Jonathon Mayes

Jonathan Mayes

Senior Vice President, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer
Albertsons Companies

Jonathan Mayes is senior vice president, chief diversity and inclusion officer for Albertsons Companies, one of America’s largest grocery and pharmacy chains. Albertsons operates nearly 2,300 stores, under 20 different banners, in 34 states and Washington, D.C. The company employs nearly 300,000 individuals.

Mayes received a Bachelor of Science from Warner Pacific College in Portland, Oregon, and Juris Doctorate from Willamette University College of Law in Salem, Oregon.

Mayes began his legal career in the San Francisco area, and later joined Safeway in 1994, where he held a number of senior leadership positions in government relations, public affairs, sustainability, philanthropy and diversity and inclusion. Safeway merged with Albertsons Companies in 2015.

Mayes is a certified diversity executive, keynote speaker, facilitator, consultant and frequent presenter at major conferences and universities across the U.S.

Mayes is a professional musician, arranger and band leader. He plays piano, guitar, bass, violin and drums and is a vocalist. He also is an accomplished endurance athlete, having completed Ironman triathlons, ultramarathons and more than 80 marathons. He and his wife, Varetta, reside in San Francisco.