HONOLULU, April 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Alexander & Baldwin, Inc. (NYSE:ALEX) (A&B or Company) today announced that Jenai Sullivan Wall, chairman and chief executive officer of Foodland Super Market, Ltd. (Foodland), has been elected to the A&B board of directors. Wall replaces Jeffrey Watanabe, who, after 12 years of service on the A&B board, has reached the board's mandatory retirement age of 72.
Since 1998, Wall has served as the chairman and chief executive officer of Foodland Super Market, Ltd., Hawaii's largest supermarket chain, which includes over 30 stores across Hawaii under the Foodland, Sack N Save and Foodland Farms brands. She also serves as chief executive officer of the other entities that comprise the Sullivan Family of Companies, including Food Pantry, Ltd., Kalama Beach Corporation, and The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf Hawaii. Foodland and The Sullivan Family of Companies employ over 4,000 individuals.
"Jenai's strong business background and deep commitment to enhancing the quality of life in Hawaii make her an outstanding addition to our board of directors. We are very pleased to welcome her to A&B," said Stanley M. Kuriyama, A&B chairman and chief executive officer. "Jenai is a talented and proven leader who over 17 years as its head has grown Foodland and The Sullivan Family of Companies to encompass over 150 retail stores across 9 states. A&B and its shareholders will significantly benefit from her financial, strategic-planning, and leadership skills, as well as her extensive retail experience and knowledge of the local market. We look forward to working closely with Jenai as A&B continues to seek new opportunities to strengthen and grow the Company," added Kuriyama.
Wall, age 56, also serves as chair of 'Iolani School's board of governors, and is a director of First Hawaiian Bank, Servco Pacific, Inc., and the Queen's Health System. Wall earned her bachelor's degree in mathematics from Wellesley College and master's degree in business administration from Columbia University.
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