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Tillamook's new CFO has a diverse background

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A UC Berkeley graduate and former CFO of Vitamin World USA, Peggy Han joins creamery association.

Peggy Han's career path has led her from Hewlett-Packard to Safeway to Vitamin World USA.

Now it's taken her to Oregon's Tillamook County Creamery Association, where she became executive vice president and chief executive officer on June 1.

“We are in an exciting period of brand growth and expansion, and I have full confidence she will be a strong addition to the TCCA executive team," said Patrick Criteser, Tillamook's president and CEO. "We welcome her impressive depth of experience and know that she will be instrumental in the continued success of our co-op.”

Han comes to Tillamook from Vitamin World, where the former CFO kept the company resilient while navigating the unprecedented business challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a co-op news release.

Previously she was head of financial planning and analysis for Roche Molecular Diagnostics at F. Hoffman-La Roche AG after having spent more than 15 years at Safeway, Inc. At Safeway, she served in various business units including New Store and Concept Development, Beverages, Snacks, and ultimately, Head of Finance for Safeway’s Own Brands packaged foods division – representing $7 billion in annual revenue at the time, according to the release.

She got her start as a financial analyst at Hewlett Packard after graduating from the University of California at Berkeley with a degree in cconomics and a minor in accounting. She also earned an MBA in finance from the University of Texas at Austin.

At Tillamook, Han will oversee and manage controllership, financial planning and analysis, tax, treasury, and information technology. She brings more than 25 years of financial leadership experience and a lifetime of love for the Tillamook brand, the co-op says.

“We are committed to being a company of good financial stewards and visionary leaders and that starts with the exceptional talent of our people – like Peggy,” Criteser said.

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