John F. MacDonald
Director of Marketing Operations and Meal Solutions for The GIANT Company where he is responsible to lead the creative, advertising, media strategy, in store execution as well as drive the merchandising meal solutions initiatives for The GIANT Company’s family of brands. In John’s 29 year professional career, he has held several leadership positions in the heath care and the retail industry supporting professionals and customers. His Ahold Delhaize / GIANT career began in 1999 with the Ahold Financial Service group and has progressed to his current role at the GIANT Company and his recent former role at Giant Food in Landover MD as the Chief Marketing Officer. There he led the creation and stand up of a fully decentralized Marketing organization executing the strategic sales and marketing plans, media / digital strategies and the CSR pillars of the company ensuring responsible retailing and community engagement.
John earned a Bachelors of Science Degree in Marketing at Bloomsburg University, holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration from Lebanon Valley College, and has attained a black belt level of process improvement in Lean / Six Sigma. In addition to his current responsibilities, John also serves on the Board of Directors for Perry County Literacy Council and teaches Undergraduate and M.B.A. courses at Elizabethtown College and Masters level courses for Lebanon Valley College.