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Gene D. Hoffman

Gene D. Hoffman, American food company executive, consultant. Chairman Leader Shape Institute; chairman, board governors ATO Foundation Served with Air Corps United States Naval Reserve, 1945-1946. Member American Management Association, Food Marketing Institute, Greater Cincinnati Chamber of C. (vice president, director), American Institute of Management, Alpha Delta Sigma, Alpha Tau Omega.

Background

  • Hoffman, Gene D. was born on July 29, 1927 in East St. Louis, Illinois, United States. Son of Edmund H. and Bee (Hood) Hoffman.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Journalism in Advt, University Missouri, 1948.

    Career

    • Assistant advertising manager Montgomery Ward Company, 1948. Copywriter, assistant manager advertising promotion Chicago Tribune, 1949-1950. Manager promotion Philadelphia Bulletin, 1951-1956.

      With The Kroger Company, 1956-1977, general manager St. Louis division, 1956-1961. Director marketing processed foods division, Cincinnati, 1961-1963, vice president, general manager, 1964-1966. Corporation vice president St. Louis, 1966.

      Vice president food manufacturing divisions, 1966-1969. President Kroger Food Processing Company, 1969-1972, Kroger Brands Company, 1972-1974. Senior corporation vice president parent company, 1974-1975.

      Corporation president, board directors parent company, 1975-1977. With Super Valu Stores, Inc., Minneapolis, 1977-1988. President Super Valu Wholesale Food Companies, 1977-1987, chairman, 1985-1988.

      Senior corporation vice president Super Valu Stores Inc. Chairman, chief executive officer Food Giant, Inc. President, chief executive officer Corporation Strategies International, Minneapolis, since 1987.

      President Marketing Associates, Inc., since 1987. President, chief executive officer LeaderShape, Inc., Champaign, Illinois, since 1987. Chairman, board directors Quality Containers International, Inc., since 1989.

      Board directors Novate Enterprise, Inc., Americana Magazine, Rural Ventures, Inc., Lewis Grocer Company, Vital Resources, Inc., WestCoast Grocery Company, Paragon Trade Brands, Inc.

    Religion

    Denomination: Episcopalian

    Membership

    Chairman Leader Shape Institute. Chairman, board governors ATO Foundation Served with Air Corps United States Naval Reserve, 1945-1946. Member American Management Association, Food Marketing Institute, Greater Cincinnati Chamber of C. (vice president, director), American Institute of Management, Alpha Delta Sigma, Alpha Tau Omega.

    Clubs: Interlachen Country (Minneapolis), Commercial, Cincinnati, Hyde Park Golf and Country, Queen City, Bankers (Cincinnati). Tonka Racquets, Camargo Racquet.

    Connections

    • Married Nancy P. Claney, October 27, 1951. Children: Kim Elizabeth, Keith Murdock.
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    • 1948
      University Missouri
    • 1948
      Assistant, advertising manager Montgomery Ward Company
    • 1949 - 1950
      copywriter, manager advertising promotion Chicago Tribune
    • 1949 - 1950
      assistant, manager advertising promotion Chicago Tribune
    • 1951 - 1956
      manager, promotion Philadelphia Bulletin
    • 1961 - 1963
      director, marketing processed foods division
      Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
    • 1966
      corporation vice president, St. Louis
    • 1966 - 1969
      vice president, food manufacturing divisions
    • 1969 - 1972
      president, Kroger Food Processing Company
    • 1972 - 1974
      president, Kroger Food Processing Company
    • 1974 - 1975
      senior, corporation vice president parent company
    • 1975 - 1977
      corporation president, s parent company
    • 1975 - 1977
      board director, s parent company
    • 1977 - 1988
      with Super Valu Stores
      Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
    • 1987
      president, officer Corporation Strategies International
      Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
    • 1987
      chief executive, officer Corporation Strategies International
      Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
    • 1987
      president, officer LeaderShape
      Champaign, Illinois, United States
    • 1987
      chief executive, officer LeaderShape
      Champaign, Illinois, United States
    • 1987
      president, Marketing Associates
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