Denise Osterhues

Senior Director, Corporate Affairs, The Kroger Company

Denise leads Kroger’s sustainability, philanthropy and community engagement efforts as part of the company’s Corporate Affairs team. Her responsibilities include leading and promoting positive change through Kroger’s Zero Hunger | Zero Waste social impact plan, the company’s commitment to end hunger in its communities and eliminate waste by 2025. This includes shaping plans for The Kroger Co. Zero Hunger | Zero Waste Foundation and the Zero Hunger | Zero Waste Innovation Fund, which aims to find and fund new solutions to the complex issues of food insecurity and food waste in the U.S. Denise joined Kroger in 2008 in Cincinnati. Before Kroger, she served in public affairs, community development and social responsibility roles at First Union National Bank in Charlotte, N.C., and Dow Chemical in Midland, Mich.