People: Freshpet Inc (FRPT.OQ)
Ms. Leta Priest is Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Priest has has over 30 years of executive and senior leadership experience in the retail and consumer packaged goods industries. She is the President of LDP Consulting, LLC. Prior to that, Ms. Priest was a key leader in food for Walmart Inc. (“Walmart”) from May 2003 to November 2015 during their expansion of grocery, including having served as Senior Vice President and General Merchandising Manager, Fresh Food from 2009 to 2015. For nearly eight years, Ms. Priest served as Senior Vice President, General Merchandising Manager in other key areas of food for Walmart from January 2007 through 2015. She began her career with Walmart as Vice President of Food Development. During her tenure at Walmart, Ms. Priest was responsible for leading merchandising activities for multi-billion dollar businesses, improving customer experience in food and achieving growth in key product categories. She joined Walmart from Safeway Inc. where she served as Vice President Corporate Brands, North America from January 1998 to April 2003. Ms. Priest has 11 years of consumer products experience with senior leadership roles in brand management and product development with The Torbitt & Castleman Company LLC and Dole Food Company, Inc. Since April 2018, she has served as an independent director on the Board of Milo’s Tea Company, Inc. and she is a director on the board for the National Council on Aging. In 2017, she completed seven years of service as a director on the Board of Feeding America.
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