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Wisconsin Grocers Association Board Elects New Officers

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The Wisconsin Grocers Association has elected Jim Hyland, Bob Jaskolski and Kevin Metcalfe to serve on its board of directors. 

WGA officers serve for a term of one year. At each of the WGA board meetings, the group reviews programs and activities of the association, including events, membership programs, services and member benefits and government affairs efforts. The board oversees the association’s finances, personal matters, communications and additional operating activities. 

Hyland has been named chairman. He is the VP of communications and public affairs for Roundy’s Supermarkets Inc., a subsidiary of the Kroger Co., and he is the chief spokesperson for the company. Roundy’s operates 150 retail grocery stores under the Pick ’n Save, Metro Market, and Mariano’s retail banners in Wisconsin and Illinois.

Hyland combines a financial background with over 30 years’ experience in designing and executing communications strategies for Fortune 500 and 1000 industry-leading companies.  

Jaskolski will serve as vice chairman for the Wisconsin Grocers Association. Jaskolski is currently the president and CEO at T.A. Solberg Co. Inc., where he is responsible for eight store locations and many businesses that make up the T.A. Solberg Company. Prior to his position there, he held a variety of positions at Supervalu over 30 years.

Jaskolski also serves on the board of directors for the National Grocers Association and chairs the audit committee.  

Metcalfe has been selected as the secretary and treasurer. Mercalfe is VP and owner of Metcalfe’s Market.

Metcalfe started his career in the family grocery business as a fourth generation grocer in 1989. He is also a member of the Wisconsin Realtors Association and is past president of the Monona Exchange Club.

Metcalfe was named the Wisconsin Grocers Association “Grocer of the Year” in 2012 and has been active in the Monona community as a former city alder, planning commission co-chair and chamber board member.  

The Wisconsin Grocers Association is a statewide trade group representing retail, wholesale, suppliers and vendors in the grocery industry. According to the Food Marketing Institute’s 2017 Economic Impact Statements, Wisconsin’s grocery industry employs more than 150,000 people and has a total economic impact of more than $15.6 billion.

For more information, visit wisconsingrocers.com.

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