CINCINNATI – Rebekah Manis has been promoted to director of investor relations for The Kroger Co. She was most recently corporate controller for merchandising.

Manis began her career at Kroger in 1994 as a cashier, eventually joining the company’s regional accounting service center as a finance manager. In 2004, she was promoted to the capital management team, where she held various leadership roles for 10 years, including capital management financial manager. Manis was named senior financial manager for Our Brands in 2014, then promoted to merchandising controller in 2016.

"Rebekah is a seasoned financial executive who brings deep experience in several key business units to her new role," said Mike Schlotman, executive vice president and chief financial officer for Kroger. "We are grateful she has accepted this position and look forward to what she will contribute to our investor community."

Manis succeeds Kate Ward, who has been promoted to president of Kroger Personal Finance. Ward joined Kroger in 2001 as an auditor then spent 10 years in capital management before being named director of investor relations in 2015.

"We thank Kate for her commitment to our investors and look forward to her continued leadership as president of Kroger Personal Finance," Schlotman said.