The Fresh Market names new SVP

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The Fresh Market names new SVP

By Gina Acosta - 01/04/2018

The Fresh Market has appointed a new SVP to lead the company's human resources division.

Yvonne Cowser Yancy will become the company’s senior vice president and chief human resources officer.

Yancy joins The Fresh Market with more than 20 years of experience in human resources in both private and public sectors.

Based in Greensboro, she will be responsible for The Fresh Market’s field and home office human resource and benefit functions, including talent acquisition, organizational design and development, training, compensation and health and wellness functions.

Yancy has extensive experience in the human resources field, having worked with several Fortune 500 companies including GE Capital, Ashland, Inc., Lincoln Financial Group, Turner Broadcasting and SunTrust Bank.

Prior to assuming her new position at The Fresh Market, she served as the commissioner of human resources for the City of Atlanta, where she oversaw all HR functions that impacted 8,500 employees and 5,000 retirees, such as health and wellness benefit plans, labor relations, talent acquisition, HRIS and the employee assistance program.

“Yvonne’s background and experience make her an incredibly valuable resource for The Fresh Market team,” said Larry Appel, president and chief executive officer of The Fresh Market. “Her ability to design, implement and lead HR initiatives will help cement The Fresh Market as an industry leader from a hiring and employee satisfaction standpoint.”

An Atlanta native, Ms. Yancy holds an M.B.A. in employee relations from Georgia State University and a Bachelor’s degree in economics from Northwestern University. 

“The spirit of The Fresh Market is an integral piece of what sets this company apart in the industry,” said Ms. Yancy. “As I join The Fresh Market team, I am committed to applying my experiences in both the public and private sector to further a prosperous and welcoming workplace for all of our employees.”

Founded in 1982, The Fresh Market, Inc. operates 176 stores in 24 states across the U.S. 

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