Kroger has promoted Keith Dailey, currently vp/corporate affairs, to gvp/corporate affairs.
As gvp/corporate affairs, Dailey serves as chief communications officer and chief sustainability officer. His responsibilities include external communications and brand public relations, financial communications, media relations, issues and crisis management, and executive communications as well as associate communications and engagement; corporate story and KTV – Kroger’s visual and digital storytelling team; environmental sustainability and social responsibility, including Kroger’s social impact plan Zero Hunger Zero Waste, corporate philanthropy and community relations.
Dailey joined Kroger in 2011 as chief spokesperson and director of corporate communications, where he led national media relations, financial and executive communications, and issues and crisis management. In 2016, he was promoted to senior director of external affairs after assuming responsibility for government relations, policy and advocacy. He was promoted to senior director of corporate affairs in 2017 after also assuming responsibility for associate communications and engagement. He was promoted to his previous role as vice president of corporate affairs in 2018.
“As a key architect of Zero Hunger Zero Waste, Keith’s strategic and inclusive leadership has advanced Kroger’s position as a national thought leader and authentic advocate for ending hunger, eliminating waste, and other social impact initiatives,” said Rodney McMullen, Kroger’s chairman and CEO. “He combines broad public affairs experience with knowledge of Kroger’s corporate character and belief that business can be a force for good.”