Sysco Announces Judith Sansone as New Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer
- by Melissa De Leon Chavez
HOUSTON, TX - It is interesting to see the way in which Mother Nature and human nature often parallel each other. This is the case as we watch the close of one season and the start of another with the arrival of fall, but also in the way that Sysco has announced Judith Sansone as the new Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer, in a new season for the company, just as her predecessor, Michael Foster, steps down from the role.
In Sansone’s new position beginning October 26, she will lead Sysco’s overall commercial strategies, according to a release from the company. She will be responsible for Sysco’s merchandising, marketing, pricing, digital sales enablement, customer personalization, and new channel sales development. As a new executive, Sansone will work across a variety of different divisions as she leads company-wide efforts to grow sales.
“I am very pleased to welcome Judy to Sysco. She is an experienced and highly talented leader who consistently delivers results and drives transformative change,” said Kevin Hourican, President and Chief Executive Officer. “Under Judy’s leadership, I am confident that we will accelerate our profitable sales growth by building a best-in-industry merchandising, marketing, and digital customer engagement strategy. We will leverage our robust customer purchasing data to provide personalized assortments, pricing, and promotional marketing to our customers. Increasing personalization of our go-to-market strategy will enable Sysco to profitably grow our sales and better serve our customers.”
Before being appointed as a new leader at Sysco, Sansone spent over 30 years working in the retail industry honing her skills and expertise. In her most recent role she served as the Chief Merchandising Officer at CVS Health where she was responsible for the growth strategy and management of the $20 billion front-of-store business.
Sansone steps into this new role as her predecessor, Michael Foster, has announced that he will be stepping down as Executive Vice President and Chief Information and Technology Officer, effective December 31.
As both Judith and Michael enter into new seasons in their lives, we wish them nothing but luck and success, and look forward to seeing what the changes will bring for Sysco and its growing company.