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• The Food Industry Management Program at the USC Marshall School of Business announced yesterday that it has named David G. Hirz, President and CEO of Smart & Final, the 2015 Food Industry Executive of the Year.

The award is presented annually to what the school describes as "a food industry executive who has shown extraordinary leadership while producing exceptional business results," and Cynthia McCloud, FIM's program director, says that Hirz "has demonstrated his leadership by developing a culture of learning within Smart & Final that is widely recognized by our industry, and he will be an excellent mentor for our students."
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