The World Food Prize Foundation

2019 Borlaug Dialogue Speakers

Ms. Jessica Adelman

Group Vice President, Corporate Affairs, The Kroger Co.

Jessica C. Adelman is Chief Corporate Affairs Officer for The Kroger Co. overseeing reputation management, internal and external communications, brand public relations, environmental sustainability and social responsibility, media, government and regulatory affairs, crisis management, cause-marketing, corporate philanthropy and community relations. These form Kroger’s Zero Hunger | Zero Waste social impact plan – designed to end hunger in Kroger communities and eliminate all waste across the company by 2025.  She serves as President of both Kroger foundations – the private foundation, and Zero Hunger | Zero Waste Foundation, a public charity designed to find solutions to food waste in America. She graduated from Dartmouth College, earning an M.B.A. from the Wharton School. Jessica also earned an M.A. in international relations from the University of Pennsylvania and an executive certificate in trade policy from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. She serves on the boards of the US Chamber of Commerce Foundation and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.

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