Kroger's first female corporate officer exits after 18 years

Lynn Marmer, group VP for corporate affairs, will retire early next year.

CINCINNATI: Lynn Marmer, the first female corporate officer at food retailer Kroger, is exiting the company after 18 years.

Marmer, Kroger’s group VP for corporate affairs, will retire early next year. Her replacement has not been named, according to a statement from the company.

Marmer helped to advance the chain’s community engagement and served as a counselor and adviser to three CEOs, it said in a statement.

As group VP, her job responsibilities include reputation management and leveraging and protecting Kroger’s brand. She has led external affairs and brand PR, media, government and regulatory affairs, CSR, and environmental sustainability, among other areas. Marmer has also served as president of The Kroger Foundation.

She joined Kroger in 1997 as a senior attorney in its legal department and was appointed to her current role the following year.

Previously, she was an attorney and partner at the Dinsmore & Shohl law firm for 11 years, specializing in business transactions and real estate.

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