FMI announces executive changes

ARLINGTON, Va. — The Food Marketing Institute announced that one of its former executives is rejoining the organization, while another will be retiring.

FMI announced last Friday that Patrick Davis has rejoined the organization as its VP state government relations, where he will serve as the principal liaison between FMI and state associations. Prior to rejoining FMI, Davis served as president and founder of Alliance Consulting.

"We know from his previous work at FMI that Patrick is a proven and successful leader and we are delighted to welcome him back to the team," FMI president and CEO Leslie Sarasin said. "His extensive knowledge of food industry operations provides solid grounding for his task of establishing, promoting and communicating state-level legislation as an advocate for the food retail and wholesale industry."

Meanwhile, FMI also said that Jill Hollingsworth, SVP food safety programs, is retiring after 15 years of service. During her tenure, FMI “[developed] a complete spectrum of food safety resources for retailers and wholesalers, including the Safe Quality Food Institute and SafeMark training programs,” Sarasin said. 

"Jill has been an extraordinary advocate on behalf of supermarkets," Sarasin added. "She has spent her entire career dedicated to ensuring food safety for consumers. She will be greatly missed but we wish her a wonderful retirement."