Garry Forisha

City Council
Title: City Council

Garry is credited with 50 years of continuous employment with the Kroger Company that includes a 4 year military leave of absence prior to retiring in mid 2015 having worked in Kroger stores located in Denison, Sherman, Longview, Palestine, and Brownwood. 

Garry spent the majority of his career as the Store Manager of the Brownwood facility.  During this time the store was most notable for consistent profitability, sales improvements, assest protection, community involvement, consistent good performances on other operational lines, and customer satisfaction. The store won a marketing wide contest for friendliness/customer service among the other 270+ Kroger stores in Houston, Dallas, and Louisiana. Kroger Operational and Marketing executives flew into Brownwood to participate in the store's celebration and award in 2014.

He was named in the top 10 Kroger store managers in the Dallas Division 3 times, attended numerous seminars on management skills, operations, Human Resource management, and other facets of store operations. He was named in the Progressive Grocer magazine as one of the Managers of the Year for problem solving. 

He was born in Denison, Texas as part of 4th (at least) Texas generation family. Attended Grayson County Jr. College and graduated from Southeastern Oklahoma State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and minor in Business Administration. He served 4 years in the US Navy and was awarded the National Defense, Vietnam Campaign, and Vietnam Service w/3 stars medals being honorably discharged. 

He currently resides in Early with his wife Kathy and has 3 grown children who all graduated through the Early School District system. 

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