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King Kullen Names Joseph W. Brown as New President and Chief Operating Officer and Bernard P. Kennedy as Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer, and Secretary

King Kullen Names Joseph W. Brown as New President and Chief Operating Officer and Bernard P. Kennedy as Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer, and Secretary


BETHPAGE, NY
Monday, June 7th, 2021

King Kullen is fortifying its leadership ring with several new additions. Recently, the retailer appointed Joseph W. Brown as its President and Chief Operating Officer. Additionally, Bernard P. Kennedy has been named as the retailer’s Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer, and Secretary.

Joseph W. Brown, President and Chief Operating Officer, King Kullen“King Kullen has been a part of my life for nearly 50 years. I have witnessed many changes within the supermarket industry during that time, but what has not changed is King Kullen’s commitment to its associates and customers and dedication to the communities in which it operates,” Brown said in a statement to Newsday.

This is the first time since the company’s inception 91 years ago that King Kullen has appointed a President who is not a member of the founder’s family, according to the news source.

King Kullen appointed Joseph W. Brown as its President and Chief Operating Officer and Bernard P. Kennedy as its Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer, and SecretaryBrown began his career as a produce clerk for King Kullen nearly five decades ago and was promoted from Executive Vice President to President and Chief Operating Officer following a vote by the retail chain’s Board of Directors.

Bernard P. Kennedy, Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer and Secretary, King KullenIn addition to this recent announcement, the grocer has also revealed it has promoted Bernard P. Kennedy from Senior Vice President of Corporate and Legal Affairs to Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer, and Secretary. Kennedy is the great-nephew of King Kullen Founder Michael J. Cullen.

These new appointments follow the announcement back in March that Brian C. Cullen and J. Donald Kennedy, the grandson and great-nephew of the founder, are planning to retire after 22 years in their roles as Co-Presidents and Co-Chief Operating Officers.

Congratulations to Joseph W. Brown and Bernard P. Kennedy as they take the next steps in their careers.

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