Thursday, March 2, 2017
Michelle Scott has announced her retirement as executive director of The Grocery Foundation, a position she has held for the past six years.
“Michelle has done an exceptional job of leading the Foundation,” The Grocery Foundation chair, Anthony Longo, said in a letter to the grocery industry. “Michelle is a true friend of our industry and the children we serve.”
During her tenure as executive director, Scott restructured the Foundation’s signature Night to Nurture gala, revitalized the Toonies for Tummies program, and developed processes to ensure that Foundation funds are most effectively used in its mission of feeding hungry kids, Longo said. Prior to joining the Foundation, Scott was vice-president, events, leading the Grand Prix program at the now dissolved Canadian Council of Grocery Distributors (CCGD).
Scott will remain with the Foundation until the end of October 2017, Longo said. “I am confident that every member of this industry joins me in offering her our most sincere appreciation for her dedicated years of service.”
The Foundation’s board of directors will be developing a process to hire a new executive director.