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    Brookshire's Promotes 4 Leaders to VP

    Long-time BGC veterans recognized for significant contributions

    Brookshire Grocery Co. has promoted four key leaders to vice president positions. Rae Champagne was named VP, education and communications; Ginger McCullough, VP, training and change management; Dave Moss, VP, merchandising; and Ozzie Osborne, VP, facility services.

    “I am extremely proud of each of these leaders and their accomplishments,” said Rick Rayford, president and CEO. “Each has worked diligently to move the company forward in their respective area, and I look forward to the continued vision and direction they will bring.”

    Champagne (left), most recently director of education and communications, is a 12-year veteran of BGC who assumed leadership of internal communications, including publications, the employee portal, video/photography and employee recognition programs, in 2010. Last year, external communications and education were added, including public relations, customer service, donations, and Brookshire’s World of Wildlife Museum, as well as academic programs, internships, scholarship opportunities and college recruiting.

    McCullough (right), most recently director of training and change management, has 30 years of experience with BGC and has served in various retail and human resources leadership roles. She established the training and change department in 2010 and has pioneered this new area of the company, including the addition of the retail training specialist and store trainer roles and implementation of change management methodology.

    Moss (left), most recently director of merchandising and space management, began his grocery career with another supermarket chain 36 years ago and has worked in various roles in retail, including store management, buying and advertising. He started with BGC in 1992 as a private label merchandiser and helped establish the retail merchandising function, working his way up the ranks to become director of the area in 2006. In late 2008, he stepped away from the merchandising area to serve as project manager for the development of the FRESH by Brookshire’s store, from its inception to its opening in 2010.

    Osborne (right), formerly director of facility services, joined BGC in 2011 with 22 years of experience at Florida-based Publix Supermarkets, Inc. where he worked in various roles including technology services, telecommunication and facility services. As director of facility services at Publix, he was responsible for the refrigeration program, signage and cabinet manufacturing, supplier management and support planning, maintenance and strategic planning for more than 1000 grocery stores. As director of facility services with BGC, he has overseen store design, construction, capital equipment purchasing and maintenance for all retail stores and some corporate facilities.

    Tyler, Texas-based BGC operates 152 stores in three states -- Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas -- with three distribution centers and seven manufacturing facilities.

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