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• AWG announced that Jeff Pedersen, most recently Senior Vice President and Division Manager in Oklahoma City, has been promoted to a newly created position of Senior Vice President of Member Services, responsible for strategic and managerial oversight of corporate sales and development, education and training, and communications.

Danny Lane, currently V.P. of Merchandising and Marketing, will replace Pedersen as Sr. V.P. & division manager.


• Weis Markets announced that Gretchen Suydan, former director of Marketing and Advertising for Farm Fresh, has joined the company as Director of Marketing.

In addition, Weis Markets has promoted Brian Bosworth, a category manager with the company, to Sales Director, and Maria Panko, Center Store Category Manager, to Private Brands Manager.


• Supervalu Inc. announced that Sherry Smith, executive vice president and chief financial officer, will leave the company at the end of May. She has been CFO since December 2010, and has been with the company for 26 years. A successor has not yet been named.

Supervalu also said that Karla Robertson, vice president of the employment, compensation and benefits law functions, has been named executive vice president for legal, effective immediately.  She replaces the soon-to-depart Todd Sheldon, executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary, and will get his title when he leaves the company in May.
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