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Brookshire Grocery Co. Promotes Four To VP

Last updated on October 28th, 2013 at 12:05 pm

Brookshire Grocery Co., based in Tyler, Texas, has promoted four employees to VP.

Rae Champagne is now VP-education and communications; Ginger McCullough is VP-training and change management; Dave Moss is VP-merchandising; and Ozzie Osborne is VP-facility services.

Rae Champagne
Rae Champagne

Champagne, most recently director of education and communications, is a 12-year employee who assumed leadership of internal communications, including publications, the employee portal, videophotography and employee recognition programs, in 2010. Last year, external communications and education were added, including public relations, customer service, donations, and Brookshire’s World of Wildlife Museum, as well as academic programs, internships, scholarship opportunities and college recruiting. Prior to joining BGC, Champagne was a professor of English and holds bachelor degrees in both English and journalism, a master’s degree in English and a PhD in literature.


Ginger McCullough
Ginger McCullough

McCullough, most recently director of training and change management, has 30 years of experience with BGC and has served in various retail and human resources leadership roles. She established the training and change department in 2010 and has pioneered this new area of the company, including the addition of the retail training specialist and store trainer roles and implementation of change management methodology. She holds a professional certification in human resources (PHR), is certified in change management, and soon will complete her bachelor’s degree in business management.

Moss, most recently director of merchandising and space management, began his grocery career with another supermarket chain 36 years ago and has worked in various roles in retail, including store management, buying and advertising. He started with BGC in 1992 as a private label merchandiser and helped establish the retail merchandising function, working his way up the ranks to become director of the area in 2006. In late 2008, Moss stepped away from the merchandising area to serve as project manager for the development of the Fresh by Brookshire’s store, from its inception to its opening in 2010.

Dave Moss
Dave Moss

Osborne, most recently director of facility services, joined BGC in 2011 with 22 years of experience at Florida-based Publix Super Markets Inc. where he worked in various roles including technology services, telecommunication and facility services. As director of facility services at Publix, Osborne was responsible for the refrigeration program, signage and cabinet manufacturing, supplier management and support planning, maintenance and strategic planning for more than 1,000 grocery stores. As director of facility services with BGC, he has overseen store design, construction, capital equipment purchasing and maintenance for all retail stores and some corporate facilities.

Ozzie Osborne
Ozzie Osborne

“I am extremely proud of each of these leaders and their accomplishments,” said Rick Rayford, president and CEO. “Each has worked diligently to move the company forward in their respective area, and I look forward to the continued vision and direction they will bring.”

Brookshire Grocery Co., in operation since 1928, operates 152 stores in three states—Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas—with three distribution centers and seven manufacturing facilities.

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