In this position, Palmer will be responsible for continuing to develop the strategy framework for improving communications across the organization, including Sysco's business partners, customers, suppliers, associates, shareholders and local communities.
Palmer has spent his entire 24-year career in the field of communications. He began his career in 1982, producing news and sports shows for Learfield Communications, located in Jefferson City, MO. He has also held senior communications positions at Dallas-based Fina, Inc. and Houston-based Enron Corp. Palmer was most recently a managing director and practice group leader at the Houston division of Public Strategies, Inc., which is headquartered in Austin, Texas.
Palmer was born in St. Paul, MN, and raised in Gladstone, MO. He earned a Bachelor of journalism degree from the University of Missouri in 1983. He and his wife, Joy, have two children and reside in The Woodlands, Texas.