Academy of Food Marketing Announces Appointment of Six New Members

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Monday, December 27, 2010

PHILADELPHIA (October 25, 2010) – The Saint Joseph’s University Academy of Food Marketing has announced the appointment of six new members to its board.

The Academy, established in 1962, provides food marketing students with industry-specific education and career opportunities. Services such as scholarship aid, counseling, recruiting, internships and cooperative education are also provided by the academy.

The term of appointment is three years.

Dave Jones, Kellogg USA Jones is the vice president for industry initiatives and is responsible for trade advertising for Kellogg USA. He brings over 20 years of food marketing experience to the board, having started with Kellogg USA in 1986.

Robert E. Hill Jr., Acosta Inc. Hill is the president and CEO of Acosta Inc., a full-service sales and marketing agency providing outsourced headquarter sales, retail merchandising, marketing, and customer support services to consumer packaged goods companies. He was previously the president of Siler Brokerage.

Jeffery Brown, Brown’s Super Stores, Inc. Brown is the founder, president and CEO of Brown’s Super Stores, Inc., a supermarket chain trading under the ShopRite banner. Brown was recently recognized by the National Grocers Association as the 2010 recipient of the Thomas K. Zaucha Entrepreneurial Excellence Award, a top national honor in the grocer industry.

Jeffrey Martin, Ahold USA Martin is the executive vice president of merchandising and marketing for Ahold USA. Previously, he was a 30-year veteran with GIANT Food Stores, having held the position of executive vice president for sales and merchandising.

Tom McAloon, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. McAloon is the metro Philadelphia/greater New Jersey regional general manager for Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Prior to joining Wal-Mart, he was the director of finance for Genuardi Family Markets and the CFO for Quick Chek Food Stores.

J.M. Procacci, Procacci Brothers Sales Corporation Procacci is the chief operating officer for Procacci Brothers Sales Corporation, a produce wholesaler/distributor with headquarters in Philadelphia.  He also serves as the chief operating officer for Santa Sweets Inc., the largest grower of organic tomatoes in the United States.


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Carolyn Steigleman, Director of Communications, Haub School of Business, University Communications, 610-660-1355,



As Philadelphia's Jesuit, Catholic University, founded by the Society of Jesus in 1851, Saint Joseph's University provides a rigorous, student-centered education rooted in the liberal arts. SJU ranks as a top university in the Northeast, with a Phi Beta Kappa chapter in the College of Arts and Sciences and AACSB accreditation of the  Erivan K. Haub School of Business. The University is also deeply committed to the Jesuit tradition of scholarship and service, earning a place on the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll and the community engagement classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. With courses offered on campus and online, SJU prepares its more than 8,000 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students to lead lives of personal excellence, professional success and engaged citizenship.


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