New co-manager

Rachael Messier has been named the co-manager at the Oak Hill Kroger.

Rachael Messier has been named a co-manager of the Oak Hill Kroger.

A native of Hedgesville, Messier comes from the Harper Road Kroger in Beckley. She replaces Stephanie Yearago, who has been promoted to manager of the Rainelle Kroger.

Messier joined Kroger in 2010 in Morgantown and completed the management training program. She was co-manager at the Harper Road Kroger.

“I am delighted to be a team member in Oak Hill,” she said. “The store is modern, offers a wide selection of food, and has so many friendly customers.”

Messier is a graduate of Randolph-Macon Woman’s College in Lynchburg, Va. and has begun graduate studies at West Virginia University. At Randolph-Macon, she was president of Psi Chi, the national psychology honor society, and a member of Omicron Delta Kappa national leadership honor society.

At Hedgesville High School, she was a National Merit finalist, member of the National Honor Society, and Rotary Interact Club. She was senior assistant drum major in the marching band, an officer in the Thespian Theatre Troupe, and lettered in cross country, swimming, and track.

Messier has 10 years’ experience in retail before joining Kroger. “Kroger is a highly-respected company that offers associates opportunities for advancement,” she says. “I enjoy helping customers make wise decisions in their food shopping and being a mentor to associates.”

Growing up, she helped her parents on their small farm outside Hedgesville, learning about produce. Her hobbies are skiing, hiking, and running.

The Oak Hill Kroger is located at Fayette Square Mall and is open every day from 6 a.m. to midnight.

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