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New Seasons Taps Brown as COO

PORTLAND, Ore. — New Seasons Market here said it has named Pat Brown, a veteran of H-E-B's Central Market chain in Texas, as its new chief operating officer.

The post had been vacant since Lisa Sedlar was named chief executive officer in December. Brown will oversee day-to-day operations at the 10-store New Seasons chain, which is scheduled to open its 11th location this fall.

"His accomplishments in the grocery industry and his commitment to community and sustainability make him the perfect match for us," Sedlar said in a prepared release. "Pat brings a dedication to taking care of customers and staff that is a great fit for New Seasons Market, and I know he will be right at home in the Northwest."