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Associated Wholesale Grocers Announces Chief Transition

Associated Wholesale Grocers Announces Chief Transition

Friday, May 21st, 2021

Associated Wholesale Grocers (AWG) recently tapped Shelly Moore to join its C-suite roster. Moore will be stepping in as the company’s newest Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer.

Shelly Moore, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Associated Wholesale GrocersPreviously serving as Vice President, IT Infrastructure and Security for Yellow, Moore demonstrated her expertise in the field as she led the development of the information technology infrastructure and the roadmap to optimize infrastructure, support, and security services, according to the company’s press release.

Prior to joining Yellow, Moore held roles of increasing responsibilities at Payless ShoeSource, SuperValu/Albertsons, and Ernst & Young/Cap Gemini Consulting, offering her a diverse background of experience. Having expertise in grocery, retail, production agriculture, and logistics industries, she will be instrumental in driving the success of AWG.

Gary Koch, Chief Financial Officer, Associated Wholesale Grocers“Her impressive career growth from consulting and analytics, managing strategic and tactical business projects, directing various technical initiatives, support and delivery teams, and business-critical initiatives made her an excellent candidate,” said Gary Koch, Chief Financial Officer. “Her leadership will help support the needs of our business operations and strategic initiatives.”

Moore will be stepping into her new role as her predecessor Randy Berry announced his retirement from the company in April.

Randy Berry, Former Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Associated Wholesale GrocersBerry will be stepping down from his CIO position at AWG after 38 years of service.After starting in the Kansas City Division Accounting department in 1983, Berry moved to corporate roles in Internal Audit and Corporate Accounting. During his time with AWG, Berry established the Business Systems Group and was transitioned to Information Technology, earning progressive leadership roles.

In 2014, he earned the title of Vice President of Information Technology and was then named SVP and Chief Information Officer in 2017, along with becoming a member of the executive leadership team in 2017.

Associated Wholesale Grocers (AWG) recently announced that Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer Randy Berry retired in April 2021, and Shelly Moore has stepped in as his successor

“When Randy started with the company in 1983, neither Randy nor AWG probably realized the relationship that had just started,” added Koch, in regard to Berry’s retirement. “His employment with AWG put into motion a series of events that would culminate in his influence and leadership of, as well as collaboration with, an astounding number of employees, along with our valued members and trading partners. Randy’s contributions of wisdom, perspective, and loyalty to this company will be greatly missed and have been sincerely appreciated by those of us fortunate to have served with him.”

Congratulations to Randy Berry and Shelly Moore as they begin their next chapters.

Associated Wholesale Grocers