CARLISLE, Pa. – The GIANT Co. has named Jennifer Heinzen Krueger vice president of team experience, effective May 30. Krueger replaces Matt Lutcavage, who is leaving for a new opportunity outside of the company.
In her new role, Krueger will lead GIANT’s human resources team, which the company says is focused on fostering a culture of care and innovation and delivering an enhanced experience for more than 35,000 team members. Her areas of responsibility will include people strategy, talent management, organizational development, diversity and inclusion, communications, corporate social responsibility, change management, training and development, and total rewards. Krueger will report directly to GIANT president Nicholas Bertram.
This new role marks a homecoming for Krueger who began her grocery career as a customer operations manager with GIANT in 1998. Over the past 23 years, she has held a variety of positions in increasing responsibility across the GIANT and Ahold Delhaize organizations focused on team member development and training. Most recently, Krueger served as chief learning officer and vice president of learning and development at Ahold Delhaize.
“Jen is an industry expert in learning and organizational development and is a role model for curiosity and continuous learning,” Bertram said. “I’m thrilled to welcome her back to The GIANT Company and to my leadership team and look forward to her contributions as we continue our strategic growth.”
Krueger has a Ph.D. in workforce development and education from Penn State University and an MBA in business management from Monmouth University. She serves as the programming officer for NextUp’s (formerly the Network of Executive Women) Pennsylvania Chapter.
Referring to Krueger’s predecessor Lutcavage, Bertram praised his contributions to the company. “Matt played a significant role in building our purpose-led company and in bringing our team promises to life,” Bertram said. “He will be missed by many, and we wish him well as he begins his new adventure.”