COMMERCE, Calif. — Unified Grocers here said Sue Klug, senior vice president and chief marketing officer, has received the 2013 Torch Award from the Illuminators Educational Foundation.

Sue KlugThe award is given to an industry executive who advances education in their company and the industry by example and leadership. According to the Illuminators, Klug has dedicated herself to helping others learn by initiating and actively supporting company and industry education and mentoring programs such as tuition reimbursement, the USC Food Management and Executive programs and the retail management certification program of the Western Association of Food Chains.

“I'm a firm believer in the value of continuous learning and professional development, and I'm delighted to be recognized by an organization that shares my passion," Klug said in a statement.


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The Illuminators is an organization of vendors and suppliers dedicated to developing and enhancing key relationships within the grocery industry and providing opportunities for education and leadership. The Illuminators Educational Foundation offers scholarships to high school seniors and college students.

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