A strategic addition has been made to Heritage Grocers Group’s (HGG) Board of Directors. The retailer has named DeAnn Brunts to this central leadership team, who brings with her more than three decades of executive experience.
“I am very pleased to join the Board of Directors at HGG and am eager to help drive the company forward as it continues to strategically expand and explore new locations and growth,” added Brunts. “HGG provides a unique and important offer to its customers who want specialized, authentic products reflective of their communities and tradition, and I look forward to working with Doug and team and leveraging my skills and experience to make an immediate, positive impact.”
Brunts’ executive experience spans operational, strategic, and financial management, according to a release. She is an expert in risk management and governance, having previously served as Chief Financial Officer of Benson Hill, in addition to numerous other CFO and Business Unit Leader roles in the retail, food, consumer goods, manufacturing, distribution, and service industries.
Additionally, Brunts served as a partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC), where she led various initiatives related to IPOs and M&A. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for B&G Foods, a position she has held since 2015; Benson Hill (since 2020); and Claire’s Holdings (since 2021). She earned an MBA in Finance and Operations Management from The Wharton School and a BSBA in Accounting from the University of Missouri in St. Louis.
“We are thrilled to bring DeAnn onto HGG’s Board of Directors and look forward to all that her expertise and senior knowledge will bring to the company,” said Doug Sanders, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Heritage Grocers Group. “HGG strives to deliver an exceptional shopping experience for all our customers, while also focusing on working with the best possible partners to achieve our goals. DeAnn’s extensive experience across a variety of financial leadership positions makes her the perfect fit to join our Board, and we’re very pleased to have her.”
We wish the best of luck to DeAnn Brunts as she enters this new role!