Stater Bros. Promotes Marisa Kutansky to Comm. Director
Stater Bros. Markets has promoted Marisa Kutansky to the role of director of communications.
In her new position, Kutansky will develop, manage and execute the retailer's internal and external corporate communication strategies. She will report to Senior Director of Corporate Affairs Nancy Negrette.
An Inland Empire native, she joined the Stater Bros. “family” in 1992 as a courtesy clerk at the company’s North Fontana supermarket near Foothill Blvd. on Sierra Ave. At this store location, she spent 10 years steadily progressing through a range of retail positions, including clerk and key carrier, supporting the store manager in the day-to-day operations of the supermarket. In 2002, she joined the company’s public relations department, where she held the roles of public relations assistant, community activities coordinator and, most recently, communications specialist.
'Marisa is a well-respected and valued member of the Stater Bros. 'family,'' noted Pete Van Helden, Stater Bros. president and CEO. “She is a skilled professional who throughout the course of her career has developed a keen sense of the company’s corporate culture as well as passion for the Stater Bros. brand. Her role in devising progressive communication strategies through our corporate lens is central to meeting the current and future needs of our company and our evolving audiences."
Based in San Bernardino, Calif., Stater Bros. operates 169 supermarkets and employs approximately 18,000 associates.