FMI has named Susan Borra, RD, its chief health and wellness officer and executive director of the FMI Foundation, which is operated for charitable, educational and scientific efforts to ensure quality and efficiency in food retail.
Borra was formerly the head of FMI’s communications department, and has also served as EVP at the International Food Information Council where management of nutrition and food safety issues and the development of consumer education initiatives and programs were among her responsibilities.
Borra, who also served as president of the IFIC Foundation, is a former president of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and former chairman of the Academy Foundation.
“FMI’s members are making significant investments in the health, nutrition and overall wellness of their customers and employees; our consumer research suggests that food retailers are better positioned than other industry players to earn and leverage consumer trust around health and wellness, and no individual is better suited to help our members meet their goals in this arena than Sue Borra,” said Leslie Sarasin, president and CEO of FMI in a statement.
“I’m also entrusting Sue to guide our Foundation as it devotes resources to education and research in the areas of food safety, nutrition and health. She has the vision to make our programs stronger, the talent to articulate them in meaningful ways and the knowledge to be an advocate on the issues that have an impact on FMI members’ businesses.”
As Borra transitions to her new roles, FMI’s David Fikes will assume leadership responsibilities for the communications department. He will report to Sarasin.
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