Tyler, Texas-based Brookshire Grocery Co. (BGC) has promoted Suzanne Osbourn to VP, partner relations and development, and Jason Cooper to VP, corporate development and real estate.
Osbourn is a 36-year BGC employee who has led employee relations since 2016, most recently as director. She now leads the newly consolidated areas of partner relations, benefits and training and development.
Osbourn began her career in 1983 as a cashier in a Brookshire’s store in Greenville, Texas. She worked her way up to various leadership roles in retail and HR, including assistant store manager and HR manager.
Cooper has been with the company for 21 years, serving as director of business development since April 2018. His areas of responsibility include real estate, government relations, compliance and food safety.
Cooper is actively involved in the industry, serving on the board of directors for various retail associations in Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas, as well as on committees for the National Grocers Association and Food Marketing Institute.
Cooper also is a member of University of Texas at Tyler’s Business Advisory Council and the Tyler Economic Development Council board of directors.
“We are excited to have Jason and Suzanne serving in these roles,” said BGC Chairman and CEO Brad Brookshire. “We look forward to their continued leadership in driving our mission to create and deliver exceptional experiences and value to our customers through our core values.”
BGC is a regional family-owned grocery business that operates more than 170 stores in Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas and three distribution centers. The company has been in operation since 1928.