For Immediate Release

Monogram Food Solutions, LLC.

March 1, 2022

MEMPHIS, TENN. (March 1, 2022) – Monogram Foods (“Monogram”), a nationwide leader in developing, co-packaging, and manufacturing food products, announces that after a successful eight-year tenure as the Company’s Chief Information Officer (CIO), Joan Vanness will retire in April of 2022. Monogram Foods is pleased to welcome Dawn Drewry as its incoming CIO. Drewry joined the Company on February 28, 2022.

“Joan has been an excellent leader during our time of tremendous growth,” says Monogram Foods’s Chief Executive Officer Karl Schledwitz. “She worked tirelessly to ensure we had the very best team in place and the technical infrastructure to support our growth. We are forever grateful for her service to Monogram Foods.”

Drewry’s hire is part of Monogram’s strategic vision of continued growth as a market leader in innovative food manufacturing. She joins the company one week after Monogram Foods’ incoming CFO Jana Haynes.

Drewry served as Tyson Foods’ Vice President of Global Functions Technology; prior to that she spent nearly a decade at Hewlett Packard as an IT executive. “We are incredibly fortunate that Dawn chose to join the Monogram Foods’ team. Her expertise and talent will allow us to continue our strategic growth trajectory,” says Schledwitz.

“Joining Monogram Foods during this time is incredibly exciting,” says Drewry. “It’s a dynamic company with great people and an excellent culture, and I look forward to being part of the team.”

Drewry received a Bachelor of Business Administration with a focus on Management Information Systems. She is currently pursuing her master’s degree in Strategic Management and Executive Leadership from Penn State. Drewry will live in Memphis, Tennessee, headquarters of Monogram Foods.

About Monogram Foods

Monogram Foods is a packaged foods producer and private label provider for strategic partners throughout the United States. Founded in 2004 with the purchase of King Cotton® and Circle B Brand® meats from Sara Lee Corporation, Monogram Foods manufactures and markets top-quality food products. Among these are a full range of meat snacks, appetizers, assembled sandwiches, raw bacon, corn dogs, bakery, and other convenience products. Monogram Foods is headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee, and operates 11 facilities in seven states.

Monogram Foods has been recognized on Inc. Magazine’s annual list of America’s fastest-growing private companies for 11 years, longer than any other company.


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Liz McKee
Monogram Foods