Mark Panzer, senior VP of pharmacy, health and wellness at Albertsons, was elected treasurer. Gourlay and Panzer will serve a one-year term. Besides Panzer, also newly elected to the executive committee was Carmen Bauza, senior VP and general merchandise manager at Walmart.
New NACDS board members elected to three-year terms were Rick Keyes, president of Meijer Inc.; Chris Lane, senior VP at Wakefern Food Corp./ShopRite; Andre Persaud, executive VP of retail at Shopko Stores Operating Co.; George Riedl, president of health and wellness at Walmart; David Vucurevich, chief operating officer at Genoa; and Panzer.
NACDS president and CEO Steve Anderson welcomed Martin Otto, chief merchant and CFO at H-E-B, as the association’s new chairman.
“Martin has generously and energetically contributed his leadership to NACDS as a member of the board and as an officer, and the entire H-E-B team has a legacy of strong engagement in all facets of NACDS’ work,” said Anderson.