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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Warren joins Gabriel deGrood Bendt as Director, Strategy

Katie Warren yesterday joined Gabriel deGrood Bendt (GdB) in the role of Director, Strategy. She comes to GdB following three years at SuperValu, most recently as Vice President, Brand Marketing. Her responsibilities at GdB will include strategic insights and planning, business analysis and account management.

After completing her B.A. from St. Olaf College and receiving a marketing communications certificate from the MBA program at the University of St. Thomas, Warren began her career as an account executive at Campbell Mithun. In 2002, she advanced to the role of Senior Strategist with Br&nd Innovators (a Campbell Mithun company), working with clients Coca-Cola, Polaroid, Land O’Lakes and Honeywell.

At SuperValu, Warren was initially responsible for the successful concept, development, infrastructure and implementation of an innovative in-store nutritional navigation program called nutrition iQ®. She went on to become Director of Marketing Planning and Program Development before assuming the VP, Brand Marketing title.

“We’re delighted to have Katie join us,” said Tom Gabriel, CEO. “Her experience with retail and consumer packaged goods will add depth to our team, and help us provide more extensive marketing and overall business support. In addition, her talents and personality are a great fit for us and our clients.”