Academy of Food Marketing’s Board of Governors Elects New Members

Monday, July 1, 2013

PHILADELPHIA (June 28, 2013)—Saint Joseph’s University has elected new industry leaders to the Academy of Food Marketing’s Board of Governors. Judy Spires, the president and CEO of Kings Super Markets, has been elected chair. She will replace John Machuzick, an executive leader with General Mills. Spires was formerly the vice chair to the board. Michael Rothwell, the vice president and general manager of Pennington Quality Markets, has been elected vice chair/treasurer. Michael Kelly, the vice president of C&S Wholesale Grocers Inc., has been elected vice chair.

The Academy of Food Marketing’s Board of Governors has also added four new members: John Foley, corporate operations vice president of Walgreens,; Tom Gallagher, executive vice president of operations at BJ’s Wholesale Clubs (retired); Gary Philbin, president and chief operating officer of Dollar Tree; and Michael P. Senackerib, senior vice president and chief marketing officer of Campbell Soup Company.

Founded in 1962, Saint Joseph's Academy of Food Marketing is a source of scholarship, placement, curriculum input and resource support for food marketing majors at the University. 

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