Grimmway Farms Appoints Dana Brennan as Vice President of External Affairs and Corporate Responsibility; Sara Oliver Comments
BAKERSFIELD, CA - Sustainability is on everyone’s minds. In order to build on its commitment to environmental sustainability and social responsibility, Grimmway Farms appointed Dana Brennan as its Vice President of External Affairs and Corporate Responsibility.
“I am honored to have the opportunity to help Grimmway achieve and promote our ambitious ESG and overall corporate responsibility agenda,” Brennan commented. “It’s a pleasure to work with such a dedicated, diverse team and company who are truly committed to measuring and reporting on our sustainability and social impacts.”
Since 2019, Brennan has served as Grimmway’s Vice President of Government and Public Affairs. In this new role, she will continue to assume the duties of her previous position as well as assume added responsibilities for the company’s Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) data collection and reporting initiatives.
“Grimmway has always been committed to environmental sustainability and responsible business practices and we’re grateful to have Dana as the key driver in formalizing our ESG reporting structure,” added Chief People Officer Sara Oliver. “Her growing knowledge of the global ESG landscape, including alignment with our employees, customers, and retail partners, will help us further measure and advance our initiatives and ensure that we continue to do the right things for our people and the planet.”
Under Brennan’s leadership, a press release detailed, the company recently released its inaugural ESG report, Responsible Growth for a Healthier World, quantifying its ESG progress across multi-state operations and 8,000 employees. In her expanded role, Brennan will continue to spearhead ESG data capture and measurement company-wide, as well as lead the Grimmway ESG Task Force composed of members representing all areas of the business.
Brennan has great experience across a variety of fields, such as public affairs, corporate philanthropy, and community relations. She was recently named Chair of the Western Growers Association Climate Change and Sustainability Working Group. She also serves on the U.S. Government Relations Council of the International Fresh Produce Association and on the Boards of the Kern Economic Development Corporation and Mercy Hospitals of Bakersfield. She holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Eastern University.
Congratulations to Dana Brennan on this new role! We look forward to seeing what happens next for the Grimmway Farms team.