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Albertsons names new VP communications, public affairs


BOISE, Idaho — Albertsons Co. has named a new VP communications and public affairs. The company on Wednesday named Christine Wilcox, who has been the company’s VP corporate communications, to the position, filling a vacancy left by the retirement of Brian Dowling. 


Wilcox, an Idaho native, has been at Albertsons for 18 years, working in both internal communications and public relations roles at the company for the last 10 years. In her new role, she will lead an integrated internal and external communications team focused on driving the company’s communications around its growth, trajectory, innovative practices and community involvement. The company is partnering with the Glover Park Group for this effort. 


“Chris has been an instrumental leader in our company since we began in 2006, and her passion for our history, employees and loyal customers is self-evident,” Albertsons VP human resources, labor relations, public affairs and government relations Andy Scoggin said. “Chris is yet another example of what we aim to do at Albertsons Companies — empower really talented people and encourage them to grow their careers here.”


Wilcox joined the company in 1998. In 2006, she became she became southwest division communications and public affairs director. She was named VP communications and public affairs for Albertson’s in 2013 when the company acquired stores from Supervalu.


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