Food Marketing Institute (FMI) has promoted Patrick J. Walsh to senior vice president of industry relations, education and research.

Walsh, who has been with FMI for 11 years, previously was vice president of industry collaboration and education. Prior to joining FMI, he was director of corporate electronic marketing at Safeway in Pleasanton, Calif.

Pat has been instrumental in developing valuable programs for our members," said Leslie G. Sarasin, president and CEO at FMI, in a statement. "He has spent his entire career in the retail and fast-moving consumer goods industry. His experience has proven to be a great asset, as Pat has a wonderful ability to establish industry partnerships and implement new initiatives that benefit all of our members."

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