Kroger names new division president
The Kroger Co. has named Keith Shoemaker as the president of its Dallas division. He succeeds Adam Wampler, who died suddenly earlier this month.
Shoemaker, who most recently served as vice president of operations for the Dallas division will report to Senior Vice President Valerie Jabbar.
“Keith is a highly-regarded leader across the grocery retail industry and will bring a wealth of knowledge and experience having served in various positions in the Dallas/Fort Worth market for 39 years,” said Jabbar. “We are confident, Keith’s infectious dedication to the company’s promise to be friendly and caring and uplift every way is a true extension of Adam’s legacy that the division team will continue to benefit from under his leadership.”
Shoemaker has more than 44 years of experience with the company. He served in a number of leadership positions, including perishable coordinator, deli/bakery buyer, store manager, district manager and regional director of operations. In 2012, he was promoted to vice president of operations for the Fry’s division before transitioning to vice president of merchandising for the division in 2015. In 2017, he joined the Dallas division as vice president of merchandising and was named vice president of operations for the division in 2018.
Shoemaker has supported various community organizations over the course of his career including the Special Olympics, Salvation Army and Race for the Cure.