PLEASANTON, CA—Food and drug retail giant Safeway has appointed 16-year company veteran Jonathan Mayes as senior vice president of government relations, public affairs, corporate social responsibility and philanthropy.
Mayes joined Safeway in 1994 as a senior attorney focused on employment law, business litigation, and consumer protection matters. In 1996, he joined the company's government relations team as a director and was promoted to vice president of that function in 1999. In 2008, Mayes was named group vice president of government relations in charge of the team of professionals that focus on local, state and federal government matters in the geographies in which Safeway operates in the United States and Canada.
Before joining Safeway, Mayes was senior corporate counsel for Lucky Stores, and an attorney at Donahue Gallagher Woods.