DeDe Priest

Food and Retail Executive

DeDe Priest, Feeding America® Board Member

DeDe Priest is a food executive with 30+ years of experience in delivering significant competitive edge growth creation and exceeding diverse customer needs/expectations.  She has deep expertise background in retail, consumer packaged goods and private brands.  Ms. Priest led every food business at Walmart since 2003. Consistently selected to lead turn-around and fast-growth businesses, she achieved sustained growth in top and bottom line results, and brought about transformational changes through a focus on innovation at all levels, a relentless pursuit of simplicity in execution, a deep understanding of customer needs and ever-increasing demand for quality, transparency and freshness.

Before joining Walmart in 2003, Ms. Priest held senior leadership roles at Safeway, Inc., Torbitt & Castleman, and Dole Packaged Foods.  

A strong leader in professional and civic organizations, Ms. Priest joined Feeding America Board of Directors in 2010.  Additional board work includes Susan G. Komen-Ozark Affiliate and The Network for Executive Women. 

A graduate of Ohio University, Ms. Priest completed the Global 2020 Executive Program at Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth, in 2008.



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