Polly Flinn is an Executive Vice President and General Manager for the GetGo Cafe+Market banner in Giant Eagle. Polly joined Giant Eagle in the Spring of 2016. Prior to that, she spent three years at Walmart developing the strategy for entry into the gasoline and convenience retailing segment. She also led the Great Lakes Division managing $8bn business and 40,000 employees.
Prior to Walmart, Polly spent +20 years at BP with over half of that time based overseas. Her last postion was CMO for the BP Group helping to rebuild BP’s reputation after the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Throughout her career at BP she held roles in marketing, retail operations, strategy and finance. She built and executed convenience retail businesses worldwide, accountable for business and brand strategy, operations, merchandising, fuel supply pricing and logistics, marketing and real estate.
Polly is a people, brands and business builder. She excels in creating marketing and brand strategy and leading its execution. She is an entrepreneurial leader with a track record of managing high-performing teams to profit turnaround.
She graduated from University of Iowa with a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing and has an M.B.A. from Thunderbird School of Global Management.