"Mary has a wealth of experience and expertise in all areas of corporate communications," said Marta Jones Turner, Flowers Foods' executive vice president of corporate relations. "I am confident she will provide insightful leadership and invaluable support as she takes on new responsibilities."
Chad Johnson is now vice president of distributor communications, with responsibility for independent distributor communications as well as communications support for distributor relations and sales staff. Johnson joined Flowers' Villa Rica, Ga. bakery as a sales associate in 1995, and held positions in information systems, human resources, and communications at Flowers' home office in Thomasville, including manager, director, and managing director. Johnson holds a bachelor's degree in speech communications from The University of Georgia.
"Chad's career at Flowers includes a variety of work experiences," said Jones Turner. "His communication skills, graphic design and technical abilities have allowed him to develop powerful and highly effective messaging skills and I know he will continue to contribute great things in his new role."
About Flowers Foods
Headquartered in Thomasville, Ga., Flowers Foods, Inc. (NYSE: FLO) is one of the largest producers of fresh packaged bakery foods in the United States, with 2015 sales of $3.8 billion. Flowers operates bakeries across the country that produce a wide range of bakery products. Among the company's top brands are Nature's Own, Wonder, and Tastykake. Learn more at www.flowersfoods.com.
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