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Safeway names senior vice president
August 4th, 2010
PLEASANTON, Calif. – Safeway Inc. has promoted 16-year company veteran Jonathan Mayes to senior vice president of government relations, public affairs, corporate social responsibility and philanthropy.
Mayes, 52, joined Safeway in 1994 as a senior attorney focused on employment law, business litigation and consumer protection matters. In 1996, he joined the company's government relations team as a director and in 1999 he was promoted to vice president of that function.
In 2008, Mayes was named group vice president of government relations, heading a team focused on local, state and federal government issues in Safeway's operating areas in the United States and Canada.
Before joining Safeway, Mayes served as senior corporate counsel for Lucky Stores.
"Jonathan is an exceptional leader and has successfully represented the company and its stakeholders in his role as our key government affairs person," Larree Renda, Safeway's executive vice president, chief strategist and administrative officer, said in a statement. "Certainly he will bring the same level of excellence and commitment to these other functions that interact on a daily basis with our customers and communities."