New Chief HR Officer at Turnip Truck

Turnip Truck Grows Executive Team

With New Chief HR Officer

Nashville’s local grocer taps Clausi for new leadership post


NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Turnip Truck, Nashville’s local grocer, has expanded its executive team by creating the position of Chief Human Resources Officer and hiring veteran HR and law enforcement leader Christopher Clausi to fill the role.

In the new post, Clausi will direct all employee relations and company culture initiatives for Turnip Truck’s three locations in the heart of Nashville. Founded 20 years ago in East Nashville by owner/CEO John Dyke, Turnip Truck connects Music City with the best local, natural and organic foods available. The company employs 150 local workers.

“My role is ensuring that Turnip Truck takes care of our employees so they can take care of our customers,” Clausi said. “I couldn’t be happier to join such a conscientious team of mission-minded people.”

A retired police lieutenant with 23 years of experience, Clausi most recently served as assistant director of the Metropolitan Nashville Community Oversight Board. For nearly two decades, he has served as a presenter, facilitator and consultant for the National Association of Drug Court Professionals. Clausi earned his J.D. degree from Nashville School of Law and holds a B.S. in management and ethics from Williamson College.

“Turnip Truck is fortunate to have a leader like Chris on board as our first CHRO, a role that will be pivotal to the growth of our company and culture,” Dyke said.