LAKEWOOD, COLO. - Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, Inc., has named David C. Rooney to its board of directors.  

Rooney will serve an initial term expiring at the company's 2023 annual meeting of stockholders. He most recently retired as an audit partner at Deloitte & Touche LLP. He was also appointed to serve as chair of the board's Audit Committee. 

During his time at Deloitte, Rooney served as partner-in-charge, as Colorado practice leader for services to the consumer and industrial products industries, and as an advisory partner, advising public and private companies on critical business issues. He has extensive experience in the areas of accounting and finance, risk assessment, internal controls, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, and public offerings. 

"Our announcement of David's election to our board reflects our effective succession planning and ensures that we will maintain the full array of skills and experience needed to provide strong board leadership and oversight," said Kemper Isely, Natural Grocers' co-president and chairman. "His significant financial and auditing experience will be highly beneficial to our board. I want to thank Michael Campbell for his leadership and exemplary service to the board. It has been a privilege to serve with him over the past eight years."