Steve Burd, Game Changer

Steve Burd, Game Changer

The soon-to-retire executive transformed Safeway, and now he’s ready for his next challenge “Health care costs are rising and out of control. We’ve dealt with that problem at Safeway, and I believe that what we’ve done here will work for the rest of the country.”

Steve Burd plans to try to change the world after he leaves Safeway.

Once he officially retires next week after just over 20 years as the Pleasanton, Calif.-based chain’s chairman and chief executive officer, Burd said he plans to stay on to see Safeway’s long-awaited wellness initiative through, after which he will devote most of his time to reforming the

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