FMI Emerge Retailer Advisory Board

The esteemed FMI Emerge Retailer Advisory Board consists of experts spanning all areas of the grocery and food retail industry. This team will help to guide the content developed on behalf of FMI Emerge. They are excited, dedicated and passionate about helping growth-oriented companies grow sustainably in size, impact and market share, and better prepare for grocery distribution.

  • Marc Jones

    President & CEO, HAC Inc.

    Marc joined HAC, Inc. in April 2016 as COO, and became President/CEO in September 2016.  HAC operates 74 grocery stores in Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas and Georgia. Previously, he spent 9 years with The Fresh Market, most recently as Chief Merchandising & Supply Chain Officer, and 7 years with Daymon Worldwide, most recently as VP, working with U.S. and international retailers on private label development, sourcing and in-store marketing.

  • Laura McCord

    Executive Director Category Management, KeHE Distributors, LLC

    Laura has a varied background within the Grocery industry, including being a merchandiser and account manager with the majority of her time spent in Marketing as a category manager. Her expertise includes worked closely with vendor partners on new item introductions and their go-to-market strategies.