Stater Bros. Markets Appoints Jerrold Williams as Senior Vice President of Human Resources
- by Anne Allen
SAN BERNADINO, CA - You know the saying, you’re only as good as the people who work for you? (Or did I just make that up?) Regardless of that phrase’s origin story, it’s one we should all take to heart, just as Stater Bros. Markets has. The Southern California-based chain recently announced the hiring of its new Senior Vice President of Human Resources, Jerrold Williams, meaning that it’s right on track to walking in that phrase’s footsteps.
Prior to joining the grocer, Williams held various roles of increasing responsibility for leading packaged goods and retail service companies such as Kellogg Company, where he ultimately earned the role as the Head of Human Resources for the largest sales region in the company. He also served Daymon Worldwide in the capacity of Vice President, Human Resources before advancing to the position of Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer.
Williams most recently held the position of Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer for Hostess Brands. Williams earned his Master of Business Administration from Western Michigan University and holds a Juris Doctor Degree from the Michigan State College of Law.
“The grocery business is also a people business,” said Pete Van Helden, CEO. “I’m confident Jerrold will fit right into our ‘Family’ and his extensive experience will add significant value as we continually strive to attract, develop, and engage strong talent now and in the future."
In this role, Williams will report to President Greg McNiff. He will oversee the Stater Bros.’ Administrative Division, which includes the company’s Human Resources, Labor Relations, Equal Employment Opportunity, Compliance, Insurance Adminstration, and Workers Compensation department. According to a press release, he is also charged with advancing Stater Bros.’ leadership development and career progression processes. Additionally, Williams will join the Company’s Executive Management Team which devises the company’s key strategic initiatives.
Congratulations to Jerrold on this new role! As we continue to report on the latest in retail executive news, keep reading AndNowUKnow.