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Kathy Russello

Executive Vice President of Human Resources
Ahold USA
Kathy Russello

Kathy Russello has served as executive vice president of human resources for Ahold USA since 2012. In this role, she provides leadership; oversees the human resource support function; fosters a culture of talent development and growth for 115,000 associates; and ensures the right people are in the right roles and that associates have the capabilities and development needed to grow. Ahold USA supports 770 supermarkets in four divisions — Stop & Shop New England, Stop & Shop New York Metro, Giant Landover and Giant Carlisle — and Peapod, the nation's leading e-commerce grocery shopping and delivery service. Russello began her career with Mayfair Supermarkets in Elizabeth, N.J. in store operations and decided early on to pursue a career in human resources. She joined Ahold USA in 1995 and provided human resource and labor relations support for the New York division. She later took on the human resources/labor strategy role for the company. Russello is president of the board of directors of Our Family Foundation, the charitable foundation of Ahold USA and the Stop & Shop, Giant Food of Landover (Maryland) and GIANT/MARTIN’S retail banners. Our Family Foundation’s mission is to fight hunger, improve the lives of children and build healthy communities.

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