Colleen Wegman

Colleen Wegman

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Colleen Wegman

President and CEO, Wegmans Food Markets Inc.

colleenwegman_jayadv-for-rbjWegman, who became president in 2005 and CEO in 2017, is the fourth generation to lead the 105-year-old company. She joined Wegmans in 1991, working on the Food You Feel Good About line. Wegman opened the company’s Nature’s Marketplace department in 1994.

She moved on to a variety of customer service positions before becoming a store manager in 1998. In 2000, she led the team responsible for Wegmans’ digital and e-commerce strategy, and subsequently directed the perishable and merchandising teams.

Wegman was the United Way of Greater Rochester’s 2010 annual campaign chair, and served as board chairperson from 2013 to 2017. She is also a member of the Food Marketing Institute’s board of directors.

She holds a degree in sociology from the University of Colorado and an M.B.A. from William E. Simon Graduate School of Business Administration at the University of Rochester. She lives in Rochester with her husband and two sons.

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