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Gelson's Markets appoints Sue Klug to board

Christian Fernsby | Encino, Ca., USA | July 15, 2019
Sue KlugGelson's Markets, an opreator of specialty grocery stores, has strengthened its board of directors with the addition of Sue Klug.
Ms. Klug currently serves as Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer for Republic Services.

Prior to her appointment to this position in 2016, Ms. Klug spent more than 30 years in leadership positions with some of the nation's largest supermarket retailers.

Ms. Klug served as Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer of Unified Grocers, from 2012 to 2016.

Prior to that, she spent nearly a decade with Albertsons, including five years as president of Albertsons Southern California Division, where she was responsible for the operations and financial performance of all 248 Albertsons stores in California and Nevada.

Earlier in her career, she was a senior executive role for Safeway, overseeing sales and marketing for all 330 Vons and Pavilions stores in Southern California and Southern Nevada.

Ms. Klug's previous industry board experience includes the Independent Grocers Alliance (IGA) in Chicago and Western Association of Food Chains in L.A. County, where she served as its first female president and chairperson.

Ms. Klug has been recognized with numerous industry honors, including Progressive Grocer's Top Women in Industry, Food Industry Manager's Sales Club's Top Woman in Industry, and Shelby Report of the West's Woman Executive of the Year.