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SpartanNash promotion bolsters company's security

SpartanNash has promoted Jean-Paul Calabio to the position of vice president, chief information security officer.

Jean-PaulIn his new role, Calabio is in charge of information security strategy, ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements and continually enhancing the company's security posture. In his time at SpartanNash, Calabio formalized SpartanNash's security incident response process, created a governance risk and compliance function to focus on high-risk priorities, expanded vendor risk management capabilities ensuring vendors meet high security requirements, and built an information security governance model to provide additional oversight.

"We interact with a lot of data as a food solutions company — from our products and customers to our associates' work and contact information," said Arif Dar, senior vice president and chief information officer. "Keeping all of this data safe is vital to the success of our winning recipe, and I am confident that in his new role, JP will continue to do just that."

Calabio will oversee information security governance risk and compliance, IT security operations and incident response, among other responsibilities. He previously led SpartanNash's information security team in his role as senior director, CISO.

Before joining SpartanNash, Calabio was vice president and CISO at Alorica, and CISO at SC Johnson and Maple Leaf Foods Inc., where he had similar responsibilities. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in business from Mount Mercy University and brought over 20 years of information security experience when he was hired by the company last year. Calabio lives with his wife and family in Grand Rapids, MI.

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