FreshDirect has tapped longtime public employee Larry Scott Blackmon as the grocery delivery company’s VP, community and government affairs.
In his new position, Blackmon will work to build and expand the company’s community partnerships — especially in New York City’s Bronx borough, where FreshDirect is relocating its office.
“As FreshDirect continues to grow in the New York marketplace and beyond, it is important that we deepen and strengthen our relationships in the communities we serve, and Larry is the right person to lead this effort," said Brizel.
In addition to his work with New York politicians former Mayor Michael Bloomberg and former City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, Blackmon has most recently worked in outreach. Before joining FreshDirect, he was deputy community outreach commissioner for New York’s parks and recreation department.
"I look forward to joining the company at this exciting time of growth and working closely with local officials and organizations to develop new opportunities to give back, get involved, and forge even deeper relationships in the communities we serve,” Blackmon said.