Schnucks Markets announces the appointment of Laura L. Freeman, Ph.D. as its new chief people officer

ST. LOUIS, 2016-Feb-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — Schnucks Markets, Inc. is pleased to announce Laura L. Freeman, Ph.D., has joined the company as its new chief people officer. Freeman will lead human resources (HR) for Schnucks, which employs nearly 15,000 teammates in stores, facilities, warehouses and offices across the Midwest. She will also serve on the company’s senior management team and report to the Schnucks Chairman and CEO, Todd Schnuck.

Freeman brings more than 30 years of experience in HR, talent management and organizational development from her work with Fortune 500 companies as well as domestic and international organizations in the manufacturing, restaurant, hotel and service-based industries. Her expertise includes developing and implementing HR strategies that support business plans as well as operational objectives.

“Laura is a great addition to our team, and we look forward to her leadership and guidance as we continue to serve customers in our 99 stores across five states,” said Schnucks Chairman and CEO Todd Schnuck.

“After becoming familiar with the Schnuck family and the Schnucks organization as a whole, I’m honored to join the team,” Freeman said. “I consider it a great challenge and privilege to lead the human resource efforts of such a renowned company.”

Before joining Schnucks, Freeman was with Win With HR, a solutions provider based in Memphis, Tenn., specializing in the hiring and selection process, compensation management, HRIS benefits, leadership development skills, culture and engagement, change management coaching and employee relations.

Freeman holds a Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, a Masters of Arts in Psychology – Organizational Psychology from United States International University in San Diego, Calif. and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Union University in Jackson, Tenn.

About Schnuck Markets, Inc.
Founded in St. Louis in 1939, Schnuck Markets, Inc. is a third-generation, family-owned grocery/pharmacy retailer committed to nourishing people’s lives. The company takes pride in its community partnerships and gives in kind and cash donations to more than 500 not-for-profit organizations each year. Schnucks currently operates 99 stores in Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin and Iowa. Privately held, Schnucks employs nearly 15,000 teammates and is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri. Follow Schnucks on Facebook at

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