Scott Aronson

Favorite Ukrop’s Food: Egg Salad

Born in Connecticut, Scott received a mechanical engineering degree from Cornell University and an MBA from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia.

Scott has worked as a design engineer with General Electric in Connecticut as well as a management consultant with Booz Allen Hamilton, a strategic management consulting firm in New York City.

In February 2003, Scott joined Ukrop’s as its director of business development and strategy. He held several positions with Ukrop’s until the retail stores of Ukrop’s Super Markets were sold. At this transition in 2010, Scott became the Vice President of Business Development of the newly formed company, Ukrop’s Homestyle Foods. In 2013 he became Executive Vice President where his responsibilities spanned product development, procurement, marketing, and human resources; in January of 2018, he was named President.

Scott connects regularly with the 450-plus associates who work for the company and engages with customers via field activities and formal focus groups. As an executive with Ukrop’s Homestyle Foods, Scott plays a key role in focusing the family-owned business on its purpose to nourish family and communities. The company directly nourishes customers through the sale of great-tasting bakery and kitchen food and indirectly through community events like the Ukrop’s Monument 10K, and through a commitment to reduce chronic childhood hunger in Central Virginia.

Scott is personally committed to a vision of making Richmond a safer place to raise a child. He works to align Ukrop’s with community events, activities, and organizations focused on the healthy development of children.

For more than ten years, Scott has served on the Advisory Board of the Salvation Army of Central Virginia, where he lends his consulting and business expertise to help the non-profit with strategic planning and operational issues. He is currently the Chair of the Advisory Board. In addition, Scott is actively involved in retail initiatives and serves on the Board at the Retail Merchants Association.

Scott and his wife, Jacquelin have five children, Robert Scott (deceased), Jack, Jayne, Joseph, and Howe. They are in the process of visiting all 50 states as a family.