Laura Williams

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williams,laura300Laura Williams

Giant Food Stores
Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary

 

Laura is a valued member of Giant-Carlisle’s leadership team and serves as the only woman on its Operating Committee.  She was promoted to senior vice president during 2009. During her tenure, she has been instrumental in implementing the company’s growth strategy through her work on corporate acquisitions such as the Ukrop’s transaction.  Beyond acquisitions and divestitures and her roles in food safety and risk management, Laura offers counsel to senior management on the most critical issues facing the organization, from public policy positions at the state and local level to international issues related to the global industry.  She leads Giant’s initiatives in the area of corporate responsibility and serves as an international liaison on issues of climate action, sustainable trade, healthy living and community engagement.  In 2009, Laura was appointed to the executive committee of the Harrisburg Regional Chamber’s Board of Directors.   In addition she was selected to attend the Ahold Retail Academy, a distinction reserved for top talent in the organization.