2016 WINNERS

SENIOR-LEVEL EXECUTIVES RISING STARS STORE MANAGERS
Margie Arion 
Chief Human Resources Officer 
Acosta Sales & Marketing
Teri Collaro 
Director, Strategy and Planning 
Advantage Solutions/Advantage Marketing Partners Division
Patricia Del Guercio 
Store #6335, Whitehall, Pa. 
Ahold USA/Giant Carlisle
Carlen Hooker 
SVP, Business Solutions 
Acosta Sales & Marketing
Christine Courtney 
Director, Field Operations 
Advantage Solutions/Advantage Marketing Partners Division
Adrienne Evans 
Store #0132, Bethesda, Md. 
Ahold USA/Giant Landover
Cheryl Maduzia 
VP, Strategic Advisors 
Acosta Sales & Marketing 
Caitie Doak 
Senior Manager, Strategy and Planning 
Advantage Solutions/Advantage Marketing Partners Division
Wendy Evans 
Store #6466, Altoona, Pa. 
Ahold USA/Giant Carlisle
Melinda Williams 
VP 
Natural/Specialty Sales, an Acosta Company
Lisa Haubner 
Director, Client Services 
Advantage Solutions/Advantage Marketing Partners Division
Cindie Jones 
Store #0146, Prince Frederick, Md. 
Ahold USA/Giant Landover
Valerie Bernstein 
SVP, Business Development 
Advantage Solutions/Advantage Marketing Partners Division
Jennifer Kwon 
Client Team Leader 
Advantage Solutions
Sue Kurta-Pavlovic 
Store #0823, Sparta, N.J. 
Ahold USA/Stop & Shop New York Metro
Kristi Cassidy 
VP, Business Development 
Advantage Sales & Marketing/The Sunflower Group
Shelly Jacoby 
Director, Sales 
Advantage Solutions
Maureen McLellan 
Store #0455, Winchester, Mass. 
Ahold USA/Stop & Shop New England
Elizabeth  Fogerty 
SVP, Strategic Planning 
Advantage Solutions/Advantage Marketing Partners Division
Katie McCants Director, Operation and Client Services 
Advantage Solutions/Advantage Marketing Partners Division 
Sherry Miller 
Store #6445, Hatfield, Pa. 
Ahold USA/Giant Carlisle
Jill Griffin 
President 
Advantage Solutions/Advantage Marketing Partners Division
Katelyn Nadeau 
Director, Operations, Shopper Digital Group 
Advantage Solutions/Advantage Marketing Partners Division
Wanda Reed 
Store #0351, Salisbury, Md. 
Ahold USA/Giant Landover
Lisa Klauser 
President, Consumer and Shopper 
Advantage Solutions/Advantage Marketing Partners Division
Katelyn Stokes 
Associate Director, Marketing Strategy and Development 
Advantage Solutions
Mary Repass 
Store #0348, Clarksville, Md. 
Ahold USA/Giant Landover
Melissa Oesterreich 
EVP, Client Services 
Advantage Solutions
Mona Szumlas 
Director, Business Development 
Advantage Solutions
Regina Sue Sweeney 
Store #8101, Woodbury N.Y. 
Ahold USA/Stop & Shop New York Metro
Kirsten Alford Osborne 
VP, Client Services Agency 
Advantage Solutions/Advantage Marketing Partners Division
Shirley Axe 
Magazine Manager 
Ahold USA
Kathy Sweigert 
Store #6012, Altoona, Pa. 
Ahold USA/Giant Carlisle
Whitney Ray 
VP, Retail Advantage Solutions/Advantage Marketing Partners Division 
Megan Barrouk 
Category Manager, Baby 
Ahold USA
Geralyn Szczurko 
Store #0497, Westborough, Mass. 
Ahold USA/Stop & Shop New England
Jodie Daubert 
SVP, Merchandising Fresh Formats 
Ahold USA
Silvana Baxter 
Asset Protection Manager 
Ahold USA/Stop & Shop New York Metro 
Ilham Tarbouz 
Store #0743, Arlington, Va. 
Ahold USA/Giant Landover
Tara Fallon 
VP, Engagement & Talent Development 
Ahold USA
Laura Braley 
Senior Manager, Performance Management and Management Development 
Ahold USA
Michelle Witcher 
Store #0639, Stratford, Conn. 
Ahold USA/Stop & Shop New York Metro
Amy Hahn 
SVP, Marketing 
Ahold USA
Karen Brassel 
Category Manager, Frozen 
Ahold USA
Vickie Babst 
Store Director 
Store #7715, Philadelphia 
Albertsons Cos./Acme Markets
Kristina Rota 
VP, Accounting and Control 
Ahold USA
Diane Couchman 
Manager, Space Planning 
Ahold USA
Maha Eldabaja 
Store Director 
Store #2590, Carrollton, Texas 
Albertsons Cos./Tom Thumb Southern Division 
Stacy Wiggins 
SVP, Operations 
Ahold USA/Stop & Shop New England
Linda Crowder 
Senior Director, Peapod Interactive 
Ahold USA/Peapod
Clarissa Hebert 
Store Director 
Store #4163, Arlington, Texas 
Albertsons Cos.
Kathy Brady 
VP, Retail Support Deli Foodservice-West Region 
Albertsons Cos. 
Christa Fortier 
Human Resources Generalist 
Ahold USA/Stop & Shop New York Metro
Kathleen (Kathy) Mawn 
Store Director 
Star Market #7576, Boston 
Albertsons Co./Shaw’s and Star Market
Stacey Brown 
VP, Labor, Government and Employment Law 
Albertsons Cos.
Dawn Gates-Bishop 
Senior IT Manager 
Ahold USA
Misty Rains 
Store Director 
Store #3088, Silvis, Ill. 
Albertsons Co./Jewel-Osco
Kate Coler 
VP, Federal Government Relations 
Albertsons Cos.
Julie Grant 
Senior Manager, Portfolio 
Ahold USA 
Carla Balido 
Assistant Commissary Officer 
Fairchild Air Force Base Commissary, Wash. 
Defense Commissary Agency 
Lori Dupre 
VP, Retail Support, Deli and Prepared Food-East Region 
Albertsons Cos. 
Lisa Guinther 
Category Manager 
Ahold USA
Ester Garcia 
Fort Sam Houston Commissary, Texas 
Defense Commissary Agency 
Cathy East 
VP, Procurement Meat/Seafood/Deli 
Albertsons Cos.
Paulette Harland 
Front End Specialist 
Ahold USA/Stop & Shop New York Metro
Cynthia Hernandez 
Assistant Commissary Officer 
Naval Base San Diego Commissary 
Defense Commissary Agency 
Mandy Fields 
VP, Finance and Analytics 
Albertsons Cos.
Tricia Johnson 
District Director 
Ahold USA/Stop & Shop New England
Cheryl Collins 
Store #246, Ocean City, Md. 
Delhaize America/Food Lion
Debra Fifles 
VP, Consumer and Shopper Insights 
Albertsons Cos.
Stacey Kenny 
Deli/Bakery Sales Specialist 
Ahold USA/Giant Carlisle
Kim Rollins 
Store #1371, Mint Hill, N.C.  
Delhaize America/Food Lion/Central Charlotte Division
Cindy Garnett 
VP, Human Resources and Labor Relations 
Albertsons Co./Shaw's and Star Market
Elizabeth Lynch 
Internal Communications Manager 
Ahold USA
Shari Workman 
Store #2196, Morrisville, N.C. 
Delhaize America/Food Lion
Jewel Hunt 
Group VP, Bakery 
Albertsons Cos.
Katelyn Montrony 
Deli/Bakery Sales Specialist 
Ahold USA/Stop & Shop New York Metro
Megan Gray 
Store Leader 
Store #72, Pittsburgh 
Giant Eagle Inc.
Suzanne Long 
VP, Corporate Initiatives 
Albertsons Cos.
Maura O'Brien 
Human Resources Manager 
Ahold USA/Stop & Shop New York Metro
Gail Heartley 
Island Foods Great Valu, Chincoteague, Va. 
Great Valu 
Cathy Lord 
VP, Corporate Human Resources 
Albertsons Cos. 
Julie Pinard 
Human Resources Manager 
Ahold USA/Stop & Shop New York Metro
Courtney Brobst 
Store Director 
Lenexa, Kan. 
Hy-Vee
Amanda Martinez 
VP, Corporate Procurement-Grocery, Liquor and Bakery 
Albertsons Cos.
Jacqueline Ross 
Senior Director, Product Development, Innovation and Integrity Own Brands 
Ahold USA
Ina Cavin 
Store Director 
Mason City #1, Mason City, Iowa Hy-Vee
Susan Morris 
EVP, Retail Operations-East Region 
Albertsons Cos.
Lindsey Shapiro 
Produce/Floral District Sales and Merchandising Specialist 
Ahold USA/Stop & Shop New York Metro
Kim Cole 
Store Director 
West Des Moines #2, West Des Moines, Iowa 
Hy-Vee
Tamara Pattison 
SVP, Digital Marketing and e-Commerce 
Albertsons Cos.
Kristin Skovira 
Manager, Merchandising Trade Relations 
Ahold USA
Dorrie Decker 
Store Director 
Council Bluffs #2, Council Bluffs, Iowa 
Hy-Vee
Melissa Plaisance 
Group VP, Treasury and Investor Relations 
Albertsons Cos.
Diana Sorafine 
Manager, Not For Resale 
Ahold USA 
Kim Borror 
Store #532, Pickerington, Ohio 
The Kroger Co. 
Lori Raya 
President, Southern California Division 
Albertsons Cos.
Tara Sullivan 
Engineer II Solutions 
Ahold USA
Michelle Burton 
Store #622, Mesa, Ariz. 
The Kroger Co./Fry’s Marketplace
Karen Sales 
VP, Shopper Marketing 
Albertsons Cos.
Natalia Torres-Furtado 
Portfolio Lead 
Ahold USA
Rhonda Conway 
Store #83, Denver 
The Kroger Co./King Soopers City Market
Valerie Wilson 
VP, Merchandising Services 
Albertsons Cos.
Wendy Zahradka-Welch 
District Director 
Ahold USA/Giant Carlisle
Donna Dunn 
Store #458, Dalton, Ga. 
The Kroger Co.
Suzy Monford 
CEO 
Andronico's Community Markets 
Cindi Aleardi 
TAB Sales Manager 
Albertsons Cos./Acme Markets
Kristi Enslinger 
Store #33, Wichita, Kan. 
The Kroger Co./Dillons
Maggie Bezart-Hall 
VP, Trade and Promotion 
Avocados From Mexico Inc.
Dione Baird 
Floral Sales Manager 
Albertsons Cos./Tom Thumb
Portia Frost 
Store #456, Bartlett, Tenn. 
The Kroger Co.
Talbott Roche 
CEO and President 
Blackhawk Network
Kim Connery 
Liquor Sales and Merchandising Manager 
Albertsons Co./Jewel-Osco
Amanda Gawron 
Store #30, Charlotte, N.C. 
The Kroger Co./Harris Teeter
Nancy Eichler 
VP 
Brownie Brittle LLC 
Lori Corley 
Grocery Operations Specialist 
Albertsons Cos./Tom Thumb
Amanda Glatzer 
Store #562, Wheeling, W.Va. 
The Kroger Co.
Kim Albertson 
VP, Supply Chain Planning and Integration 
Clif Bar & Co.
Marissa Crab 
Director, Corporate Procurement-General Merchandise and HBC 
Albertsons Cos./Safeway
Rena Johnston 
Store #738, Spring, Texas 
The Kroger Co.
Lori Bates 
Group Director, Sparkling Commercialization, Coca-Cola North America 
The Coca-Cola Co.
Gineal Davidson 
Director, Division Transition 
Albertsons Cos.
Courtney McClure 
Store #J-824, Lafayette, Ind. 
The Kroger Co./Pay Less
Anne Gronek-Gibbs 
Director, KO Lab and SEIC 
The Coca-Cola Co.
Gretchen DiChiro 
Marketing Manager 
Albertsons Co./Shaw's and Star Market
Karla Moffet 
Store #335, Oxnard, Calif. 
The Kroger Co./Food 4 Less
Kelly Marr 
VP, Retail Channel Strategy and Commercialization 
The Coca-Cola Co.
Elizabeth Erpelding 
Director, Content Marketing and Social Media 
Albertsons Cos.
Pantea Naghibi 
Store #858, North Seattle, Wash. 
The Kroger Co./QFC
Christine Motherwell 
VP, Customer Management-Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated 
The Coca-Cola Co.
Cathy Fields 
District Manager 
Albertsons Cos./Tom Thumb
Marisa Roberts 
Store #305,South Victorville, Calif. 
The Kroger Co./Food 4 Less
Pamela Stewart 
VP, National Retail Sales 
The Coca-Cola Co.
Tina Garon 
Director, Marketing 
Albertsons Co./Jewel-Osco
Sharon Rodriguez 
Store #398, Alexandria, Va. 
The Kroger Co./Harris Teeter
Amy Valenzuela 
Group Director of Category Strategic Advisory, East Region Large Store Team 
The Coca-Cola Co.
Melissa Hill 
Director, Public Affairs and Government Relations 
Albertsons Co./Jewel-Osco
Hazelon Smith 
Store #488, Atlanta 
The Kroger Co.
Katherine Fuller 
VP/Managing Director 
Crossmark
Jennifer Jesser 
Director, Strategic Initiatives 
Albertsons Cos. 
Angie Steinberger 
Store #J-837, Warsaw, Ind. 
The Kroger Co.
Sheila Gamble 
SVP, Client Development 
Crossmark
Kim Kilcoyne 
Floral Sales Manager 
Albertsons Co./Jewel-Osco 
Windy Vargas 
Store #642, North Little Rock, Ark. 
The Kroger Co.
Jennifer Hatcher 
SVP, Government and Public Affairs 
Food Marketing Institute. 
Dawn Mack 
Director, Digital Customer Engagement 
Albertsons Cos.
Dawn Vieth 
Store #6415, Waukesha, Wis. 
The Kroger Co./Pick ’n Save
Hilary Thesmar Senior Director,
VP, Food Safety Programs 
Food Marketing Institute
Holly Moorehouse 
Human Resources Manager, Districts 1 and 2 
Albertsons Co./Jewel-Osco
Renee Vinnedge Store #588, Thompson’s Station, Tenn. The Kroger Co
Voni Woods 
VP, Deli and Bakery 
Giant Eagle Inc.
Carol Roberts 
Community Relations and Partnership Marketing Manager 
Albertsons Cos./Tom Thumb
Melissa Whaley 
Store #589, Brentwood, Tenn. 
The Kroger Co.
Sabrina Wiewel 
SVP and Chief Customer Officer 
Hallmark Cards Inc.
Tammy Stock Division Front End Customer Service Manager 
Albertsons Co./Jewel-Osco 
Heather Wheatley 
Store #717, Elizabethtown, Ky. 
The Kroger Co.
Kristi Magnuson Nelson 
President/Owner 
Hugo's Family Marketplace
Roni Tharp 
Bakery Sales Manager-SoCal Division 
Albertsons Cos.
Kathy Wilks 
Store #444, Grand Junction, Colo. 
The Kroger Co./King Soopers City Market
Mary Fuhrman 
VP, Produce and Floral 
Hy-Vee
Jennifer Vaillancourt 
Director of Finance 
Albertsons Co./Shaw's and Star Market 
Rebecca Beketic 
Store Director 
Store #239, Oswego, Ill. 
Meijer
Wendy Hiatt 
VP, Brand and Image Marketing 
Hy-Vee
Phoebe Vasconcellos 
Human Resources Manager Districts 9 and 10 
Albertsons Co./Jewel-Osco
Sandra Molosky 
Store Director 
Store #244, Davison, Mich. 
Meijer
Sheila Laing 
EVP, Government/Industry Relations, Chief Customer Officer 
Hy-Vee
Sandra Vox 
Assistant Liquor Sales and Merchandising Manager 
Albertsons Co./Jewel-Osco 
Cynthia Decouto 
Store Team Leader 
Store #339, Modesto, Calif. 
Raley’s
Mary Kay O'Connor 
VP, Education 
International Dairy-Deli-Bakery Association (IDDBA)
Bhargavi Whatley 
Senior Director 
Albertsons Cos. 
Carla Dieffenbach 
Store Team Leader 
Store #328, Ukiah, Calif. 
Raley’s
Christie Wilmer 
VP, Kroger Team Sales 
Kellogg Co.
Teresa Whitney 
Assistant Grocery Sales Manager 
Albertsons Cos./Intermountain Division
Donna Mendes 
Store Team Leader 
Store #306, Stockton, Calif. 
Raley’s
Monica Bonamego 
CFO 
Kings Food Market/Balducci's
Diana Wolcott 
Senior IT Director 
Albertsons Cos.
Betsy Perez 
Store Team Leader 
Store #213, Grass Valley, Calif. 
Raley’s
Jessica Gasser 
SVP, Talent and Technology 
Kings Food Market
Connie Yates 
Public Affairs and Communications Manager 
Albertsons Cos./Tom Thumb
Leslie Solorzano 
Store Team Leader 
Store #522, Gold River, Calif. 
Raley’s
Brenda Greinke 
Senior Director, Indirect Sourcing 
The Kroger Co.
Heather Hall 
Rewards Marketing Manager/Marketing Account Manager-Macey's 
Associated Food Stores
Mary-Megan DePasquale 
Assistant Store Director 
Store #54, Bel Air, Md. 
Redner’s Warehouse Markets
Theresa Monti 
VP, Total Rewards 
The Kroger Co.
Sarah Pettit 
Public Relations Manager 
Associated Food Stores
Teresa Athas 
Store #919, Westlake Village, Calif. 
Smart & Final
Jill Nelson 
Director, Supply Chain Systems 
The Kroger Co./Kroger Technology
Mindy Rich 
Category Manager 
Associated Food Stores
Carla Meza 
Store #935, Coronado, Calif. 
Smart & Final
Sharon Roberts 
General Merchandise Manager, Apparel 
The Kroger Co.
Heather DeSoto 
Sales Manager 
Associated Wholesale Grocers/VMC
Joy Swartzbaugh 
Store #305, San Dimas, Calif. 
Smart & Final
Terri Rose 
Director, Floral Merchandising 
The Kroger Co./General Office
Jeni Ganzman 
Promotional Manager 
Associated Wholesale Grocers/VMC
Renee Harris 
Store Director 
Lakeview Family Fare, Battle Creek, Mich. 
SpartanNash Co,/Family Fare
Charity Hegel 
VP, Finance 
Litehouse Inc.
Joy Koch 
Executive Director, Corporate Traffic 
Associated Wholesale Grocers
Tammy Sluck 
Store Director 
Gaylord Family Fare, Gaylord, Mich. 
SpartanNash Co./Family Fare
Lyn Ryse 
Marketing Director 
Market of Choice
Mellisa Erickson 
Corporate Bakery Merchandiser 
Boyer's Food Markets Inc.
Michelle Hayes 
Store #230, Elk Grove, Calif. 
Sprouts Farmers Market
Heather Stouffer 
Founder and CEO 
Mom Made Foods LLC
Laurie Fabina 
Senior Manager, KO Lab 
The Coca-Cola Co.
Chris McLaren 
Store #326 Wheat Ridge, Colo. 
Sprouts Farmers Market
Lynette Ackley 
VP, Merchandising 
Meijer
Beth Faught 
Division Manager 
Crossmark
Brooke Wilkins 
Store #314, Denver 
Sprouts Farmers Market
Cindy Sorensen 
VP, Business Development 
Midwest Dairy Association
Natalie Runyan 
NPS Program Manager 
Crossmark
Mary Ann Banholzer 
Store Director 
Store #2641, Woodbridge, Va. 
Supervalu/Shoppers Food & Pharmacy
Jade LaFreniere 
President 
The Muffin Mam Inc
Kari Sims 
Director, Retail Operations 
Crossmark
Kim Christie 
Store Director 
Store #205, Hampton, Va. 
Supervalu/Farm Fresh
Caryn Olson 
Divisional VP, Field Sales 
Nestlé USA
Asmita Pahwa 
Senior Director, Global Sourcing and Product Development 
Daymon Worldwide 
Connie Lechner 
General Manager 
Redwood Falls, Minn. 
Tersteeg’s Inc.
Sara Wheeler 
Divisional VP, Beverage Category and Shopper Development 
Nestlé USA
Michelle Riley 
Director, Global Innovation Strategy 
Daymon Worldwide
Kris Ponzi 
Store #232, Buffalo, N.Y. 
Tops Markets LLC
Karen Fichuk 
President 
Nielsen North America
Sharon Caskey 
Commissary Contract Manager 
Defense Commissary Agency
Anna Cucchiara 
Store #231, Conshohocken, Pa. 
Weis Markets
Marla Daudelin 
VP Sales, Grocery Channel 
PepsiCo/Frito-Lay
Bonita Moffett 
East Area Acting Director 
Defense Commissary Agency
 
Teri Valentine 
CEO 
The Perfect Bite
Angela Reynolds-Wiegand 
Retail Services Manager 
Delhaize America/Food Lion
 
Kristen Wallen 
VP, Sales-Alternate Channels 
Post Consumer Brands 
Kelli Whittington 
Retail Talent Development Manager 
Delhaize America/Food Lion
 
Kristy Lewis 
Founder and CEO 
Quinn Foods
Julie Libby 
Director, Produce 
Delhaize America/Hannaford Supermarkets 
 
Lisa Inselman 
VP/Controller 
Raley's
Rachel Shultz 
Marketing Communications Manager 
ECRM
 
Nicole Townsend 
VP, Talent Development and Communications 
Raley's
Jayne DeLuca 
Manager, Real Inventory Systems and Development 
Giant Eagle Inc. 
 
Courtenay Tyler 
VP, Merchandising 
Relay Foods
Brooke Hodierne 
Director, Own Brands and Sourcing 
Giant Eagle Inc.
 
Allison Rouse Royster 
Managing Partner 
Rouses Markets
Suzanne Olson 
Director, Customer Service Development 
Giant Eagle Inc.
 
Suzanne Schmitz 
Owner/Operator 
Save-A-Lot
Cory Renn 
Director, Corporate Accounting 
Giant Eagle Inc.
 
Beth Cozza 
VP, Quality Assurance 
Shopper Events
Jessica Szalla 
Technology Service Desk Manager 
Giant Eagle Inc.
 
Jody Mitchell 
VP, Business Development, Events Demo 
Shopper Events
Natalie Fleming 
Director, Partnerships 
Hampton Creek
 
Stephanie Schultz 
Senior Director, Wellness and Corporate Communications 
Skogen's Festival Foods 
Stephanie Shein Berman 
Team Leader/Ahold Delhaize USA 
The Hershey Co.
 
Pauline Oudin 
Managing Director, USA 
Sopexa
Kelly Sayko 
Case Division Marketing Manager 
Hillphonenix
 
Eleanor Hong 
Chief Marketing Officer 
Smart & Final
Christy Myers 
Assistant VP, POS 
Hy-Vee
 
Sharry Cramond 
EVP, Marketing and Communications 
Southeastern Grocers
Aimee O'Leary 
Director, Retail Design 
Hy-Vee
 
Meredith Gremel 
VP, Corporate Affairs and Communications 
SpartanNash Co.
Sarah Mastrorocco 
Director, Catalog Operations 
Instacart
 
Kim Breland 
Director, Supply Chain-Finance 
Sprouts Farmers Market
Kelly Short 
Director, Global Communications 
Interactions Marketing
 
Cynthia Chikahisa 
VP, Store Operations Field Capability 
Sprouts Farmers Market
Denise Garcia 
Director. Customer Relations 
Club Demonstration Services (CDS), an Interactions Company
 
Kim Coffin 
VP, Grocery 
Sprouts Farmers Market
Lyndsay Rogers 
Senior Director, Sales 
Kellogg Co.
 
Diana Lucas 
VP, Vitamins and Body Care 
Sprouts Farmers Market
Nicole Zube 
Human Resources Director, Global U.S. Sales 
Kellogg Co.
 
Heather Hanscom 
Chief Information Security Officer 
Supervalu
Michele Gissi 
Interactive Marketing and PR Manager 
Key Food
 
Anne Dament 
SVP, Merchandising-Grocery 
Target Corp.
Maral Banks 
Research and Development Chef 
Kings Food Market
 
Katherine Tatsuda 
COO Tatsuda's IGA 
Carol Donnoli 
Bakery Field Merchandiser 
Kings Food Market
 
Linda Severin 
VP, Marketing 
Topco Associates
Laura Granston 
Research and Development Manager 
Kings Food Market/Balducci's
 
Cynthia McCloud 
Director, Food Industry Program 
USC Marshall School of Business
Maryann Klejmont 
Area Director 
Kings Food Market
 
Holly Yeatts 
Store Owner and Manager 
Vista Foods
Julia Benitez 
Site Leader 
The Kroger Co./Turkey Hill Dairy
 
Wendy Garrett 
VP and Store Co-owner 
Wakefield's Great Valu
Coco Bill Associate Communication and Engagement Manager 
The Kroger Co./Central 
 
  Nicole Bishop 
Senior Manager, Risk and Anti-Money Laundering Compliance 
The Kroger Co.
 
  Jenny Carrender 
Division Controller 
The Kroger Co./Mid-Atlantic
 
  Elizabeth Colvin 
Drug and GM Merchandiser 
The Kroger Co./Southwest
 
  Jane Dale 
Senior Food Safety Manager 
The Kroger Co./QFC
 
  Larissa England 
Senior Manager Corporate Supplier Diversity 
The Kroger Co.
 
  Brandy Hanger 
Digital Merchandising Coordinator 
The Kroger Co.
 
  Denise Haskamp 
Human Resources Manager 
The Kroger Co.
 
  Lynn Howitz 
Division Facility Manager 
The Kroger Co./Delta
 
  Pam Hudson 
District Operations Coordinator 
The Kroger Co./Dillons
 
  Deborah   Jacobs 
District Manager 
The Kroger Co./Atlanta
 
  Casey Killough 
Pharmacy Operations Manager 
The Kroger Co./Harris Teeter
 
  Kelli McGannon 
Division Community Affairs Manager 
The Kroger Co./King Soopers City Market
 
  Kate Meyer 
Main & Vine Merchandiser 
The Kroger Co.
 
  Sencha'l Murphy 
Talent Manager 
The Kroger Co./Columbus
 
  Erin Osterfeld 
Manager, e-Commerce 
The Kroger Co./Kroger Technology
 
  Cindy Pater 
Process Change Manager 
The Kroger Co.
 
  Sarah Perkins 
Produce Promotional Planner 
The Kroger Co./General Office
 
  Sherry Postel 
Manager, Regional Data Integrity Center 
The Kroger Co./Data Integrity
 
  Whitney Rice 
Pharmacy Clinical Sales Manager 
The Kroger Co./Fry's
 
  Kristine Rogers 
Merchandiser, Service Deli/Bakery 
The Kroger Co./Fred Meyer
 
  Kyleah Russell 
District Loss Prevention Manager 
The Kroger Co./Mid-Atlantic
 
  Melissa Stimac 
Produce Merchandiser 
The Kroger Co./Fry's
 
  Teresa Turley 
District Manager 
The Kroger Co./Delta
 
  Buffy Turner 
Senior Merchandiser 
The Kroger Co.
 
  Genise Wade 
Director, Human Resources and Diversity 
The Kroger Co./Turkey Hill Dairy
 
  Ann Weisman 
Technology Manager 
The Kroger Co.
 
  LaTasha Williams 
Division Recruiter 
The Kroger Co./Atlanta
 
  Julie Winner 
Senior Leader, Central Planning 
The Kroger Co./Manufacturing Division
 
  Dori Geng 
Production Lead 
Lund Food Holdings Inc.
 
  Renee Appert 
Director, Marketing-Brand, Foods and Visual Merchandising 
Meijer
 
  Karen Brush 
Director, Merchandise 
Meijer
 
  Crystal Collins 
Director, Retail Asset Protection 
Meijer
 
  Jenny Coon 
Manufacturing Plant Manager 
Meijer
 
  Carol Heinowski 
Manager, Logistics Safety/Compliance 
Meijer
 
  Jamie Larson 
Director, Corp Tax 
Meijer
 
  Jenn Martin 
Merchandise Planning Manager, OTC Healthcare 
Meijer/Drugstore
 
  Maureen Mitchell 
Director, Market-Grand Traverse 
Meijer
 
  Amanda Metcalfe 
Director, Employee Development 
Metcalfe's Markets
 
  Brigid Gilmore 
Director, Portfolio/Scale Marketing, Category and Shopper Development 
Nestle USA
 
  Shawna Ronald 
Director, Sales-Club 
Nestle USA
 
  Linsey Walker 
Team Sales Leader-Target 
Nestle USA
 
  Taryn Anderson 
Front End Operations Supervisor 
Niemann Foods
 
  Christine Hagan 
Senior Region Manager-Albertsons 
PepsiCo/North America Nutrition
 
  Alice Humphrey 
Senior Manager Shopper Marketing for Kroger 
PepsiCo
 
  Ashley Ramkerath 
Sales Analyst 
PepsiCo/North America Beverages
 
  Stacie Riffert 
Director of Sales-Target 
PepsiCo/North America Nutrition
 
  Amy Robinson 
Director of Sales-Costco 
PepsiCo/North America Nutrition
 
  Alicia Conner 
Walmart US, Key Account Manager 
Pharmavite
 
  Marj Bzdok 
Account Executive-Target 
Post Consumer Brands
 
  Chrys Fromelius 
Team Leader-Costco 
Post Consumer Brands
 
  Maggi Mueller 
Team Leader-Metro New York 
Post Consumer Brands
 
  Alice Berquam 
Sales Director 
Procter & Gamble
 
  Barbie Blair 
Customer Team Leader 
Procter & Gamble
 
  Lois Fruhwirth 
Grocery Product Supply Leader 
Procter & Gamble 
 
  Jenifer Menz 
Senior Customer Supply Chain Leader 
Procter & Gamble
 
  Tara Powell 
Account Executive 
Procter & Gamble
 
  Laura Titshaw 
Kroger Regional Account Executive 
Procter & Gamble/Kroger Team
 
  Ursula (Ula) Iriarte 
Senior Customer Supply Chain Leader 
Procter & Gamble Distributing Co.
 
  Amanda Keefer 
Director of Marketing Communications 
Produce for Kids
 
  Chelsey Jones 
Director of Sales 
Pyure Brands LLC
 
  Jackie Dalimonte 
Lead Specialist, Chef and Food Experience 
Sobeys
 
  Karen Korytowski 
General Manager, Supply Chain, Human Resources and LEAN Operations 
Smart & Final
 
  Julie Leogrande 
District Merchandising Manager and Temporary District Manager 
Smart & Final
 
  Geneva Locke 
Pricing Manager 
Smart & Final
 
  Renee Redcher 
Purchasing Manager 
Smart & Final
 
  Kimberly Wade 
Manager, New Store Marketing 
Smart & Final
 
  Tia Billups 
Accounting Manager 
SpartanNash Co./MDV SpartanNash
 
  Charity Kobrzycki 
Merchandising Analytics Manager 
SpartanNash Co.
 
  Alisha Murray 
Manager, Worksite Wellness Programs 
SpartanNash Co.
 
  Elizabeth Schneider 
Manager, Business-Military 
SpartanNash Co./MDV SpartanNash
 
  Tracy Songstad 
Director, Business Process Re-engineering 
SpartanNash Co.
 
  Deann Wright 
District Manager 
SpartanNash Co.
 
  Jennifer Gamage 
Director Customer Service and Channel Development Logistic Services 
Starbucks Coffee Co.
 
  Sue Armstrong 
Bakery/Deli Consultant 
Supervalu
 
  Kristina Bagley 
Sales and Operations Fresh Sales Consultant 
Supervalu
 
  Nicole Crites 
Senior Financial Analyst 
Supervalu/Save-A-Lot
 
  Dagmar Diethelm 
Director, Technical Services 
Supervalu
 
  Michelle Downs 
Director of Finance 
Supervalu/Shoppers Food & Pharmacy
 
  Christine Dwyer 
Director, Finance 
Supervalu/Cub Foods
 
  Monica Elliott 
Safety and Food Safety Manager 
Supervalu/Farm Fresh
 
  Kerrie Flaten 
Director, Senior Planning and Execution 
Supervalu
 
  Jeannie Furlan 
Senior Manager, Category and Data Strategy 
Supervalu
 
  Laurie Glaude 
Human Resources Director 
Supervalu/Farm Fresh
 
  Kristy Grubbs 
Performance Consultant 
Supervalu
 
  Lori Lannan 
Director of Employment Law 
Supervalu
 
  Jennifer McDonald 
Director of Merchandising-Independent Business 
Supervalu
 
  Ann Neff 
Finance Manager 
Supervalu/Save-A-Lot
 
  Tammy Nollen 
Senior Account Manager 
Supervalu
 
  Kathleen Reding 
Category Manager, Dairy/Frozen 
Supervalu/Cub Foods
 
  Christine Rees-Zecha 
Human Resources Director 
Supervalu/Independent Business
 
  Michelle Reitan 
Senior Director, Finance Shared Services 
Supervalu
 
  Sue Saete 
Pricing/Retail Integrity Manager 
Supervalu/Cub Foods
 
  Brooke Schools 
Senior Merchandiser, Deli and Bakery 
Supervalu
 
  Leticia Thomas 
Human Resources Director 
Supervalu/Shoppers Food & Pharmacy
 
  Kristin Walbourn 
Senior Regulatory and Compliance Counsel 
Supervalu
 
  Jennifer Weisgram 
District Manager 
Supervalu/Hornbacher's
 
  Brooke Smith 
Associate Category Manager, Produce 
Topco Associates
 
  Kristin Zavislak 
Associate Category Manager, Center Store 
Topco Associates
 
  Kathleen Kennedy 
Director, Financial Planning and Reporting 
Tops Markets LLC
 
  Jennifer Payne 
Manager, Talent Management and Engagement 
Tops Markets LLC
 
  Tabitha Rusk 
Human Resources Manager 
Tops Markets LLC
 
  Debbie Allen 
Assistant Treasurer 
Unified Grocers
 
  Jody Beasley 
Manager, Product Development-Market Centre 
Unified Grocers
 
  Maria Guido 
Executive Director, Talent Management 
Unified Grocers
 
  Stephanie Steiner 
Director, Sales-Market Centre 
Unified Grocers
 
  Elaine Cole 
Director, Deli and Prepared Foods 
Weis Markets
 
  Wendy Sokol 
District Manager 
Weis Markets
 
  Beth Stark 
Manager, Lifestyle Initiatives 
Weis Markets
 

 


Tips for Promoting Your Top Women in Grocery Win! 

 

- Update your email signature to include a message such as “2016 Top Women in Grocery Inductee, followed by respective Senior-level Executive, Rising Star or Store Manager category, and /or a 2016 Top Women in Grocery banner under your email signature. Banners can be downloaded free of charge here.

- Let your company’s media relations department know about your award. Ask them to consider:

  • Sending a press release about your company's winners to local media, local community boards, local clubs/organizations and your alumni media relations department highlighting your win. Skeleton press release and Progressive Grocer June 2016 magazine image can be downloaded here.
  • Placing a Top Women in Grocery banner on your company’s website. Download available banners here
  • Posting your company’s winners on your company’s Facebook page.
  • Adding the Top Women in Grocery logo to your business card.
  • Including the gala date on the events calendar of your company website.
  • Creating a page on your company’s website promoting that you have won.
  • Include a photo(s) from the gala on your company’s social pages and websites.

-Add your Top Women in Grocery award to your LinkedIn page under Honors & Awards.

-Post to Twitter using the hashtag #TopWomen

-Congratulate other local winners on Facebook or Twitter. You’ll strengthen your industry relationships and build awareness.

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