Hispanic food retailer Heritage Grocers Group has named DeAnn Brunts as a member of its board of directors, effective immediately.
With more than 30 years of executive experience in operational, strategic and financial management, Brunts is an expert in risk management and governance. Previously, she served as chief financial officer of Benson Hill, Inc. in addition to numerous CFO and business unit leader roles across the retail, food, consumer goods, manufacturing, distribution, and service industries for both public and private companies.
“We are thrilled to bring DeAnn onto HGG’s Board of Directors and look forward to all that her expertise and senior knowledge will bring to the company,” said Doug Sanders, chairman and CEO of Heritage Grocers Group.
Additionally, Brunts served as a partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers, where she led various initiatives related to IPOs and M&A. She currently serves on the board of directors for B&G Foods Inc., a position she has held since 2015, Benson Hill (since 2020) and Claire’s Holdings, LLC (since 2021). Brunts earned an MBA in Finance and Operations Management from The Wharton School and a BSBA in Accounting from the University of Missouri in St. Louis.
Headquartered in Ontario, California, Heritage Grocers Group operates in six states: California, Texas, Nevada, Arizona, Kansas, and Illinois, with a total of 57 stores under the Cardenas Markets banner, 29 stores under the El Rancho Supermercado banner, 21 stores under the Tony’s Fresh Market banner, and 7 stores under the Los Altos Ranch Market banner.