Personnel Appointments: May 2019


Georgia-Pacific, Atlanta

Justin Honaman was named Georgia-Pacific vice president, data, analytics and digital transformation. He leads the advanced analytics and insights, master data management, procurement/sourcing technology, and digital core teams within strategic sourcing and procurement. Honaman was previously managing director, digital technology, at Accenture. His background has largely focused on data/analytics and digital capabilities within the consumer goods, manufacturing and retail sectors. Honaman has led global transformation programs from the industry, management consulting and technology perspectives.

PepsiCo, Purchase, New York

Steven Williams, former senior vice president and chief commercial officer for Frito-Lay’s U.S. operations, was appointed CEO of PepsiCo Foods North America, which includes Frito-Lay North America and Quaker Foods North America. He replaces Vivek Sanakran.


Albertsons Cos., Boise, Idaho

Vivek Sanakran was named Albertsons Cos. president and CEO. He succeeds Jim Donald, who will continue as co-chairman of the board with Leonard Laufer. Sanakran’s experience encompasses CPG, retail, manufacturing, logistics, technology, and research and development.

Shoe Carnival, Evansville, Indiana

Deb Hannah was named Shoe Carnival vice president of marketing. She previously was Kellogg Co. vice president of shopper marketing and scale promotions. Hannah also held roles at Starbucks and Kimberly-Clark.

Walmart, Bentonville, Arkansas

Katie Finnegan, principal of Walmart’s incubation arm Store No. 8, departed the company after more than seven years. She co-founded Store No. 8, which, through startups, explores how new retail technologies can transform Walmart’s consumer shopping into a next-gen experience.


Ripple Street, Irvington, New York

After eight years leading marketing and sales at Ripple Street (formerly House Party), Kerry Lyons was promoted to CEO. Lyons is focused on helping brands create authentic human connections in an increasingly digital world and proving the ROI of peer influencers. Her other duties include bridging the gap between the online, in-home and retail experience and growing consumer connections through branded communities on the Ripple Street platform.

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Charlie Menchaca

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