Kroger Group Vice President for Corporate Affairs Lynn Marmer will Soon Retire
CINCINNATI, OH - Lynn Marmer, one of Kroger’s senior managers and its first female corporate officer, has announced her intention to retire in early 2016.
As Group Vice President for Corporate Affairs, Marmer contributed to growing Kroger’s supplier diversity program to $1 billion annually, creating a national program of fresh food rescue that donates 200 million meals annually to food banks across the U.S., and creating four award-winning cause marketing campaigns that contribute millions of dollars to Kroger’s signature community programs, according to a press release.
Rodney McMullen, Chairman and CEO, praised Lynn for her ability to advance Kroger’s community engagement, sustainability, and customer relations initiatives.
“Lynn has been a trusted counselor and advisor to three CEOs during a period of significant change in food retail,” said McMullen. “We wish her and her family all the best in retirement.”
The eighteen-year Kroger veteran first joined the company in 1997 as a Senior Attorney in the legal department. She was appointed to her current role the following year. She also serves as President of The Kroger Foundation.
Additionally, Marmer has been involved with numerous civic problem-solving groups and nonprofit boards, including Cincinnati Zoo, Interact for Health, the Cincinnati Regional Business Committee (CRBC), amongst others.
Her replacement will be named at a later date.
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