Associated Wholesale Grocers’ Randy Berry, SVP and chief information officer, retired in April after 38 years of dedicated service. Shelly Moore joined the company on May 3, as Berry’s successor. She also will be a member of the executive leadership team.
“When Randy started with the company in 1983, neither Randy nor AWG probably realized the relationship that had just started,” said Gary Koch, CFO. “His employment with AWG put into motion a series of events that would culminate in his influence and leadership of, as well as collaboration with, an astounding number of employees, along with our valued members and trading partners. Randy’s contributions of wisdom, perspective and loyalty to this company will be greatly missed and have been sincerely appreciated by those of us fortunate to have served with him.”
Berry started in the Kansas City Division accounting department and moved to corporate roles in internal audit and corporate accounting. He established the business systems group and transitioned to information technology, serving in progressive leadership positions. In 2014, he was promoted to VP of information technology and then named SVP and chief information officer and became a member of the executive leadership team in 2017.
Commenting on Moore’s new role as SVP and chief information officer, Koch said, “Her impressive career growth from consulting and analytics, managing strategic and tactical business projects, directing various technical initiatives, support and delivery teams and business critical initiatives made her an excellent candidate. Her leadership will help support the needs of our business operations and strategic initiatives.”
Moore comes to AWG from Yellow, where she served as the VP of IT infrastructure and security. In that role, she led the development of the IT infrastructure strategy and roadmap to optimize infrastructure, support and security services. Prior to her most recent role, Moore held positions of increasing responsibilities at Payless ShoeSource, SuperValu/Albertsons and Ernst & Young/Cap Gemini Consulting.
Her diverse background in the grocery, retail, production agriculture and logistics industries is a solid baseline for success at AWG. She’s played critical roles in the retail supermarket industry leading large teams that delivered solution roadmaps and strategy, business process redesign, price and promotion optimization initiatives and focused improvements in marketing, merchandising, supply chain and retail operations. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire, and obtained her certified public accountant certificate in Minnesota.