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Associated Wholesale Grocers Welcomes Dana Naifeh to Board of Directors; David Smith and Barry Queen Comment

Associated Wholesale Grocers Welcomes Dana Naifeh to Board of Directors; David Smith and Barry Queen Comment

Monday, July 31st, 2023

Dana Naifeh is adding a new role to her repertoire as Associated Wholesale Grocers’ (AWG) newest Board of Directors member. Naifeh will be replacing James Neumann, who was appointed as AWG’s Senior Vice President, Special Projects.

Dana Naifeh, Board Member, Associated Wholesale Grocers“It is a real honor to be chosen to serve on AWG’s Board of Directors,” said Naifeh. “I am truly excited about the opportunity to work alongside other industry leaders working together to continue to grow and lead AWG.”

Naifeh continues to be President of the grocery chain Naifeh’s. She has worked in the grocery industry for more than 25 years, and she runs and owns the business with her husband, Judson, a fourth-generation grocer.

Dana Naifeh will be joining Associated Wholesale Grocers' Board of Directors

As noted in the release, Naifeh attributes many of her successes to the invaluable opportunities working with and learning from Oney, Joe, and Judson Naifeh, who represent the second, third, and fourth generations, respectively.

David Smith, President and Chief Executive Officer, Associated Wholesale Grocers“We are delighted to welcome Dana Naifeh to AWG’s Board of Directors,” said David Smith, AWG President and Chief Executive Officer. “Her hands-on experience as an owner-operator in the highly competitive West Tennessee marketplace and her dedication to the industry and community involvement will make her an invaluable member of the board.”

Naifeh currently serves on the Tennessee Grocers Education Foundation Board of Trustees as Chairman-Elect. She also serves on the City of Covington Industrial Development Board.

Barry Queen, Chairman of the Board, Associated Wholesale Grocers“Dana is a great addition to the AWG Board,” said Barry Queen, Chairman of the Board of AWG. “I have personally known the Naifehs as fellow retailers and friends for many years, so I believe that her expertise and fresh perspective will represent AWG and the Mid-South Division well and contribute to our ongoing growth and leadership in the industry. I look forward to working alongside Dana and our other esteemed board members as we navigate the future of AWG.”

A hearty welcome to Dana Naifeh to her new role!

Associated Wholesale Grocers