Albertsons Companies, operator of Shaw’s, Star Market, Safeway, and other food and drug retailers, announced Juliette Pryor has been named executive vice president and general counsel. She will join the company’s senior leadership team, effective June 15.

Pryor will join Albertsons from Cox Enterprises, where she serves as general counsel and corporate secretary, a role she has held for nearly four years. Before that, she spent 11 years at US Foods, including serving as general counsel and chief compliance officer. At Albertsons, Pryor will lead the company’s corporate governance and compliance functions as well as matters related to financial reporting, M&A, labor and employment, real estate, litigation, data privacy, and government affairs.

Pryor succeeds Bob Gordon, who announced he is stepping down and transitioning to retirement after over 20 years with Safeway and Albertsons, collectively. Gordon, who came to Safeway from Pillsbury Winthrop in 1999, previously served as the chief governance officer and general counsel of Safeway Inc.