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• Dan Sanders, the author of "Built to Serve," and the co-author, with Galen Walters, of "Equipped To Lead," has joined Go Think! a retail marketing, customer loyalty and digital technology firm, as its new Managing Director, Business Development.

Sanders most recently served as a Supervalu division president, leading at various times the Albertsons Southern California and Acme Markets division in Pennsylvania.

• The California Grocers Association has promoted Keri Askew Bailey to be Senior Vice President, Government Relations and Public Policy, a new position. Bailey joined CGA in 2009 as Vice President, Government Relations.
KC's View:
Dan Sanders is a great guy, and he understands - and communicates - the concept of servant leadership better than almost anyone. I'm glad he's got a new gig after leaving Supervalu ... and hope he'll be very successful sharing his philosophy with lots of other companies.