Golden State Foods is pleased to announce the promotion of Shellie Frey from Senior Director of Corporate Communications to Group Vice President, Corporate Communications. Shellie will continue to provide leadership and direction regarding all internal and external communications for the company, ensuring that communications goals and objectives are met.
“Shellie has done a tremendous job building from scratch a small-yet-effective Communications Department,” says Steve Becker, Senior Vice President, Human Resources, to whom Shellie reports. “She and her team have achieved many milestones, which have helped the company communicate better internally with our associates, externally with our customers and publicly with our local and industry communities, while perpetuating our corporate brand. We greatly appreciate the value that Shellie continues to bring to this area of the business and look forward to her continued communications strategies moving forward as the company continues to grow. Shellie clearly lives out our value, “Maintain the highest standards” not only in her work, but in the accomplishments of her talented department.”
A 10-year GSF associate, Shellie began her career at GSF in 2002 as Director of Corporate Communications, where she established and developed the newly-created position at the time. Several years later, she was promoted to Senior Director, Corporate Communications, where she has been effectively serving for the last five years. In this role, she provided leadership for developing and executing communications strategies and tactics for the organization including internal and external news, media relations, customer communications, crisis management, websites, videos, special events and all other strategic communications. Her leadership and tenacity have facilitated the development of hundreds of news stories, announcements, advertisements and presentations for GSF each year. Shellie has also been a strong supporter of the GSF Foundation since its inception, including serving as the Communications Director for the organization.
Originally from North Tustin, California, Shellie earned her Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees in Communications at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, where she also served as a full-time professor in the School of Communications. Shellie is also a published book author and magazine writer. She currently resides in her home town and enjoys water skiing, snow skiing, playing tennis and spending time with her family and friends.