New Board Members for 2013
February 13, 2013
Mid-South Food Bank has appointed James Huffman from
Baptist Memorial Hospital DeSoto and Cindy Rantanen from Kroger Delta Division to
the board of directors.
James Huffman is the administrator and chief
executive officer for Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto in Southaven,
Mississippi. He was previously administrator and CEO at Baptist Memorial
Hospital-Union County in New Albany, Mississippi and, before that, Baptist
Memorial Hospital Golden Triangle in Union County, where he served as chief
financial officer. Huffman has a Bachelor’s degree in health care management
from Appalachian State University and a Master’s degree in finance and certificate
in health care finance from the University of South Carolina.
Cindy Rantanen is vice president of merchandising
for The Kroger Company's Delta Division.
She is responsible for 109 stores in five states. Rantanan career in the grocery industry
started at a family store in Washington.
She later worked for several grocery companies, joining QFC in 1997,
which became a division of Kroger. She
has served in a variety of leadership roles at Kroger. Previous to being appointed to her present
position in 2010, she was vice president of grocery sales planning & direct
store delivery. She holds a Bachelor's
degree in marketing from Pacific Lutheran University.