Tiffany Paup Sanders (’95 Comm. & French Lit.) is currently the Corporate Affairs Manager and spokesperson for the Fred Meyer and QFC Divisions of Kroger. She holds dual degrees from Washington State University in Broadcast Journalism and French Foreign Language and Literatures and excelled as a varsity track and field scholarship athlete.

Before joining the grocery business, Sanders’ broadcasting career spanned over 15 years in Seattle, Tucson, and the Tri-Cities as a Chief Weather Meteorologist and news reporter. Transitioning from her broadcast journalism career, Sanders joined Fred Meyer and QFC in 2020. She now represents and advocates for 42,000 associates in 191 Fred Meyer & QFC Stores across Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Alaska. Sanders directs all corporate communications, media and community relations and philanthropy programs.

In 2023, Sanders was named one of the Top Women in Grocery by Progressive Grocer Magazine for her continued achievements as an influential female in the North American retail food industry. Last year, she oversaw the distribution of more than $8 million in cash and in-kind donations to support local nonprofit organizations. Her charitable giving strategy led the company to provide average donations of nearly $40,000 per store location. In her work to bring awareness to hunger and waste, Sanders’s leadership resulted in 65% of Kroger’s waste diverted from landfills and the rescue of 6.5 million pounds of nutritious food that could no longer be sold but donated to local food banks and pantries.

An active volunteer, Sanders collaborates with organizations like Food Lifeline, The Salvation Army, and the Oregon League of Minority Voters. She is also passionate about diversity, equity and inclusion and supporting women in the workforce and serves as a mentor to WSU students.

She and her husband, David, met as college athletes in 1994 and have a daughter in graduate school and a son in college.