INDIANAPOLIS–Jerry W. Throgmartin, executive chairman of hhgregg, has died. He was 57.
Throgmartin joined the retailer, founded by his grandparents Harold Henry and Fansy Gregg, in 1975 as a salesman. He became president and chief operating officer of the specialty retailer in 1988, and was named CEO in 1999. From 2003 to 2009, he served as chairman and CEO, and became executive chairman in 2009.
Throgmartin was involved in many local charities. He was chairman of the Indiana University Simon Cancer Center Development Board, and served on the board of trustees of the University of Indianapolis.
He is survived by his wife, Peggy; a son; two daughters; and two granddaughters.