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Outstanding leaders named 'Top Women in Convenience'

Monday, May 09, 2016  
Posted by: Rufino Cabang
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More than 60 women in the convenience store industry have been named "Top Women in Convenience" by Convenience Store News in conjunction with the Network of Executive Women and the 2016 Top Women in Convenience Advisory Board.

Recognizing inspiring leaders, mentors and role models in the convenience retail industry, the list of honorees is based on nominations from peers. Considerations include candidates' corporate initiatives, financial and strategic accomplishments, performance and charitable participation.

Honorees will be fêted at the third-annual Convenience Store News Top Women in Convenience awards program in October.

2016 Top Women in Convenience

Women of the Year
Laura Asbell, regional vice president, convenience, Mondelēz International
Niki DePhillips, senior vice president, store development, Kum & Go LC
Sharon Kuncl, vice president, merchandising, foodservice, Eby-Brown Co. LLC
Danielle Mattiussi, vice president, retail adventures, Maverik Inc.
Nancy Smith, senior vice president, merchandising, fresh food & beverages, 7-Eleven Inc.

Senior-Level Leaders
Julie Candow, supervisor of retail operations, Energy North Group
Stephanie Doliveria, vice president, human resources, Sheetz Inc.
Maria Fidelibus, vice president, information technology, QuickChek Corp.
Michelle Flegel, senior director, national accounts, PepsiCo Inc.
Anne Flint, senior category manager, tobacco, Cumberland Farms Inc.
Kelly Fulford, senior category manager, convenience, General Mills Convenience & Foodservice
Melissa Hadley, director, product management, The Pinnacle Corp.
Helen Hayes, vice president, tax, Core-Mark Holding Co.
Melanie Isbill, executive director of marketing, RaceTrac Petroleum Inc.
Julie Jackson, senior vice president, general manager, G&M Oil Co.
Roxanne Lowder, national sales & execution, Coca-Cola North America
Debbie Markovich, fuel manager, Quik Stop, The Kroger Co,
Colleen McGlinn, CEO, Tri-State Petroleum Corp.
Karen Mitchener, director, human resources, Ricker Oil Co.
Leslie Owens, director, retail operations, Tri-State Petroleum
Victoria Person-Goral, area vice president of trade marketing, R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.
Sophie Provencher, marketing and merchandising director, CST Brands Inc.
Lori Rodman, vice president, sales, Century Distributors Inc.
Coleen Snyder, East Region category manager, H.T. Hackney Co.
Sandra Surratt, director, contract/convenience sales, Kellogg Co.
Jeanne Swisher, account executive, R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.
Julie Van Alyea, president, Redwood Oil Co.
Ena Williams, senior vice president, international, 7-Eleven Inc.
Karen Yeakel, executive director, investor relations, CrossAmerica Partners LP

Mentors
Miranda Anderson, director, human resources, Florida, RaceTrac Petroleum
Heidi Barnhart, market manager, North America Circle K team, GSP
Beth Coldsmith, senior director, Acosta Sales & Marketing
Judy Grover-Allen, executive director, information systems, CST Brands
Randi Sheeler, personnel and operations supervisor, Rutter’s Farm Stores

Rising Stars
Kristina Appen, senior manager, special projects, RaceTrac Petroleum
Angie Bell, district manager, Texas, Murphy USA Inc.
Carla Boyington, director, center store, Core-Mark International
Leanne Budolfson, employee communication manager, Cumberland Farms
Brandi Cushman, category manager, tobacco, C.N. Brown Co.
Trisha Daubert, district manager, Turkey Hill Minit Markets (Kroger)
Heather Davis, executive director, finance integration, CrossAmerica Partners
Stephanie Dorsey, account manager, Mid-Atlantic, Altria Group Distribution Co.
Caroline Filchak, director, human resources, Clipper Petroleum Inc.
Laura White, category manager, tobacco, RaceTrac Petroleum
Jamie Kiefer, district manager, Tom Thumb Food Stores (Kroger)
Abbey Mitchell, senior trade manager, trade and pricing, General Mills Inc.
Mary Morketter, vice president, Short Stop Food Marts
Suzanne Music, merchandising coordinator, Loaf 'N Jug C-stores (Kroger)
Heather Nicholas, district manager, Kwik Shop (Kroger)
Sheril Retson, category manager, center store, Chevron Corp.
Mary Ridout, manager, non-foods merchandising, United Refining Co. (Kwik Fill)
Jackie Smith, district manager, Texas, Murphy USA
Julia Stafford, senior category manager, Sunoco LP/Stripes
Laura L. Wayne, director, national retail sales, Coca-Cola North America
Courtney Williams, prepared foods sales manager, Sheetz

Store Managers
Amber Bridges, store manager, Alon Brands Retail
Maureena Fletcher, store manager, Quik Stop (Kroger)
Maxi Peterman, store manager, Wawa Inc.
Mindy Torney, store manager, Rutter’s
Christal Payne, store leader, GetGo (Giant Eagle Inc.)

Single-Store Owners
Marylou Mendez, owner/CFO, Mendez Auto Services
Grace Papoulias, owner, Westmoor Chevron


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