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Chief Information Officer, Wakefern Food Corp
Cheryl Williams, an innovator who has been at the forefront of technology during her two decades with Wakefern, was named the cooperative’s Chief Information Officer in 2016. She coordinates technology on both the corporate and retail fronts.
Before moving into her new role, Williams was the vice president of Digital Commerce and Innovation (DCI) at Wakefern.
As head of DCI, she led the team that launched ShopRite's first mobile app along with the ShopRite from Home online service and digital coupons to address the changing needs of ShopRite consumers. Today, ShopRite is recognized as a supermarket leader in digital commerce and ShopRite from Home is one of the fastest growing parts of the business.
In 2011, Williams was named to Wakefern’s executive staff, the senior management team that helps guides the company’s corporate and strategic vision.
Williams joined Wakefern in 1996, starting her career in the CISD division. Within a short time, she was promoted to director of Applications, where she oversaw the development of Wakefern’s retail and corporate system. Williams has also served as our vice president of Marketing, where she oversaw a variety of different divisions including Quality Assurance, Wholesale and Specialty Grocery.
Williams is an active member of the Network of Executive Women (NEW) and she also serves on the board of Choose New Jersey. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Cook College, Rutgers University. Williams and her husband Mike reside in South Brunswick, New Jersey.