Grand Rapids, Michigan-based SpartanNash has promoted Adrienne Chance to SVP of communications. Chance was hired in April 2021 as VP of communications, reporting to Tony Sarsam, president and CEO.
She will lead the vision, strategy and implementation of SpartanNash’s approach to purpose-driven internal and external communications and serve as executive director of the SpartanNash Foundation.
“SpartanNash is proud to invest in and continuously enhance our communication as a critical component of our People First culture,” Sarsam said. “Adrienne and her team play a fundamental role in the execution of our company strategy, and they have demonstrated measurable results as we build employee engagement internally and brand awareness externally.”
Since joining SpartanNash, Chance has helped lead the implementation and rollout of Our Winning Recipe, has supported the board of directors to develop a more robust strategy for environmental, social and governance initiatives, established new channels for communication for employees, business partners and other key stakeholders, including town halls and large-scale events and has led fundraising and disaster response for the company’s community partners.
Prior to SpartanNash, Chance served as senior director of corporate communications for the Borden Dairy Co. She also established the communications department and served as director of corporate communications for Topgolf Entertainment Group, which earned her recognition as a 2017 Top Woman in PR by PR News.
In 2021, Chance was recognized as a “40 Under 40” leader by the Public Relations Society of America’s Dallas chapter and as a “Woman of Influence” by The Shelby Report. Chance is a graduate of the University of Florida.
SpartanNash’s core businesses include distributing grocery products to a diverse group of independent and chain retailers, its corporate-owned retail stores and U.S. military commissaries and exchanges; as well as operating a premier fresh produce distribution network and the Our Family brand.
The company owns 145 supermarkets – primarily under the banners of Family Fare, Martin’s Super Markets and D&W Fresh Market – and shares its operational insights to drive solutions for SpartanNash food retail customers.
For more information, visit spartannash.com.