Hy-Vee names COO, pharmacy innovation exec

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WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Hy-Vee Inc. executive vice president and chief retail officer Jay Marshall has been named chief operating officer, becoming only the fourth person in the company’s history to hold that title.

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Mike Agostino

Marshall will retain all responsibility for retail operations and store development and will assume responsibility for all merchandising areas in the coming months, according to chairman, president and chief executive officer Randy Edeker.

Marshall is a 23-year veteran of the employee-owned company, where he has held positions of increasing responsibility. He serves on the executive committee and is a permanent member of the board of ­directors.

The company also announced that Mike Agostino has been appointed vice president of pharmacy innovation and business development, which is a newly created position. Agostino had been president of Amber Pharmacy/Hy-Vee Pharmacy Solutions. In his new position Agostino will collaborate with Hy-Vee’s health and wellness teams to create programs and initiatives that are designed to promote the ­Hy-Vee brand.

Hy-Vee also confirmed the January 1 retirement of Bob Egeland, vice president of pharmacy. Egeland was also recently selected as one of several recipients of Hy-Vee’s 2015 Chairman’s Spirit of Hy-Vee Award.

At the recent year-end stockholders’ meeting, the Hy-Vee board of directors for 2016 also was announced. The 17-member board includes eight new directors who were each elected to a yearlong term.

Twelve people were named to the Hy-Vee Hall of Fame, which recognizes employees in categories relating to job performance and community involvement.
Honorees were nominated by their peers, with the exception of the 2015 Chairman’s Humanitarian Award winner, who was chosen by Edeker.

A new set of awards was also announced by Edeker. He honored 11 employees with the Chairman’s Spirit of Hy-Vee Award, which recognizes employees who are deemed to have exemplified Hy-Vee’s fundamentals over the course of their careers.

The Chairman’s Leadership Above and Beyond Award was presented to 14 employees who performed their jobs exceptionally throughout the past year.



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