Photograph courtesy of SpartanNash
SpartanNash has signed on one other of CEO Tony Sarsam’s former colleagues from Borden Dairy, naming Adrienne Chance because the Grand Rapids, Mich.-based grocery retailer and wholesaler’s VP of communications.
Chance beforehand was senior director of company communications for Dallas-based Borden, the place Sarsam was chief govt from 2018-2020 earlier than taking excessive spot at SpartanNash. At Borden, Chance reestablished the communications division and led inner and exterior communications for the corporate amid its Chapter 11 chapter submitting and subsequent sale.
Most lately, she served for seven months as communications director at strategic advisory agency TrailRunner International in Dallas. In 2017, whereas main company communications at Topgolf Entertainment Group, PR News named her a Top Woman in PR.
Sarsam, who joined SpartanNash in September, has been steadily constructing out the corporate’s management group, naming a brand new chief strategy officer, chief supply chain officer (employed away from competitor C&S Wholesale Grocers) and CFO (Jason Monaco, one other Borden veteran) this 12 months, in addition to new VPs of fresh merchandising; expertise, variety and inclusion; and environmental well being and security.
In a LinkedIn put up asserting the appointment, Sarsam stated, Chance “brings terrific power and expertise to us as we set course for a extra aggressive communications agenda.” Sarsam praised Chance’s “intensive expertise in fostering tradition, driving affiliate engagement, model constructing and main groups via change” in an organization information launch.
SpartanNash operates 154 supermarkets, each corporate-owned and beneath regional chain banners. It additionally operates a navy division that serves as a number one distributor to U.S. navy commissaries.
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