HGG Names DeAnn Brunts to Board of Directors

Heritage Grocers Group (HGG) has announced the appointment of DeAnn Brunts as a member of its Board of Directors, effective immediately.

With over 30 years of executive experience in operational, strategic, and financial management, Brunts is a seasoned risk management and governance expert.

Previously, she served as Chief Financial Officer of Benson Hill, Inc., in addition to numerous Chief Financial Officer and Business Unit Leader roles across the retail, food, consumer goods, manufacturing, distribution, and service industries for both public and private companies, the company said in a press release.

“We are thrilled to bring DeAnn onto HGG’s Board of Directors and look forward to all that her expertise and senior knowledge will bring to the company,” said Doug Sanders, Chairman and CEO of Heritage Grocers Group.

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“HGG strives to deliver an exceptional shopping experience for all our customers while also focusing on working with the best possible partners to achieve our goals. DeAnn’s extensive experience across various financial leadership positions makes her the perfect fit to join our Board, and we’re very pleased to have her,” added Sanders.

Additionally, Brunts served as a partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC), where she led various initiatives related to IPOs and M&A. She serves on the Board of Directors for B&G Foods Inc., a position she has held since 2015, Benson Hill (since 2020), and Claire’s Holdings, LLC (since 2021).

Brunts earned an MBA in Finance and Operations Management from The Wharton School and a BSBA in Accounting from the University of Missouri in St. Louis.

“I am very pleased to join the Board of Directors at HGG and am eager to help drive the company forward as it continues to expand and explore new locations and growth strategically,” said Brunts.

“HGG provides a unique and important offer to its customers who want specialized, authentic products reflective of their communities and traditions. I look forward to working with Doug and the team and leveraging my skills and experience to make an immediate, positive impact,” concluded Brunts.