Kroger looks in-house for next IR director

Mar 29, 2018
Rebekah Manis joined Cincinnati-based firm in 1994

The Kroger Company has promoted Rebekah Manis to become director of investor relations.

Manis joined the Cincinnati, Ohio-based Kroger in 1994 as a cashier and, upon graduating college, joined the company’s regional accounting service center as a finance manager, according to a statement on her new position. In 2004, she was promoted to the capital management team, where she served in various leadership roles for a decade.

In 2014 she was promoted to senior financial manager for the Our Brands products line, where she served until she was promoted to her current role as corporate controller for merchandising, where she leads financial budgeting, forecasting and reporting for the enterprise.

Kroger is one of the world’s largest food retailers, with fiscal 2016 sales of $115.3 bn.

‘Rebekah is a seasoned financial executive who brings deep experience in several key business units to her new role,’ says Mike Schlotman, Kroger’s executive vice president and CFO, in a statement. ‘We are grateful she has accepted this position and look forward to what she will contribute to our investor community.’

Manis succeeds Kate Ward, who has been promoted to become president of Kroger Personal Finance. Ward joined Kroger in 2001 as an auditor and spent 10 years in capital management before serving as director of IR since 2015.

‘We thank Kate for her commitment to our investors and look forward to her continued leadership as president of Kroger Personal Finance,’ Schlotman says.

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