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Fresh & Easy SVP Named CGA Chair

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The California Grocers Association here said that Mary Kasper, senior vice president, general counsel and secretary for Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market, has been elected CGA chairman for the next year.

She succeeds Kevin Davis, president and chief executive officer of Bristol Farms, who will remain a member of the CGA board.


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According to Ronald K. Fong, CGA president, "Mary's extensive government relations and legal expertise, coupled with her considerable knowledge of the grocery industry, is a real plus for the association. Her positive attitude and ability to work effectively with a diverse board of directors are tremendous assets."

Also elected to the executive committee of CGA's board of directors were Joe Falvey, Unified Grocers, Los Angeles, first vice chairman; Kevin Konkel, Raley's, Sacramento, second vice chairman; Mike Read, WinCo Foods, Boise, Idaho, treasurer; and Diana Godfrey. Smart & Final, Los Angeles, secretary.

Executives elected to the first three-year term as CGA directors include Kevin Arcenaux, Mondelez International; Brian Dowling, Safeway; Robin Graf, Whole Foods Market; Keith Olscamp, Campbell Soup Co.; Chris Podesto, Food 4 Less/San Miguel Markets; Chris Polak, Unilever; Mimi Song, Superior Grocers; Tiernan Summins, Kraft Foods Group; and Jim Van Gorkom, NuCal Foods.

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