Chris Coborn, President and CEO of Coborn's Incorporated and the N.G.A. Chairman of the Board of the National Grocers Association announced the appointment of Mike Jackson, former President and COO of SUPERVALU, as the association’s new President and CEO.
Mike Jackson will formally take the reins as President and CEO on March 1, 2010. Tom Zaucha has identified June 30th as his retirement date. Beginning March 1st Tom will continue to serve the industry as President emeritus where he will provide counsel to the staff and membership on strategic public policy initiatives, membership development and critical business relationships.
Mike Jackson most recently held the position of Supervalu president and chief operating officer. He was responsible for implementing the company’s strategic vision, as well as for overseeing the Retail East operations of Acme, Farm Fresh, Shaw's and Shoppers, in addition to Save-A-Lot. Prior to joining Supervalu, Jackson was a store manager for Red Owl Foods. He began his SUPERVALU career in 1979 as a retail counselor at the company’s Green Bay division, and during his 30-year tenure, Jackson has held a number of positions throughout SUPERVALU in both supply chain services and retail operations. Jackson served as senior vice president of operations for Retail Food Companies from 1999 to 2001, and was subsequently named executive vice president and president of Distribution Food Companies in 2001.