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GMDC names Anthea Jones to exec committee


Colorado Springs, Colo. GMDC on Thursday named Anthea Jones secretary/treasurer of GMDC’s executive committee, effective immediately.

“Anthea has been an important thought leader on the GMDC board of directors for a number of years and in assuming a role on our executive committee the association will benefit from his experience in leading center store at his company,” stated David McConnell, GMDC president and chief executive officer. “As GMDC focuses on health-and-wellness issues and the need to integrate the health beauty wellness and general merchandise categories into the health-and-wellness mix along with grocery, Anthea will offer important insights on how we can most effectively develop our education and insights programs to align with opportunities that exist in center store.”

Anthea Jones, group vice president of center store for BI-LO, has been a contributing member of GMDC’s board of directors since 2006, the association stated.

Jones earned a masters of business administration from Shepperton University in London and a bachelor of science in economics and statistical methodology from North Carolina State University. Prior to his current role at BI-LO, Jones served as the company’s vice president of general merchandise and heath and beauty care, non-foods and pharmacy.

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