Personnel Appointments: May 2021



Dole Packaged Foods, Westlake Village, California

JC Dalto was named president and managing director, Americas, to succeed Brad Bartlett, who retired at the end of 2020. Dalto has more than three decades of CPG experience and spent more than half of his career with nutrition and wellness companies around the world. Also joining the organization is Orzse Hodi as VP of marketing. She previously served as VP of marketing and innovation at Foster Farms.

Kimberly-Clark, Dallas

Former McKinsey partner Paula Ramos was appointed chief strategy officer, becoming the first Latina to serve on the company’s executive team.


Jessica Hauff became the company’s first-ever general manager of e-commerce. She previously served as L’Oreal USA’s senior VP, e-commerce acceleration and data activation. Hauff is tasked with leading teams of cross-functional associates dedicated to accelerating the company’s digital commerce presence and online business, while also ensuring a seamless shopping experience across all channels. Travis Reaves, former Tractor Supply Co. VP, strategy and development, was named vp, strategy and growth transformation.


BJ’s Wholesale Club, Westborough, Massachusetts

Bob Eddy, EVP, chief administrative and financial officer, was named interim CEO following the sudden passing of Lee Delaney.

Dollar General, Goodlettsville, Tennessee

The following executives were promoted: Rod West to SVP, distribution; Angela Martin to VP, customer insights and branding; Shareeka Meadows and Pooh Vichidvongsa to VP, division merchandise manager; Nick Snow to VP, decision science and analytics; Denine Torr to VP, corporate social responsibility/philanthropy; and Jeff Vaughan to VP, channel innovation.

The Giant Co., Carlisle, Pennsylvania

Glennis Harris was named SVP of customer experience to succeed John Ponnett, who retired in April. The former Ross Stores regional VP oversees all Giant Co. stores and the company’s e-commerce fulfillment centers, as well as asset protection and safety, delivery operations and store support.


Kroger, Cincinnati

EVP and COO Mike Donnelly is retiring this spring after 42 years with the retailer. A succession plan is forthcoming.


Ibotta, Denver

Sunit Patel, former EVP, merger and integration at T-Mobile, was named CFO. He is responsible for leading all aspects of finance, accounting and investor relations.

WestRock, Atlanta

David Sewell was appointed president and CEO to succeed Steven Voorhees, who stepped down in March for health reasons. Sewell previously served as The Sherwin Williams Co.’s president and COO.