• Leslie G. Sarasin, president/CEO of FMI – The Food Industry Association, has been named the 2021 Association CEO of the Year by CEO Update, which is itself a trade association for trade association CEOs. This recognition is awarded annually to the outstanding trade association CEO.
Sarasin was nominated for the honor by the FMI Board of Directors: "Under her leadership, FMI has emerged as a member-centered organization helping food retailing venues find new and future facing ways of feeding families and enriching lives," said Randy Edeker, Hy-Vee's chairman/president/ CEO, who currently serves as FMI's chairman. "A committed collaborator, Leslie has infused FMI with a vision of cooperative action that amplifies the association’s ability to assist its members in addressing the critical industry issues of the day."
• SpartanNash said that Amy McClellan, the company's SVP - Retail Operations and Merchandising for Martin’s Super Markets and Division Vice President - Retail, has been promoted to the role of Vice President, Fresh Merchandising, responsible for both the company's owned stores and independent retail customers.