Personnel Appointments: March/April 2021

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03/22/2021

BRAND MARKETERS

Smithfield Foods, Smithfield, Virginia

Russ Dokken, former EVP, U.S. packaged meats, was appointed chief sales officer. He is responsible for aligning sales, marketing, product innovation and business management initiatives. Dokken began his career in 1986 with John Morrell Food Group, a former independent operating company, where he held various positions in sales until it was acquired by Smithfield in 1995.

RETAILERS

Target, Minneapolis

Rick Gomez was named EVP and chief food and beverage officer. Gomez, who has been with Target since 2013, most recently served as the company’s chief marketing, digital and strategy officer. He succeeds Stephanie Lundquist, who is leaving the company but will remain in an advisory role through the spring.

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Target, Minneapolis

Rosalind Brewer was named CEO, making her the only Black woman to lead a Fortune 500 company. She succeeds Stefano Pessina, who will transition to the role of executive chairman of the WBA board of directors. Brewer previously served as Starbucks Corp.’s chief operating officer, group president. She also served as president and CEO of Sam’s Club.

SOLUTION PROVIDERS

Bold Strategies, Rogers, Arkansas

Chase Carter was hired as director of creative and web development. Carter is an experienced leader with an extensive background in user experience design with brands including Walt Disney, Walmart and DreamWorks. The hire supports the rapid growth of the consultancy’s direct-to-consumer practice.

Fetch Rewards, Madison, Wisconsin

Nupur Sadiwala, former CFO of digital sales platform Reebonz, was named to the same position at Fetch. She plays a critical part in building out the company’s financial systems to drive business performance and is a key contributor to the overall strategy development. Prior to Reebonz, she was a VP in the investment banking group at Goldman Sachs.

Mosaic, Chicago

Jason Dubroy was appointed SVP, commerce and experience. He works with the North American retail and shopper marketing team to develop digitally driven, integrated commerce programs that build brands and drive business results for Mosaic’s clients. Additionally, Dubroy plays a key role in agency leadership, operations and new business development.

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PureRED, Atlanta

Amy Reach was named CEO permanently after serving as president and acting CEO since July 2020. She has more than 25 years of experience in building successful consumer product, retail and marketing technology strategies.

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