Linda Johnson

by Justin Cates
Linda Johnson
Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources & Communications Officer
Food Lion

Linda Johnson is the Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources and Communications Officer for Food Lion.

Johnson is a passionate leader who drives equity for Food Lion’s 82,000 associates. Her commitment to the brand’s ‘Count on me’ culture creates an inclusive workplace where associates find a place of belonging.

Responsible for developing and executing the Human Resources and people strategies in support of the overall business plan and strategic direction for Food Lion, Johnson takes a holistic approach to creating the goals and growth of her department. She oversees HR strategy, talent management, associate engagement, organizational development, learning and development, DE& I, corporate communications and associate relations.

Johnson ensures equitable opportunities that produce business results, from the hiring process to the professional development of associates across the company. As a member of the Food Lion Leadership Team, she works across departments to ensure community partnerships are inclusive and deliver positive results in the towns and cities served.

Johnson joined Food Lion in 2013 from SUPERVALU, Inc. She has received recognition for her professional accomplishments including the Shelby Publishing’s 2022 Diversity + Inclusion Icon Award.

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