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Associated Food Stores Names New Executive Vice Presidents

Associated Food Stores
Travis Boman and Justin Atwater

Salt Lake City, Utah-based Associated Food Stores has named two new EVPs, following the recent appointment of David Rice as president and CEO of the 82-year-old company. 

Justin Atwater, who also serves as general counsel, and Travis Boman, who serves as CFO, have added EVP to their titles. 

“Justin and Travis are incredibly important parts of our executive leadership team,” Rice said. “We are extremely grateful for their expertise, leadership and commitment to the member owners of Associated Food Stores and look forward to their continued contributions to our overall success as we strive to fulfill our mission and goals.” 

Atwater and Boman join Roger White, EVP and COO, in making up the executive committee for the company and will work closely with Rice to drive the wholesaler’s key initiatives and  projects. 

Atwater joined Associated Food Stores in 2020. Prior to joining AFS, Atwater served as the inaugural director of the Utah Lands Trust Protection and Advocacy Office and general counsel to Utah’s highest volume retail and commercial development firm.

Boman has been with Associated Food Stores for more than 16 years and worked previously for Deloitte & Touche in Salt Lake City as a manager in the firm’s audit and assurance services practice. 

Associated Food Stores is an independent retailer-owned wholesaler based, providing complete warehousing, distribution and logistical solutions and retail services to about 500 grocers throughout the Intermountain West. Started in 1940, members of Associated Food Stores continue fulfilling the mission of the original member owners more than 80 years later.

For more information about Associated Food Stores, visit afstores.com.

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