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Hy-Vee names chief data officer

Jason Buhrow will focus on innovation related to enterprise-wide data science, analysis and visualization for the Midwestern grocer.
Sandra Levy
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Hy-Vee is welcoming a new executive. Jason Buhrow has been named the company’s chief data officer, where he will oversee the development and governance of data strategy for the more than $11 billion company. Buhrow’s areas of focus also will include innovation in the area of enterprise-wide data science, analysis and visualization.

Buhrow previously was business technology vice president for FBL Financial Group. He also has held technology leadership positions at RSM US  and Berkley Technology Service, and has significant experience in retail, insurance, finance, non-profit and manufacturing. Buhrow holds a bachelor’s degree in management information systems from the University of Northern Iowa. He serves on the board of directors for NSEF and is an advisory member for 100 Men of Norwalk.

“We are excited to welcome Jason to the Hy-Vee family, and are confident that his extensive experience in information management and strategy will enable Hy-Vee to continue delivering amazing customer experiences by leveraging data and analytics,” said Randy Edeker, chairman of the board, CEO and president of Hy-Vee.

Buhrow starts in his new role at Hy-Vee on April 19.