Safeway names Eastern Division president

Pleasanton, Calif. – Safeway has appointed Brian Baer to president of the company's Eastern Division. Baer joined Safeway in 2001 as VP finance for the company's Phoenix Division. In 2004, he became group VP finance planning and analysis at the Safeway's corporate headquarters.

Baer joined the Dominick's Division as CFO in 2008, and was promoted to president of that Division in 2011. Prior to joining Safeway, Baer spent more than 12 years with the Marriott Corporation serving in various financial management positions in operations, corporate finance and real estate development.

"Brian's proven management skills and experience will serve our customer base well in the Eastern Division," said Kelly Griffith, Safeway executive VP, retail operations.

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