Former AFS CEO Neal Berube Recognized by National Association 

The Food Industry Association (FMI) has recognized six individuals for its annual Executive Leadership Awards including former president and CEO of Associated Food Stores, Neal Berube. Throughout the past year, these executives displayed leadership in overcoming challenges of the food industry. The Herbert Hoover Award for Humanitarian Service was presented to Neal 

FMI’s announcement read, “Herbert Hoover demonstrated the immense power the food industry wields in uplifting those in need. During WWI, Hoover’s Commission for Relief in Belgium (CRB) fed more than 10,000 civilians in an active war zone for five years. This spirit of public service is reflective of Berube’s career. He continued to volunteer outside his day job, serving on the boards for Intermountain Healthcare and McKay Dee Hospital in Utah. Berube also serves as the mayor of North Ogden City, Utah, where he pursues positive, community-based solutions to local problems and encourages informed civic engagement from all his constituents.” 

The 2022 awards were presented at the FMI Midwinter Executive Conference Awards luncheon in Orlando, Florida. 

“From inflation and supply chain challenges to federal mandates and COVID-cautious consumers, food industry executives had the responsibility to navigate a barrage of new and complex issues throughout the last 24 months,” said Leslie G. Sarasin, FMI president and CEO. “Their forward-thinking solutions and refined