Jerel Golub, Vice Chairman of the Board of Price Chopper Supermarkets, began his career in the supermarket industry in 1973 when, at the age of fifteen, he bagged groceries and collected shopping carts at the company’s Central Market store in Schenectady, NY.  After earning his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Boston University and completing General Electric’s Financial Management Program, Mr. Golub began his full-time career with Price Chopper in 1982.  He later took time to earn his MBA degree from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University, which he completed in 1985.

During his career with the company, Mr. Golub’s responsibilities have spanned the marketing, merchandising, and operational side of the business, as well as finance and administration.  As Vice President of Marketing, he led the company’s efforts to use its loyalty card data and other research to better understand its customers, as well as to develop more meaningful, targeted promotional offers.  On the administrative side of the business, he led a number of store acquisitions during the late ‘90’s and early 2000’s.   Named Executive Vice President and COO in 2008, he was a driving force behind the company’s efforts to refine its brand vision.  He served as President of the company from 2010 to 2015, and CEO from 2012 to 2016.

Jerry’s professional activities have also extended to the broader business community.  He is currently a Board member of the Food Marketing Institute (FMI), as well as a Board member of the Business Council of New York State.  In the past, he served on the committee that established FMI’s Future Leaders conference, which is designed to attract, educate, and inspire both current and future industry leaders.  In addition, he served on the Coca-Cola Retail Research Council for North America, which completed a major study in 2011 on social media and its implications for the supermarket industry. 

Jerry is also actively involved in the community.  He is currently Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Albany Symphony Orchestra.  In addition, he is a member of the Finance Committee of the United Jewish Federation of Northeastern New York Endowment Fund.