Comings and Goings: November 2018
Hershey Co., Hershey, Pennsylvania
The Hershey Co. promoted Phil Stanley, its vice president of sales business development, to the role of chief sales officer. In the position, Stanley leads and takes responsibility for Hershey’s global sales organization. Stanley’s focus is on building a next-generation, insights-driven sales group that remains the industry standard for decades. Stanley has spent his entire career at Hershey. He eventually became senior director of category development, followed by vice president, customer marketing, before leading Hershey’s Walmart team and then growing business in China.
Hormel Foods, Austin, Minnesota
Natosha Walsh, director of Albertsons and Safeway business for Hormel’s consumer products sales, was named Hormel senior vice president of consumer products sales and vice president. She replaces Kurt Mueller, who is retiring after 39 years with the company.
Albertsons Cos., Boise, Idaho
Albertsons named president and chief operating officer Jim Donald to the roles of president and CEO. He succeeds Robert Miller, who continues as board chairman. Miller’s 57-year retail career started when he was in high school at his neighborhood supermarket. He eventually worked his way up to the role of executive vice president of operations for Albertsons.
Petco, San Diego
Petco appointed global marketing leader Tariq Hassan as chief marketing officer. Hassan brings more than 20 years of global marketing experience in brand strategy, digital and performance marketing, communications, innovation and insights. He served in global marketing roles and progressed through advertising assignments where he worked with notable brands such as Pepsi and Johnson & Johnson.
School Specialty, Greenville, Wisconsin
School Specialty named former Catapult Marketing senior vice president Stacey Rubin as its new senior vice president of marketing. She will report to School Specialty president and CEO Joseph Yorio, and be based in the company’s Lombard, Illinois, office. She will be responsible for School Specialty’s omnichannel marketing, overseeing brand strategy development to promote its 21st Century Safe School value proposition, which is centered on fostering best-practice school environments that improve learning outcomes and enhance school district performance.