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Brookshire Grocery Promotes 4 to VP

TYLER, Texas — Brookshire Grocery Co. here on Friday said it has promoted four directors to vice president.

Rae Champagne is now vice president, education and communications; Ginger McCullough is vice president, training and change management; Dave Moss is vice president, merchandising; and Ozzie Osborne is vice president, facility services.

Brookshire Grocery Co. VP Rae Champagne
Rae Champagne

Champagne, most recently director of education and communications, is a 12-year employee who assumed leadership of internal communications, including publications, the employee portal, video/photography and employee recognition programs, in 2010. Last year, external communications and education were added, including public relations, customer service, donations, and Brookshire’s World of Wildlife Museum, as well as academic programs, internships, scholarship opportunities and college recruiting.

Brookshire Grocery Co. VP Ginger McCullough
Ginger McCullough

McCullough, most recently director of training and change management, has 30 years of experience with BGC and has served in various retail and human resources leadership roles. She established the training and change department in 2010 and has pioneered this new area of the company, including the addition of the retail training specialist and store trainer roles and implementation of change management methodology.

Brookshire Grocery Co. VP Dave Moss
Dave Moss

Moss, most recently director of merchandising and space management, began his grocery career with another supermarket chain 36 years ago and has worked in various roles in retail, including store management, buying and advertising. He started with BGC in 1992 as a private label merchandiser and helped establish the retail merchandising function, and became director of the area in 2006. In late 2008, Moss was project manager for the development of the FRESH by Brookshire’s store, from inception to its opening in 2010.

Brookshire Grocery Co. VP Ozzie Osborne
Ozzie Osborne

Osborne, most recently director of facility services, joined BGC in 2011 with 22 years of experience at Lakeland, Fla.-based Publix Super Markets, where he worked in various roles including technology services, telecommunication and facility services. As director of facility services with BGC, he has overseen store design, construction, capital equipment purchasing and maintenance for all retail stores and some corporate facilities.

“I am extremely proud of each of these leaders and their accomplishments,” said Rick Rayford, president and CEO. “Each has worked diligently to move the company forward in their respective area, and I look forward to the continued vision and direction they will bring.”

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