Jacksonville, Florida-based Southeastern Grocers Inc. is commemorating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month by celebrating the achievements and contributions of one of its executive leaders.
Raymond Rhee began his career with SEG 35 years ago as a bagger at Winn-Dixie and has held various positions of responsibility in retail operations, accounting, strategic planning and finance. Since he assumed the role of SEG’s chief people officer, Rhee has made contributions to the grocer’s people team, spearheading efforts to create a more inclusive and diverse workplace and implementing initiatives to support AAPI employees.
“As we celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, we’re honored to acknowledge the outstanding achievements of our Chief People Officer Raymond Rhee,” said Anthony Hucker, president and CEO.
“Raymond personifies our people-first culture with his dedication to being a Reliable, Empathetic, Accountable Leader (R.E.A.L.), along with his steadfast commitment to developing associates to be R.E.A.L., too. His leadership, diligence, unique perspective and unwavering efforts to support our associates and strengthen our company have been instrumental to the enrichment of our workplace culture.”
As chief people officer, Rhee leads SEG’s human resources strategy in building a culture that fosters belonging, inclusion and diversity. He oversees talent acquisition and management, organizational development, training, leadership development, associate relations, compensation and benefits.
Rhee also serves as the president of SEG’s charitable arm, the SEG Gives Foundation. He is committed to driving SEG’s culture of giving back and supporting local communities within the grocer’s five-state footprint and beyond. Additionally, Rhee is the executive sponsor to the grocer’s employee resource group Asians and Pacific Islanders for Resource and Education.
“As an Asian American, I am proud to be part of a company that celebrates diversity. As a people-first organization, we are committed to ensuring every associate feels seen, heard and supported in their professional journey,” Rhee said.
“Our unique experiences and perspectives are valuable assets, and by embracing diversity and equity, we can create a more vibrant and dynamic workplace. It is an honor to work alongside a team that shares this vision and recognizes the importance of celebrating our differences.”
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