The Kroger Houston division announced Teresa Dickerson, formerly corporate affairs manager for the organization’s Delta-Memphis division, will now lead corporate affairs, including internal and external, reputation communications, government and community relations for the Houston, Texas, division. The division includes 108 stores in the Greater Houston area and Louisiana.
Dickerson joined The Kroger Co. in 2014 and has more than 20 years of experience in communications, public relations and community marketing.
“Our Houston division is in good hands with Teresa at the helm, stewarding the incredible work done every day by our associates and community partners,” said Laura Gump, president of the Houston division. “Our team will benefit from her expertise, and I look forward to working alongside her to grow our efforts in the Houston and Louisiana communities.”
Prior to joining Kroger, she spent 12 seasons with the Memphis Grizzlies of the National Basketball Association. There, she served as director of community investments, leading the team’s outreach strategy and cause-marketing campaigns.
“I am excited to join the Houston division to connect with our associates, customers and communities on a deeper level while inspiring more action, doing more good and reaching more people,” Dickerson said. “My goal is to continue the impactful work Kroger supports in the Houston area and beyond and propel Kroger’s promise of providing fresh food for everyone.”
Dickerson currently serves on the Women’s Foundation of Greater Memphis Board of Directors. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from The University of Memphis and a masters degree in education from Virginia Commonwealth University.
“Dickerson has been an incredible leader at Kroger for nearly eight years,” said Keith Dailey, Kroger’s group VP of corporate affairs. “She excels at building and cultivating relationships, and I am confident her knowledge and skills will enable her to offer a fresh perspective that further elevates Kroger’s story in the Houston and Louisiana communities.”
The Kroger Co. is comprised of nearly half a million employees who serve more than nine million customers daily through a digital shopping experience and 2,800 retail food stores under a variety of banner names.
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