively involved in Grainger’s corporate response to a number of national emergencies including the Swine Flu (2009), SuperStorm Sandy (2012), Ebola (2014), Zika (2016), Hurricane Matthew (2016) and Hurricanes Harvey & Irma (2017). He is also actively engaged in efforts to drive continuous improvement in servicing our customers during natural disasters and other emergency situations.


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