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WAFC Elects 2024-25 Board Of Directors’ Leadership Team

WAFC 2024-25 Board of Directors
WAFC 2024-25 Board of Directors

The Western Association of Food Chains (WAFC) recently elected its new board of directors’ leadership team at its annual convention held in Aurora, Colorado. 

Nancy Lebold, CEO of New Seasons Market in Portland, Oregon, has been appointed as president and chairperson of the board of directors. She takes over the position from Paul Gianetto, SVP of sales and merchandising at Raley’s in West Sacramento, California.

Kevin Lovell, SVP of operations of Albertsons/Safeway NorCal, will advance from treasurer to serve as VP. 

Additionally, Rebecca Calvin, SVP and chief marketing officer for Stater Bros. Markets, is appointed as treasurer, stepping up from her prior role as secretary. 

Wendy Coldesina, VP and general merchandise manager of Costco Wholesale, will take on the position of secretary. Each officer will embark on a one-year term to continue the mission and vision of the WAFC. 

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Gianetto expressed his gratitude and optimism, saying, “It has been an absolute pleasure to serve the WAFC alongside such dedicated industry professionals. I offer my heartfelt congratulations to Nancy on her new role. Her commitment and innovative perspective have  greatly contributed to our shared efforts to advance the role of the WAFC in attracting, retaining and developing professionals through our educational and leadership initiatives, and I’m confident that – under Nancy’s leadership – the food industry will further transform and become a career destination for many.” 

Lebold offered her thanks to the WAFC community. 

“I am deeply honored by the trust placed in me by the WAFC. My involvement with this incredible organization has profoundly impacted my professional journey. Attending the 16-week USC Marshall School of Business Food Industry Management Program in 2015 was a pivotal moment that reshaped my career trajectory, goals and approach to mentorship, and I’m eager to foster that same transformative experience for others.”

About WAFC

The Western Association of Food Chains (WAFC) is a member-driven organization aimed at promoting the grocery industry’s role as an anchor of career opportunities. With an emphasis on education and leadership development, the WAFC provides programs, scholarships and resources to its members. 

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