Albertsons names Mayes SVP external affairs, chief diversity officer

BOISE, Idaho — Albertsons on Friday appointed Jonathan Mayes to the post of SVP external affairs and chief diversity officer. In his new role, he will head up the company’s diversity and inclusion efforts, as well as its government relationships, philanthropy and sustainability departments.

Christopher Mayes

“As one of the largest employers in the U.S., Albertsons Companies has a responsibility to grow a workforce that reflects the rich diversity of the communities we serve and to have a positive and transformative impact on them,” Albertsons chairman and CEO Bob Miller. “Diversity is vital to who we are as a company and I am pleased to have found someone within our team who champions our culture and values.”

Mayes began his career as senior counsel at American Stores in 1991, joining Sageway in 1994 and being promoted to the position of director of government relations. In 2010 he became SVP public affairs, government relations, sustainability and diversity affairs, which he held following the company’s 2015 merger with Albertsons

“I am honored to take on this role and looking forward to continuing to elevate Albertsons Companies’ outreach, growth and leadership through an even stronger focus on diversity,” Mayes said. “Albertsons Companies has developed a corporate culture that fosters different values, ideas and backgrounds, providing a firm foundation that will enable us to continue to attract a diverse set of talent and help our stores better engage with the local communities we serve.”

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