The Food Marketing Institute has added an industry veteran to its senior staff.

Marjorie DePuy, who has more than 15 years of experience in non-profit and association program management, in addition to relevant industry experience, is FMI’s new senior director for supply chain and sustainability.  

“DePuy brings a hands-on awareness of both the individual challenges and opportunities, along with the synergy existing between supply chain and sustainability issues,” says Mark Baum, the association’s senior vice president for industry relations and chief collaboration officer. “Her background in consumer packaged good companies and her practical experience in building collaborative business relationships will make her a strong solutions-based leader in both of these critical operational areas for the food retail community.”

In her new role, DePuy will build upon FMI’s key functional areas of supply chain and sustainability, amplifying the association’s traditional strengths in addition to bringing a new awareness of the reciprocity and interplay between the two key areas, Baum says. Her strategic thinking and mission-driven attitude will enhance FMI’s capabilities as these functional roles are becoming increasingly important to the consumer and the day-to-day work of the food retailer.

As the modern supply chain becomes more circular, with the consumer at the center, DePuy will help elevate FMI’s ongoing work by creating even more solid, collaborative industry relations between both retailers and suppliers, according to the association.