Keith Dailey Promoted to Kroger's Vice President of Corporate Affairs
CINCINNATI, OH - Kroger has promoted Keith Dailey to Vice President of Corporate Affairs, effective July 24. He recently held the title of Senior Director of Corporate Affairs, and in his new role, he will continue to report to Group Vice President of Corporate Affairs Jessica Adelman.
In 2011, Dailey began his career journey with Kroger as External Corporate Communications, where he was responsible for media relations. After holding that title for five years, he went onto the Senior Director of External Affairs position in 2016, when he took on the tasks for Corporate Communications and Government Relations under the function’s new vision of actively enhancing and protecting the company’s reputation as well as elevating its story. From there, he was promoted to his most recent role, when "Associate Communications and Engagement" was added to his responsibilities.
Dailey’s new role will include leading Kroger’s license to operate practice, such as public policy development, government relations and advocacy, industry association strategy and relations, and other key stakeholder relations with special interest groups, according to a press release. He will be tasked with Kroger’s newly integrated communications team that zeroes in on associate engagement; labor and benefits communications; external communications, including national media relations; financial communications; issues and crisis management; and executive communications.
Dailey’s work is exemplified in Kroger’s Zero Hunger | Zero Waste and his role in the core team managing benchmarking, narrative development, and awareness of Restock Kroger. According to the company, Dailey’s corporate affairs work ushered Kroger to become a national thought leader and advocate for ending hunger, eliminating waste, and other social impact endeavors.
Congratulations to Keith Daily and the whole Kroger team!