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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