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FSB Excellence: Kroger names Liz Ferneding President of the Ruler Division

July 2017

Elizabeth Jenike

Farmer School alumni continue to wow companies the world over.

The latest success comes from our own backyard. Kroger, which is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, recently announced that FSB graduate Liz Ferneding - who matriculated in 2006 with a bachelor’s degree in marketing - will be the company’s new president of the Ruler Division.

"I'm excited to join the Ruler team to help further develop the format, grow the brand and enhance customer engagement," Ms. Ferneding said. "I have admired the Kroger Co. both as a consumer and a competitor and have looked to the company throughout my tenure in the industry as a benchmark in grocery retail."

Ms. Ferneding has an extensive background in grocery retail procurement, marketing, advertising, management and operations. She has spent the last 11 years holding various positions at Aldi, Inc., including several management roles and, most recently, she served as the director of corporate buying for the company in the greater Chicago area.

This is just the most recent example of the excellence constantly exuded by our FSB graduates. Congratulations, Liz!