Ralphs Promotes Kendra Doyel To Vice President Of Merchandising
LOS ANGELES, CA - Ralphs, a subsidiary of Kroger, recently announced the promotion of Kendra Doyel to Vice President of Merchandising, effective February 3. She will report to Mike Murphy, President of the Ralphs Division. Doyel succeeds Victor Smith, who was recently promoted to President of Kroger’s Delta Division.
“I am honored to be a part of such an incredible organization and team, as we work together to execute our Restock Kroger strategy and position Ralphs for continued success in the future,” Doyel stated in a press release.
She joined the company in 1998 as a pharmacist in the Fry’s Division. She was then named Pharmacy Coordinator in 2002 and promoted to Director of Public Relations for the Fry’s Division in 2006.
In 2008, she moved to the Ralphs and Food 4 Less Divisions in the role of Public Affairs and Government Relations leader, where she was responsible for all internal and external communication in both divisions. In 2017, Doyel was promoted to her most current role: HR Leader for both Ralphs and Food 4 Less.
“Already a valued asset to the Ralphs team, Kendra exemplifies the strategic vision, leadership, and execution skills needed for the position,” stated Murphy.
The press release noted that Doyel currently serves as the Chair of the Board for the California Grocers Association, as well as on the Board of Directors for the Network of Executive Women. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy and Psychology from the University of New Mexico.
Congratulations from all of us here at AndNowUKnow to Kendra on this new position!