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Member moves, plus 'Top Women in Grocery'

Thursday, June 20, 2013   (1 Comments)
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By Nancy Krawczyk

Congratulations to all the women recently promoted at Network of Executive Women sponsor companies and those honored on Progressive Grocer’s 2013 "Top Women in Grocery” list.

At the Kellogg Company, NEW member Darcey Macken has been promoted to president, U.S. sales, at the Kellogg Company. Darcey most recently served as senior vice president, customer marketing, U.S. Sales. Kim Reed has been appointed senior vice president, region customer teams at Kellogg. She previously served as regional vice president of sales, customer teams. Her colleague Nancy Gnos was named vice president, Target team sales. Nancy previously served as vice president of the Publix team in Tampa.

At MillerCoors, Jami McDermid advanced to vice president of commercial lead, business transformation. She served as the company’s region vice president for the past five years.

Procter & Gamble promoted Patricia Robles Evert to district manager for the company’s professional oral health team. She’s now responsible for the company’s Crest and Oral-B brands and leads a team of 17 members across the Southeast region. Tricia also serves as co-chair for the NEW Atlanta event planning committee. Thanks for your support of the Network, Tricia.

"Top Women in Grocery”

More than 100 women working at nine NEW national sponsors have been named "Top Women in Grocery” by Progressive Grocer magazine. NEW sponsors represent more than half of the 235 women recognized by the magazine this year.

The 2013 list includes 51 executives, 54 "rising executives” and 19 store managers working for NEW sponsors Advantage Sales & Marketing, Ahold USA, Campbell Soup Co., Crossmark, General Mills Inc., The Kroger Co., PepsiCo Inc., Safeway Inc. and SUPERVALU Inc.

"The total body of work exhibited by our new slate of honorees is a true testament to the range of talent residing in all pockets of the all-important supermarket business,” said Meg Major, editorial director.

Executive level

Among the 51 women from seven NEW sponsors who were recognized at the executive level are, at Advantage Sales & Marketing, Tanya Domier, CEO; Jill Griffin, president of IN marketing services; Tania King, vice president, general counsel; Lisa Klauser, president of integrated marketing services, consumer and shopper marketing; Melissa Oesterreich, vice president of client services; and Andrea Young, president of experiential marketing, IN marketing services.

From Ahold USA, Rebecca B. Kane, vice president of customer specific and brand management; Andrea Eldridge, vice president of associate engagement and development; Stephanie Plaines, vice president of business planning and performance; Gail Scavetta, vice president, division of human resources; and Stacy Wiggins, regional vice president of operations, were honored.

Other executives named "Top Women in Grocery” include Irene Chang Britt, president, Pepperidge Farm and senior vice president of global baking and snacking at Campbell Soup Co., and, from Crossmark, Sheila Gamble, senior vice president of client services; and Christine Mefford, senior vice president and CEO of retail technologies.

At NEW sponsor The Kroger Co., Kathleen Barclay, senior vice president of human resources; Lisa Chenney, vice president of operations, QFC division; Carin Fike, director and assistant treasurer; Lisa Holsclaw, corporate vice president of HBC/GM and pharmacy; Brenda Lightfoot, director of retail operations for Kroger’s southwest division; Sukanya Madlinger, president, Cincinnati/Dayton division; Denise Osterhues, director of associate communications; Susan Ramsay, director, creative services, customer communications and marketing; Martha Sarra, vice president and chief ethics and compliance officer; and Erin Sharp, senior vice president of manufacturing operations, were recognized as top women executives.

Safeway executives honored include Nancy Cota, vice president of consumer brands, innovation; Diane Dietz, executive vice president and chief marketing officer; Deb Fifles, vice president of consumer and shopper insights; Kristen Heiden, vice president of labor relations, collectively bargained benefits; Tonya Herring, vice president of category development consumer brands; Jewel Hunt, group vice president, pharmacy health and wellness; Cathy Lord, vice president of compensation and relocation; Shawn Lovering, vice president, business and development, Safeway Health; Monica McCombs, vice president of supply chain operations; Leslie Nelson, vice president of finance and chief financial officer, Texas division; Toby Noiles, senior vice president of merchandising for beverages, snacks, main meal and meals and ingredients; Laura Peters, vice president of retail operations, Vons; Melissa Plaisance, senior vice president, finance and investor relations and executive officer; Carrie Rasmussen, vice president of information technology, customer service and support; Lori Raya, president of Vons; Larree Renda, executive vice president and chairwoman, Safeway Foundation; Elisabeth Shoemaker, vice president of integrated marketing; Michele Silva, vice president of human resources; and Barbara Walker, senior vice president of consumer communications and integrated marketing.

From SUPERVALU, Patty Fishman, vice president of merchandising; Janel Haugarth, executive vice president and president of independent business and supply chain services; Shawn Moren, vice president of human resources; NEW Board member Michele Murphy, executive vice president, human resources and corporate communications; Kimberly Myrdahl, vice president of litigation, regulatory and compliance; Michelle "Micky" Nye, vice president of banner operations, Shoppers Food & Pharmacy; Karla Robertson, vice president of law, employment, compensation and benefits; and Bekah Swan, vice president, deli and bakery, were honored as top women executives.

Rising stars

Fifty-four women at seven sponsor companies were named "rising stars” by Progressive Grocer. They include Melinda Kellams, client team leader from Advantage Sales & Marketing, and, from Ahold USA: Christine Aziz, district director, Stop & Shop-New England; Stefanie Cain, district director, Stop & Shop-NY Metro; Kimberly Cannon, director, internal communications; Susan Eveland, customer service director, Giant-Carlisle; Allison Goldstein, director of human resources, Stop & Shop, New England; Joél Johnston, senior director, compliance; Wendy Maclay, senior director, merchandising services; Katy Mitrani, human resources manager, Stop & Shop-NY Metro; Catherine Moses, manager of customer service, Stop & Shop-New England; Christine Nickerson, director of labor law; Susan Sanville, director of human resources, labor relations, Stop & Shop-New England; Gayle Shields, director of pharmacy operations, Giant-Landover; and Taunya Williams-Garrett, senior director, corporate human resources.

From Crossmark, "rising stars” include Lisa Hazen, senior director of human resources; Julia Hunt, division manager; Kallie Millar, director of field operations; Cristy Scott, director of management talent; and Sue Sedberry, senior director, business insights. From General Mills, K.C. Danzansky, trade marketing director, Mills City Division, and Jennifer Jorgensen, business unit director, were recognized.

Twenty-seven "rising stars” from The Kroger Co. were honored, including Janet Ausdenmoore, manager, cause marketing, philanthropy and The Kroger Co. Foundation; Mary Baugher, drug/GM merchandiser; Southwest division; Mary Ann Bokenkotter, grocery merchandiser, Cincinnati/Dayton Division; Lisa Byrd, IS&S/solutions delivery manager 3; Natalie Collier, general manager, Tara Foods; Joella Comstock, winning in each store deep dive division coordinator; mid-South division; Danna Edwards, district coordinator; King Soopers; Dawn Gilmore, senior manager of talent development; Christy Greenway, district manager, Dillons; Bettina Hall, grocery sales manager; Stephanie Herbert, senior category manager; Angie Herman, district manager, Fry’s; Rocio Indacochea, Hispanic category manager; Cynthia Malen, district manager, Fred Meyer Stores; Lisa McQueary, senior manager of enterprise labor scheduling; Rose Mary "Rosie" Meyer, manager, strategic sourcing and procurement; Laura Raney, manager, pharmacy regulatory compliance and government relations; Sally Ray, district manager; Rana Schiff, senior risk and AML compliance manager, Kroger Personal Finance; Karen Shanks, chief financial officer, Atlanta division; Sara Shelton, head of money services, Kroger personal finance; Amy Stevens, senior manager, logistics; Staci Thompson-Hock, drug/GM merchandiser, Columbus division; Leticia Trinidad, multicultural specialist, Food4Less; Kathy Wagenknecht, talent manager, Columbus division; Janice Walker, district manager, Southwest division; and Elizabeth "Liz" Wilson, merchandiser, service deli and bakery at Ralphs.

Other "rising stars” at NEW sponsor companies include five PepsiCo directors: Jennifer Autry, director of sales, Kroger; Michelle Bellah, director, chilled juices and drinks; Lisa Christianson, senior director, strategy and insights, Kroger; Karen B. Durfee, director of space management, Kroger; and Toby Johnson, senior director of sales. At SUPERVALU, Lisa Echard, general manager, distribution center, is a "rising star.”

Store managers

Nine store managers from Ahold USA were named Top Women in Grocery: Sonya Brown, Kimberly Cordeiro, Karen Lima, Joni Martino, Monica Mazzini, Mary McEvoy, Margaret Pelser, Brandi Petway and Michelle Rex.

The Kroger Co. was represented by seven store managers: Misty Herman, Deborah Hilton, Christi Hodge, Marty Irwin, Bobbie Marshall, Lisa Scholl, and Tami Stargel. Rosemary Castillo, Cary Saladino and Kathi Swift from SUPERVALU also were named top store managers.

Nancy Krawczyk is vice president of sales and marketing for theNetwork of Executive Women. She heads a team focused on delivering value to NEW sponsors, strengthening customer relationships and communicating the Network’s message to its stakeholders and the industry.

Views expressed in signed blogs and user comments are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Network of Executive Women or its Officers, Board members and sponsors.

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Hello Nancy, Atkins Nutritionals is also regional sponsor for NEW-Atlanta. One Rising Star - Candice St. Pierre and one Senior Executive - Ronda Aurand were recognized in the Top Women in Grocery edition of Progressive Grocer. Both Candice and Ronda served as committee leads for the Internet Committee. NEW was also mentioned in their bio's in the magazine.

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