Bill Mayo

Advisory and Advancement Council Member

Bill Mayo '90
Wakefern Food Corp
Chief Administrative Officer

Bill-Mayo-200-200Bill Mayo is the Chief Administrative Officer of Wakefern Food Corp., the largest retailer-owned cooperative in the United States. Bill joined Wakefern in 1995 after five years working in logistics for the energy and oil corporation Hess. He started his Wakefern career as member of the company’s Leaders in Training program. He worked in the Meat and Frozen Food divisions before being named a senior category manager in Grocery Marketing. He has worn many hats during his two decades at Wakefern. Bill has served as Procurement Manager of General Merchandise, Procurement Manager of Produce, Vice President of HBC and Pharmacy, Vice-president of Dairy and Frozen and Senior Vice President of Fresh Foods.In 2014, Bill was named Senior Vice President of Wakefern’s Logistics, Technology, Engineering, Product Integrity/Replenishment and Wholesale divisions. He moved into his current role of Chief Administrative Officer in 2018.While working at Wakefern, Bill earned a master’s degree in Marketing from Saint Joseph’s University and also completed the Cornell University Food Executive Program. He received his undergraduate degree in Business Marketing in 1990 from WPU and went to work in logistics at the energy and oil corporation Hess. He worked at Hess until 1995. In the past Bill was a member of the Board of Directors of the Eastern Produce Council and the Board of the National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Association as well as the FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean counties. Bill currently serves on the Saint Joseph’s Academy of Food Marketing Board.

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