Hy-Vee Executive Joins Food Institute Board

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Paula Correy, vice president, western region, for Hy-Vee Inc. in West Des Moines, IA, has joined the Board of Trustees of the Food Institute of Elmwood Park, NJ.

Paula Correy, vice president, western region, for Hy-Vee Inc. in West Des Moines, IA, has joined the Board of Trustees of the Food Institute, based here. Ms. Correy, a native of Iowa and long-time retailer, has been with Hy-Vee since 1999. Prior to that she managed department stores in the Midwest.

Ms. Correy will join twelve other Trustees including Bill Bishop of Willard Bishop, Frank DiPasquale of the National Grocers Association, Mark Allen of the International Foodservice Distributors Association and Michael Sansolo of Sansolo Solutions LLC. Joseph Crocker of Crocker & Associates is current chairman, with Donna George of Schar USA Inc. being the incoming chair. Dean Erstad from Seneca Foods is currently treasurer. Other trustees include Pat Mulhern of Monarch Foods, Win Taylor, Peter Lavoy, and Nancy Glick of MS&L Worldwide.

"Paula will bring a wealth of needed grocery retailing experience to our Board," says Brian Todd, Food Institute president. "We traditionally have at least one retail trustee, and now we have several. That's important due to all the activity now taking place at the retail level in the food industry. Paula, coming from one of the most progressive supermarket operators in the country, will provide us the high-quality retail input we really need to shape our informational and analytical products and services for the 21st century. I and all the Trustees warmly welcome her on board."

Ms. Correy began her career with Hy-Vee as a manager of store operations in unit in Urbandale, IA. She subsequently became store director for the Hy-Vee supermarket in Mankato, MN. In 2002, she was promoted to the position of the chain's director of operations, followed by the appointment to the position of assistant vice president of Hy-Vee's Cherokee division. Her next post was that of vice president of perishables, followed by elevation to vice president marketing. She assumed her present position in 2008.

She has been elected into the Hy-Vee Hall of Fame and was voted the Department Director of the Year. She currently serves on several committees, including those for information technology, general merchandise, pharmacy and perishables. She has also been on the boards of Midwest Heritage Bank and FDI and is currently a board member of D&D Foods. She lives in the Des Moines area with here husband and three children, Hailey, Tanner and Tye. An avid sports fan, she finds time for running and biking.

The Food Institute is the food industry's premiere go-to informational resource. Its products and services include the weekly analytical Food Institute Report, Today In Food daily electronic newsletter, and its website, which provides a broad range of information relative to the food industry including mergers and acquisitions, economic statistics, and a back-article archive. In addition, the Food Institute publishes statistical reviews, including the Food Industry Review, as well as regulatory guides on such issues as food safety, recalls and other subjects. These are produced in conjunction with a prominent Washington law firm, Olsson Frank Weeda Terman Bose Matz PC. The Food Institute also produces webinars and seminars on food issues.

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