Baton passes from father to daughter as Colleen Wegman is named Wegmans CEO


ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Danny Wegman on Wednesday announced that his daughter, Colleen Wegman, has been named president and CEO of Wegmans Food Markets. With the appointment, Danny Wegman will assume the title of chairman.

“I will continue in my role, but now as chairman of the company,” Danny Wegman said. “The time has come to create a structure for the future that will allow us to remain strong, vibrant and family-owned. I have no doubt that our company will be in good hands.”

Colleen Wegman joined Wegmans in 1991 and was named president in 2005 by the late Robert Wegman, her grandfather.

Wegmans Food Markets is a 92-store supermarket chain with stores in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, Maryland and Massachusetts. The family-owned company celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2016.

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