THOMASVILLE, GA. – J.T. Rieck has been promoted to vice-president of investor relations and financial analysis at Flowers Foods, Inc. In his new position, Mr. Rieck will be responsible for investor messaging, strategic research and financial modeling.

Mr. Rieck has been with Flowers since 2014 as managing director of investor relations and financial analysis. Earlier, he was a tax attorney working in a private practice and was a senior analyst at Crosscap Management, an investment advisory firm.

Marta Jones Turner, who previously served as investor relations officer, will continue as executive vice-president of corporate relations and will provide guidance to investor relations, Flowers said.

“J.T.’s combined work experience, education and enthusiasm for learning make him a valuable addition to our team,” said R. Steve Kinsey, executive vice-president and chief financial officer. “I’m confident he will enhance our investor relations practice and also contribute in strategic analysis and research.”

Mr. Rieck holds a law degree from the University of Houston Law Center and a bachelor of business administration degree in accounting and finance from the University of Richmond.