Donna Tweeten and Jeremy Gosch Named Executive Vice Presidents of Hy-Vee
WEST DES MOINES, IA - Hy-Vee, Inc. has promoted two senior leaders — Donna Tweeten and Jeremy Gosch — to the title of Executive Vice President, joining six others on an exclusive executive list guiding the regional supermarket chain.
Donna Tweeten, formerly Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, was promoted to Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer. Jeremy Gosch, formerly Senior Vice President and Chief Merchandising Officer, was named Executive Vice President Strategy and Chief Merchandising Officer. Tweeten and Gosch will officially be named permanent members on Hy-Vee’s Board of Directors at the company’s annual stockholders’ meeting in December, and Tweeten will be appointed to the board’s executive committee.
“Now is the right time to elevate the leader with the insight, skills and creativity to help guide Hy-Vee forward in our marketing and brand development. I know Donna will be a great example of an insightful, strong leader for years to come,” said Randy Edeker, Hy-Vee’s Chairman, CEO and President, according to a press release.
Prior to Hy-Vee, Tweeten had a long career with The Meyocks Group, a marketing firm in West Des Moines, and was President when Hy-Vee owned the company in 2002. Tweeten joined Hy-Vee in 2006 as Assistant Vice President of Communications, and moved up quickly through various Vice President positions relating to brand, marketing, and communications. Throughout her impressive career, she has received numerous awards and recognition from retail and produce organizations.
Tweeten was born and raised in the Chicago area. She graduated from Proviso East High School and received a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Drake University in Des Moines.
Gosch began his career with Hy-Vee in 1995 as a part-time clerk at a Coralville, IA, store. He served in a number of store level managerial roles before being named Director at a location in 2000. He went on to become Director at several other locations before being promoted to Assistant Vice President of Operations for Hy-Vee’s northeast district in 2012. Over the next several years, he moved up quickly through Vice President roles in various merchandising departments.
“Jeremy has been very successful in every area he has been asked to lead. I am very excited to see the new energy and great leadership Jeremy will bring to this very important position. He has already brought great drive and a can-do spirit with keen insight to complex ideas,” said Randy Edeker, Hy-Vee’s Chairman, CEO, and President.
Gosch graduated from Aplington-Parkersburg Community High School and received a degree in Finance from the University of Iowa.
Hy-Vee operates more than 235 stores located in eight Midwestern states, including Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, Minnesota, and Wisconsin.