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Vice President of the West Region

Tom Laven

Tom’s career at Fareway spans 41 years. He began as a grocery carryout/courtesy in 1982, while attending St. Mary’s High School in Storm Lake, Iowa. He accepted a full-time position in 1986 at the Fareway store in Iowa Falls, Iowa. He worked his way through roles of increasing responsibility at six different Fareway locations before accepting the grocery manager position at the south Ankeny store in 1999. In 2005, he assumed a supervisor role with Fareway and began leading the direct store delivery team in 2009, until being promoted to his current role as Regional Vice President of the West Region in the spring of 2018.

Tom has been married to his wife, Jill, for 31 years and they have been blessed with three children: Mariah (29), Myles (26), and Mac (24).

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