The Raley’s Companies Promotes Chelsea Minor To VP
Chelsea Minor has been announced as the newly promoted VP of Community Impact and Public Affairs with The Raley’s Companies. Minor has been with the company for eight years, starting in 2015 as an important spokesperson in the political and public arenas. As a newly appointed VP, Minor will oversee public relations and communications, governmental affairs, community and environmental impact, and spearhead the direction for the entire company. In addition, she helps run ‘Raley’s Food for Families’ organization, striving to alleviate hunger across the company’s footprint to provide millions of fresh and healthy meals annually for those experiencing food insecurity in Northern California and Nevada. Her leadership spans the company’s trade areas of California, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico and four Tribal Nations, including TRC divisions Raley’s and Bashas.’
“Chelsea is the epitome of our culture and our values. Always placing the needs of our team members and communities first” says Julie Teel, President of Raley’s Food for Families and a member of The Raley’s Companies board of directors. “Her knowledge and expertise have greatly contributed to our success and growth since joining. Chelsea makes important things happen both in the company and in the communities in which we do business. I am grateful for her dedication and leadership,” said Keith Knopf, President and CEO.
Before joining The Raley’s Companies, Minor was with KP Public Affairs, starting in California politics with the Jesse M. Unruh Assembly Fellowship Program and also worked in the California State Assembly. Additionally, she is the chair of the California Retailers Association, the Metro Chamber Political Action Committee, and an appointee for the California Cattle Council.
Recently, Minor was a key factor in facilitating several key acquisitions on behalf of Raley’s and has worked as one of the TRC Shared Service leaders that help develop and execute the company’s strategies for consumer relations, public affairs, and brand reputation.
“I am honored to serve as an executive leader for The Raley’s Companies,” said Minor. “The organization has become a regional grocery powerhouse in the West, and I am excited to continue to advance our brands and vision in the communities we serve.”