Rob Backus

PRESIDENT, SHAW'S AND STAR MARKET

Rob joined Safeway in 1990 as a courtesy clerk and worked his way through several Store Management Positions throughout Safeway's British Columbia, Canada operations. He was promoted to Director of Retail Support in Vancouver, BC in 2005. In 2009, Rob was promoted to District Manager in Anchorage, Alaska, a position he held until 2015 when he accepted the role of Area Vice President of Operations in the Seattle Division. In 2016, he was appointed Senior Vice President of Operations for the Seattle Division. In March 2020, Rob was promoted to President of the Shaw's and Star Market Division. In addition to his many retail roles, Rob holds a Masters of Business Administration, Executive Management & Management Consulting from Royal Roads University.