Vice President, Communications & Public Relations - Meijer
Ray Hancart is the vice president of communications and public relations at Meijer, a multi-billion-dollar household name in retail that operates 501 supercenters, neighborhood markets, Meijer Grocery and Express locations throughout Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky and Wisconsin. A privately-owned and family-operated company since 1934, Meijer pioneered the "one-stop shopping" concept. Before Meijer, Ray served as the strategic communications vice president at GOJO Industries, makers of Purell™. In this role, he led internal and external communications, government relations and community relations. He also served as a member of the Enterprise Management Venue and is a Sustainable Value and DEI Steering Team member. Prior to that, he held roles of escalating responsibility in the communications and digital marketing teams at The J.M. Smucker Co., where he helped modernize the corporate communications department and introduced the company’s first new corporate identify in 40 years. He also previously led key consumer accounts for Columbus, Ohio-based Fahlgren Mortine Public Relations working with regional and national brands.