Vanessa E. Rosales is the Corporate & Government Affairs Director for Food 4 Less and Ralphs (interim) – 2 of 20 divisions of the nation’s largest traditional grocery retailer The Kroger Co. Vanessa oversees the Food 4 Less and Ralphs Foundations, public relations, associate communications, community and government affairs.
Prior to joining Food 4 Less/Ralphs, Vanessa was managing a six-city diversity marketing program for Goodyear & NASCAR which aimed to introduce the sport to women and minorities. She has worked for both for-profit and nonprofits in public relations and social corporate responsibility positions and has contributed to organizations such as Kaiser Permanente, NASCAR, Honda, The American Heart Association and City of Hope Cancer Center.
Vanessa holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism with an emphasis in public relations and a minor in marketing from California State University Long Beach. Vanessa and her husband Joe live in the greater Los Angeles area and have two children, Logan Orion, 4 ½ and Presley Soleil, 11 months.