Doug Scholz Promoted to COO

The California Grocers Association (CGA) has promoted Doug Scholz to the position Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, effective immediately.

In this newly created position, Scholz will manage the Association’s day-to-day operations, reporting directly to CGA CEO and President Ron Fong. As part of his new role, Scholz will also transition into additional oversight of CGA’s finance, administrative, and human resource departments.

“Since Doug joined CGA, he has demonstrated his leadership capabilities time and time again,” Fong said. “He has been a steward of the CGA culture and has brought innovative approaches to each part of the Association’s business that he has touched.”

Scholz joined CGA in 2010 as Senior Director of Business Development and Strategic Partnerships. He was subsequently promoted to Vice President of Business Development and Marketing and Senior Vice President of Business Development and Marketing. Through these roles, he actively managed the Association’s marketing, membership, sales, events, and communications departments.

“Doug’s story at CGA is a story of growth — for both the Association and himself,” Fong continued. “In the COO role, he’ll gain even greater latitude to impact the organization, enhance the way it serves California’s grocery community, and further develop CGA’s personnel.”

Prior to joining CGA, Scholz was Director of Partner Marketing for the Sacramento Convention & Visitors Bureau. His previous employment includes Director of Sales and Premium Seating for Maloof Sports and Entertainment, Sales and Strategic Partnerships Manager for Viacom International, Paramount Parks Division and Conference Marketing and Sales Manager for Viacom International.