ARLINGTON, VA—Food Marketing Institute (FMI) today proudly announces the addition of Marjorie DePuy, MBA, to its staff. With more than 15 years of experience in non-profit and association program management, along with relevant industry experience, DePuy comes to FMI grounded in both supply chain and sustainability issues and will strengthen FMI’s work in those strategic areas.
“As FMI’s new Senior Director for Supply Chain and Sustainability, DePuy brings a hands-on awareness of both the individual challenges and opportunities, along with the synergy existing between supply chain and sustainability issues,” remarked Mark Baum, senior vice president for industry relations and chief collaboration officer for FMI. “Her background in consumer package good companies and her practical experience in building collaborative business relationships will make her a strong solutions-based leader in both of these critical operational areas for the food retail community.”
In her new role with FMI, DePuy will build upon FMI’s key functional areas of supply chain and sustainability, amplifying the Association’s traditional strengths in addition to bringing a new awareness of the reciprocity and interplay between the two key areas. Her strategic thinking and mission-driven attitude will enhance FMI’s capabilities as these functional roles are becoming increasingly important to the consumer and the day-to-day work of the food retailer. As the modern supply chain becomes more ‘circular,’ with the consumer at the center, DePuy will help elevate FMI’s ongoing work by creating even more solid, collaborative industry relations between both retailers and suppliers.
DePuy was formerly the vice president of industry relations and education with the Healthcare Distribution Alliance, where she guided strategy and developed content for an annual conference, educational programs and stakeholder engagement focused on the healthcare supply chain. Most recently, while traveling in New Zealand, DePuy lent her talents to support EcoFest North, a month-long series of eco events focused on community-led initiatives in sustainable living.
DePuy started her career at the Grocery Manufacturers Association where she designed and programmed the “Future of Food” Symposium, a groundbreaking industry event, involving hundreds of industry executives, government policy officials, researchers, academics, and other critical stakeholders. While at GMA she also coordinated organizational strategic planning and served as primary liaison to several member committees. DePuy has a BA in government from Hamilton College and an MBA from Keller Graduate School of Management.
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Food Marketing Institute proudly advocates on behalf of the food retail industry, which employs nearly 5 million workers and represents a combined annual sales volume of almost $800 billion. FMI member companies operate nearly 33,000 retail food stores and 12,000 pharmacies. FMI membership includes the entire spectrum of food retail venues; single owner grocery stores, large multi-store supermarket chains, pharmacies, online and mixed retail stores. Through programs in public affairs, food safety, research, education, health and wellness and industry relations, FMI offers resources and provides valuable benefits to almost 1,000 food retail and wholesale member companies and serves 85 international retail member companies. In addition, FMI has almost 500 associate member companies that provide products and services to the food retail industry. For more information, visit www.fmi.org and for information regarding the FMI Foundation, visit www.fmifoundation.org.