PLEASANTON, Calif. — Safeway on Tuesday said that it has appointed 16-year veteran Jonathan Mayes to senior vice president of government relations, public affairs, corporate social responsibility and philanthropy.
Mayes, 52, joined Safeway in 1994 as a senior attorney focused on employment law, business litigation, and consumer protection matters. In 1996, he joined the company's government relations team as a director and was promoted to vice president of that function in 1999. In 2008, Mayes was named group vice president of government relations in charge of the team of professionals that focus on local, state and federal government matters in the geographies in which Safeway operates in the United States and Canada.
Before joining Safeway, Mayes was senior corporate counsel for Lucky Stores, and an attorney at Donahue Gallagher Woods LLP.
"Jonathan is an exceptional leader and has successfully represented the company and its stakeholders in his role as our key government affairs person," Larree Renda, executive vice president, chief strategist and administrative officer, said in a statement. "Certainly he will bring the same level of excellence and commitment to these other functions that interact on a daily basis with our customers and communities."