SJU Academy of Food Marketing Names Industry Leaders to its Board of Governors

Thursday, October 24, 2013

PHILADELPHIA (October 24, 2013) – The Academy of Food Marketing at Saint Joseph’s University recently appointed two new members to its Board of Governors. David E. Dudick, senior vice president and president of Convenience & Foodservice Division for General Mills, and Julie Murphy, senior vice president of New England Operations for Walmart, join the 38 other board members, comprised of senior level executives from the food industry, to provide strategic direction, counsel, planning and financial support to the Academy.

In his role at General Mills, Dudick is responsible for the distribution and sales of General Mills brands and products across multiple business channels including foodservice distributors, restaurant accounts, convenience stores, vending, schools and bakeries. Prior to his current position, he served as senior vice president, president of U.S. Channels in the consumer sales division. Dudick received his undergraduate degree from Wilkes University, his master’s degree from SJU, and a juris doctorate from Temple University.

Murphy oversees all of the operations of the New England Division of Walmart U.S., which consists of 120,000 associates and approximately 435 stores in nine states. Throughout her career with the company, she has held numerous roles including regional general manager/vice president, and divisional senior vice president. Murphy is a member of the National 4-H Board of Directors, Dress for Success Worldwide Board of Directors, and also serves on the Walmart Women’s Officer Caucus and the Walmart Women’s Resource Council.

The Academy of Food Marketing at Saint Joseph’s University was established in 1962 to promote and support the concept of a food marketing education within the food industry. Its focus is to maintain critical links between industry, the Department of Food Marketing, and students through services such as scholarship aid, employment and internship opportunities, and cooperative education.

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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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