Jerry Fleagle has been hired as the executive director of the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library Association in West Branch, Iowa.

Fleagle previously led the Iowa Grocery Industry Association. He also served as the spokesman and advocate of the food industry in Iowa for the past 14 years.

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He received the National Grocers Association State Association Leadership Award, the Food Marketing Institute Donald MacManus Award for Association Executives and the Grocery Manufacturers Association Excellence in Government Relations Award.

Early in his career, he managed the Jack & Jill grocery in West Branch.