Chair and Chief Executive Officer, Giant Eagle, Inc.
An accomplished and inspiring retail leader, Laura is the Chair and CEO of Giant Eagle, Inc., one of the nation’s largest multi-format food, fuel, pharmacy retailers.
Under Laura’s leadership, Giant Eagle, Inc. is delivering on its purpose of providing communities with life’s essentials, so its neighbors have the opportunity to thrive. Laura led the Company’s expansion and introduction to the Indiana market, grew GetGo through ground-up and acquisition, launched and evolved online ordering and delivery services, and championed a bold sustainability platform. Most significantly, she has architected and is leading a foundational transformation that will position the enterprise for growth and continued future success. Laura is deeply committed to community economic and workforce development, food insecurity and early childhood education serving as a trustee and on the board of directors for various organizations.
Previously, Laura served in numerous roles within the organization including Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer, and Sr. Vice President of Marketing and President of New Formats. Prior to joining Giant Eagle, Karet served in brand management and marketing roles at Procter & Gamble and Sara Lee.
President of Supermarkets
Bill has been a valued member of the Giant Eagle team for nearly 40 years. Beginning as a Customer Service Clerk bagging groceries at a Giant Eagle supermarket, Bill has since held numerous leadership positions within the organization. In 2021, Bill stepped into his current role as President of Supermarkets, overseeing supply chain operations, retail innovation, real estate and construction, retail operations, merchandising, independent retailing/non-banner, and culinary operations.
Executive Vice President and General Counsel
Greg is an accomplished leader with extensive experience helping fast-paced retail organizations meet their business and legal needs. Greg leads Giant Eagle's Legal and Risk/Safety Departments as Executive Vice President and General Counsel and also serves as Corporate Secretary. Previously, Greg was the Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for Chico's FAS, Inc. and previously served in similar roles for The Limited.
Chief Information Officer
Kirk brings an extensive background in technology senior leadership roles across a range of industries. Today, he serves Giant Eagle as Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer and leads our IT infrastructure, technology systems, data analytics, and IT transformation efforts. Kirk was previously the Chief Information Officer for The Christ Hospital Health Network, as well as the Chief Technology Officer and Vice President Enterprise Retail Solutions at Kroger.
Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Transformation Officer
Robb is a strategic retail industry leader who brings nearly 25 years of financial expertise to Giant Eagle, including executive leadership roles with several Fortune 500 companies in the areas of corporate finance, investor relations, and M&A. Today, Robb leads all transformation efforts across the company, as well as our finance, and indirect procurement. Prior to Giant Eagle, Robb served in various financial leadership roles, including Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Ascena Retail Group, Inc., a leading national specialty retailer that operated several brands including Ann Taylor, LOFT, and Justice.
Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer of GetGo
Tony bolsters our GetGo leadership team and creates connectivity across all parts of the organization. Tony has a passion for growing and developing people and businesses. As Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Tony leads GetGo operations, merchandising, culinary innovation, and the operations services & transformation function. Tony has an extensive background in retail and the fuel and convenience store industry. He spent 23 years with Thorntons Inc., where he led all functions of the 200-location retailer. Tony also served as Chief Marketing and Merchandising Officer for Mapco and Senior Vice President of Operations for Cumberland Farms.
Chief People Officer
Janis Leigh is a seasoned leader with exceptional experience across all facets of human resources, strategy, and development. As Chief People Officer, Janis oversees all aspects of our 'people' function, including recruitment, people operations, total rewards, organizational effectiveness, and program management. Prior to joining Giant Eagle, Janis served as the Chief Human Resources Officer for Hudson's Bay Company (HBC), a retail business group, where she implemented people strategies for retailers including Saks Fifth Avenue and Saks OFF 5th.
Executive Vice President & Chief Customer Officer
Damian is an experienced marketer and technologist with over 15 years leading innovating teams, defining marketing strategy, and building digital marketing capabilities at internet scale. Damian joined Giant Eagle in 2018 to lead performance marketing before serving in his current role as Executive Vice President & Chief Customer Officer. Within the organization's first-ever Chief Customer Office, he leads community and communications, growth and retention marketing, analytics and insights, loyalty and experience, and creative services. Prior to Giant Eagle, Damian was the Senior Director of Performance Marketing at Munchery, one of the first food ecommerce sites to deliver prepared foods in the Bay Area.
Executive Vice President & Pharmacy President
Jim joined Giant Eagle in 2017 and serves as Executive Vice President and Pharmacy President. He is responsible for retail/central/managed care operations, specialty, procurement, Rx/OTC wholesale distribution, pharmacy technology, pharmacy compliance/regulatory, and pharmacy marketing. His extensive executive-level pharmacy and healthcare experience includes pharmacoeconomics, pharmaceutical procurement, managed care operations, clinical and specialty pharmacy programs, health care regulatory compliance, government advocacy, and health care policy. Prior to joining Giant Eagle, Jim worked for Albertsons Companies and their predecessor companies, where he led more than 1,700 pharmacies.
Executive Vice President, Supply Chain Transformation & Retail Innovation
Graham Watkins is an accomplished and innovative leader with a proven track record of successful innovation implementations. As Executive Vice President, Supply Chain Transformation & Retail Innovation, he leads the supply chain, business development, innovations, and eCommerce operations functions. Under Graham's leadership, Giant Eagle has concepted and launched numerous innovations, including Marketplace at Giant Eagle, which offers Curbside Pick-up and Delivery guests an extended assortment of products that aren't offered in stores, digital advertising, and acceptance of PayPal in Grocery stores – an industry first.
Senior Vice President, Corporate Controller and Chief Accounting Officer
A Certified Public Accountant with over 20 years of accounting and finance expertise, Dave has since held numerous accounting and finance leadership roles before assuming his current role as Chief Accounting Officer. Today, Dave is responsible for the internal and external financial reporting process, retail and wholesale accounting, invoice auditing, inventory management, financial systems, and real estate lease management. Dave’s team includes the Tax Department, Financial Planning & Analysis, and the Accounts Payable and Receivable Department.
Senior Vice President, Fuel Supply Chain
Joel joined Giant Eagle in 2018 as Vice President of Fuel for the GetGo business, bringing industry experience in fuel procurement, distribution, sales, and marketing. Today, Joel plays a critical role in GetGo’s growth strategy by enabling insourced fuel procurement and distribution for the growing chain. He is responsible for the retail fuel pricing team and strategic initiatives like AdvantagePay. He also oversees commercial fleet sales, branded wholesale fuel sales, and GetGo facilities management and maintenance. Previously, Joel was the General Manager of Fuel Procurement and Strategy at Kwik Trip, a top-quartile convenience operator.
Senior Vice President, Financial Planning & Analysis
Andrew is a strategic finance leader who brings over 15 years of leadership in finance and strategic planning roles. Andrew joined Giant Eagle in 2021 and is responsible for supporting cross-functional enterprise initiatives and delivery of financial targets. He partners with existing company analytic centers to enhance decision capability across all areas of the business. Previously, Andrew served as VP of Finance & Strategic Planning at L.L.Bean. Andrew also has experience in capital markets both as an investment banker and advisor to early-stage companies.
Senior Vice President, Real Estate & Construction
Tina joined Giant Eagle in 2018 as Vice President, Supermarket Real Estate. In 2021, she was named Senior Vice President, Real Estate and Construction and is responsible for leading real estate portfolio optimization and management, real estate development and analytics, the construction, design, and facilities team, the operations, planning, and engineering team, and the retail operations support teams. Previously, Tina had an over 15-year career at ALDI, where she most notably developed and executed the new store market saturation/expansion plan and the existing store remodel reinvestment plan in the region.
Senior Vice President, Supply Chain Operations
Brian has been a valued member of the Giant Eagle team since 1987 beginning his career at the Belmont Giant Eagle. Starting as a Customer Service Clerk bagging groceries, collecting carts, and stocking produce, Brian has since held numerous leadership positions within the company, including store leadership, regional supervision, process improvement and merchandising − giving him a broad understanding and appreciation for our business, our Team Members and Guests.
In 2021, Brian stepped into his current role of Senior Vice President of Supply Chain Operations after serving as Regional Vice President of Supermarket.
Senior Vice President, Retail Operations
Keri is a strategic retail leader who brings decades of experience in retail operations and human resources. She joined Giant Eagle in 2007 and held numerous leadership roles within the organization. She assumed her current role in February 2022 as Senior Vice President of Retail Operations where she is responsible for overseeing the supermarket banner and independent retailing. Previously, Keri held a number of leadership positions for Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
Senior Vice President, Strategy & Development for GetGo
Terri joined GetGo in January 2022 as Senior Vice President of Development and Strategy. She is responsible for leading the real estate development, construction, store planning and strategy teams. Terri and her team play a critical role in driving the strategy and development of our GetGo Business.
Previously, Terri served as Senior Director of Construction, Design and Store Formats for Wawa. She brings over 25 years of retail development experience and leadership in market planning, site acquisition, engineering, design, development, construction, innovation, and new store formats.
Vice President & Chief Corporate Affairs Officer
Jessica officially joined Giant Eagle in May 2022 as our Vice President & Chief Corporate Affairs Officer. Jessica is an experienced communications professional with more than 20 years of experience in communications, public relations and corporate affairs at organizations such as the H.J. Heinz Co. and Duquesne Light Co.
Jessica and her team are responsible for the development of a national, local and trade media relations strategy; enhanced internal communications channels to effectively engage all Team Members; a comprehensive government relations agenda; and an enhanced community engagement strategy. Jessica also supports the continued development and implementation of our enterprise-wide sustainability strategy and is responsible for enhancing our Shareholder engagement.