Jack H. Brown, Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer of Stater Bros. Markets, announced that Dean Jackson has been promoted to the position of Vice President of Insurance Administration.

In this capacity, Jackson is responsible for all Corporate Insurance, including Liability, Workers' Compensation and Employee Benefits.

Jackson began her career at Stater Bros. as a temporary employee in 1975. She was steadily promoted and worked as a Receptionist, Secretary, Claims Manager and most recently Director of Insurance Administration.

In addition, she has consistently continued her education, completing classes offered by the Insurance Educational Association as well as Certificate Programs at the University of California, Riverside in Risk Management and Workers' Compensation Administration.

Jackson is also a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC) Food Industry Executive Program and is presently enrolled at the University of Redlands working towards a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration.

Jackson resides in Loma Linda, California.

Mr. Brown stated, "Dean Jackson is truly an outstanding example of an individual who continued her business education in order to be considered for promotion. Her story should serve as an example for those who seek to advance their careers."

Stater Bros. Markets operates 155 Supermarket locations, with 46 in San Bernardino County, 40 in Riverside County, 30 in Orange County, 27 in Los Angeles County, 10 in Northern San Diego County and 2 in Kern County. There are over 13,000 members of the Stater Bros. "Family" of Employees. Stater Bros. is the largest private employer in the Inland Empire of Southern California, which is one of the fastest growing areas in the United States. Headquartered in Colton, California, Stater Bros. has been serving Southern California customers since 1936.