Tree of Life Canada hires Lisa MacNeil as President

Earlier this week, Tree of Life announced that it has hired Lisa MacNeil as their incoming President.   Following the recent retirement of Bill Ivany, Jamie Moody had stepped back into the business, assuming day to day responsibility and to lead the search for Bill’s replacement.

We are very pleased to announce that the search has led us to hire Lisa MacNeil.  Lisa is an experienced food industry leader having started her career in sales with Canada Packers and then in progressively more senior roles at Gordon Food Service.  Lisa’s current role is President of Gordon Food Service Ontario, running their largest division in Canada.  She is a sought-after speaker and in 2010 she was nominated as one of the Most Influential Women in Supply Chain Canada.  She will be joining Tree of Life as of October 12.

After an appropriate onboarding period for Lisa, Jamie Moody will resume his role as Vice Chair of the TOLC Advisory Board and as an Advisor to Tree of Life and KeHE Distributors LLC, the parent company.     


                 Lisa MacNeil                                                     Jamie Moody

Tree of Life Canada is one of Canada’s premier routes to market for specialty, natural and fresh foods and is a wholly owned subsidiary of KeHE Distributors, LLC.  With its nationwide distribution network, KeHE provides natural & organic, specialty & fresh products to chain and independent grocery and natural food stores and other specialty product retailers throughout North America. KeHE is an employee-owned, B Corporation certified, company with over 5,000 employees in the U.S. and Canada. Where KeHE Goes, Goodness Follows.® For more about KeHE, visit or check out our social media channels: FacebookTwitterInstagram, & LinkedIn.

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