Don has been with Safeway for almost 10 years. His department, Strategic Sourcing, is focused on collaborating with the highest capable supply base on the overall Safeway strategy to drive long term competitive advantage. This includes identifying new suppliers that can bring exclusive innovation to Safeway, as well as working with current suppliers to improve their performance in service, quality, sustainability and costs. Prior to joining Safeway, he spent some time as a consultant with A.T. Kearney working with Fortune 500 companies on optimizing their supply chains. He also spent some time with the Clorox Company in their procurement and supply chain areas. Early in his career, he worked in the finance industry with Norwest Corporation, which was later acquired by Wells Fargo.