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NEW members honored as 'Top Women in Grocery'

Tuesday, June 14, 2016  
Posted by: Rufino Cabang
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More than 250 women working for 22 Network of Executive Women partner companies have been named Top Women in Grocery by Progressive Grocer magazine. Women working for NEW partners represent nearly 70 percent of the 385 "Top Women” recognized this year.

Now in its 10th year, Progressive Grocery’s Top Women in Grocery celebrates extraordinary industry leaders among Senior-Level Executives, Rising Stars and Store Managers. The winners will be honored at a Top Women in Grocery networking and awards event Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress in Orlando. The following day, Progressive Grocer will host a 5K Charity Fun Run/Walk benefiting the NEW Future Fund campaign and present a leadership development program, including a keynote presentation, leadership panel and NEW Affinity Mixer.

The 2016 Top Women in Grocery includes women representing NEW partners Acosta Sales & Marketing, Advantage Sales and Marketing, Ahold USA, Albertsons Safeway, Clif Bar & Company, The Coca-Cola Company, Crossmark, Delhaize Group, Hallmark Cards Inc., The Hershey Company, Hy-Vee, Kellogg Company, The Kroger Co., Meijer, Nestlé Group, Nielsen, PepsiCo Inc., Post Consumer Brands, Procter & Gamble, Starbucks Coffee Company, Supervalu and Target Corporation.

Acosta Sales & Marketing
Margie Arion, Chief Human Resources Officer
Carlen Hooker, SVP, Acosta Sales & Marketing
Cheryl Maduzia, VP, Strategic Advisors
Melinda Williams, VP, Natural/Specialty Sales

Advantage Sales and Marketing
Valerie Bernstein, SVP, Business Development
Kristi Cassidy, VP, Business Development
Teri Collaro, Director, Strategy and Planning
Christine Courtney, Director, Field Operations
Caitie Doak, Senior Manager, Strategy and Planning
Elizabeth Fogerty, SVP, Strategic Planning
Jill Griffin, President, Advantage Marketing Partners Division
Lisa Haubner, Director, Client Services
Shelly Jacoby, Director, Sales
Lisa Klauser, President, Consumer and Shopper Division
Jennifer Kwon, Client Team Leader
Katie McCants, Director, Operations and Client Services
Katelyn Nadeau, Director, Operations, Shopper Digital Group
Melissa Oesterreich, EVP, Client Services
Kristina Alford Osborne, VP, Client Services Agency
Whitney Ray, VP, Retail
Katelyn Stokes, Associate Director, Marketing Strategy and Development
Mona Szumlas, Director, Business Development

Ahold USA
Shirley Axe, Magazine Manager
Megan Barrouk, Category Manager, Baby
Silvana Baxter, Asset Protection, S&S New York Metro
Laura Braley, Senior Manager, Performance Management and MD
Karen Brassel, Category Manager
Diane Couchman, Manager, Space Planning
Linda Crowder, Senior Director, Peapod
Jodie Daubert, SVP, Merchandising
Patricia Del Guercio, Store Manager, Giant Carlisle
Adrienne Evans, Store Manager, Giant Landover
Wendy Evans, Store Manager, Giant Carlisle
Tara Fallon, VP, Talent Management and Engagement
Christa Fortier, Human Resources Generalist, Stop & Shop New York Metro
Dawn Gates-Bishop, Senior Manager, Portfolio
Julie Grant, Senior Manager, Portfolio
Lisa Guinther, Category Manager
Amy Hahn, SVP, Marketing
Paulette Harland, Front End Specialist, Stop & Shop New York Metro
Tricia Johnson, District Director, Stop & Shop New England
Cindie Jones, Store Manager, Giant Landover
Stacey Kenny, Deli/Bakery Sales Specialist, Giant Carlisle
Sue Kurta-Pavlovic, Store Manager, Stop & Shop New York Metro
Elizabeth Lynch, Manager, Internal Communications
Maureen McLellan, Store Manager, Stop & Shop New England
Sherry Miller, Store Manager, Giant Carlisle
Katelyn Montrony, Deli/Bakery Sales Specialist, Stop & Shop New York Metro
Maura O'Brien, Human Resources Manager, Stop & Shop New York Metro
Julie Pinard, Human Resources Manager, Stop & Shop New York Metro
Wanda Reed, Store Manager, Giant Landover
Mary Repass, Store Manager, Giant Landover
Jacqueline Ross, Senior Director, Own Brands Product Development
Kristina Rota, VP, Accounting and Controls
Lindsey Shapiro, Produce/Floral Specialist, Stop & Shop New York Metro
Kristin Skovira, Manager of Merchandising Trade Relations
Diane Sorafine, Manager, Not for Resale
Regina Sue Sweeney, Store Manager, Stop & Shop New York Metro
Kathy Sweigert, Store Manager, Giant Carlisle
Tara Sullivan, Engineering Solutions
Geralyn Szczurko, Store Manager, Stop & Shop New England
Ilham Tarbouz, Store Manager, Giant Landover
Natalia Torres-Furtado, Portfolio Lead
Stacy Wiggins, SVP, Stop & Shop New England
Michelle Witcher, Store Manager, Stop & Shop New York Metro
Wendy Zahradka-Welch, District Director, Giant Carlisle

Albertsons Safeway
Cindi Aleardi, TAB Sales Manager, Acme Markets
Vickie Babst, Store Director, Acme Markets
Dione Baird, Floral Sales Manager, Tom Thumb
Kathy Brady, VP, Retail Support Deli Foodservice-West Region
Stacey Brown, VP, Labor, Government and Employment Law
Kate Coler, VP, Federal Government Relations
Kim Connery, Liquor Sales and Merchandising Manager, Jewel-Osco
Lori Corley, Grocery Operations Specialist, Tom Thumb
Marissa Crab, Director, Corporate Procurement
Gineal Davidson, Director, Division Transition
Gretchen DiChiro, Marketing Manager, Shaw's and Star Market
Lori Dupre, VP, Retail Support, Deli and Prepared Food, East Region
Cathy East, VP, Procurement, Meat/Seafood/Deli
Maha Eldabaja, Store Director, Tom Thumb
Elizabeth Erpelding, Director, Content Marketing and Social Media
Cathy Fields, District Manager, Tom Thumb
Mandy Fields, VP, Finance and Analytics
Debra Fifles, VP, Consumer and Shopper Insights
Cindy Garnett, VP, Human Resources and Labor Relations
Tina Garon, Director, Marketing, Jewel-Osco
Clarissa Hebert, Store Director
Melissa Hill, Director, Public Affairs and Government Relations, Jewel-Osco
Jewel Hunt, VP, Bakery
Jennifer Jesser, Director, Strategic Initiatives
Kim Kilcoyne, Floral Sales Manager, Jewel-Osco
Suzanne Long, VP, Corporate Initiatives
Cathy Lord, VP, Corporate Human Resources
Dawn Mack, Director, Digital Customer Engagement
Amanda Martinez, VP, Corporate Procurement-Grocery, Liquor and Bakery
Kathleen Mawn, Store Director, Shaw's and Star Market
Holly Moorehouse, Human Resources Manager, Jewel-Osco
Susan Morris, EVP, Retail Operations, East Region
Tamara Pattison, SVP, Digital Marketing and e-Commerce
Melissa Plaisance, Group VP, Treasury and Investor Relations
Misty Rains, Store Director, Jewel-Osco
Lori Raya, President, Southern California Division
Carol Roberts, Community Relations and Partnership Manager, Tom Thumb
Karen Sales, VP, Shopper Marketing
Tammy Stock, Division Front End Customer Service Manager, Jewel-Osco
Roni Tharp, Bakery Sales Manager, Southern California Division
Jennifer Vaillancourt, Director, Finance, Shaw's and Star Market
Phoebe Vasconcellos, Human Resources Manager, Jewel-Osco
Sandra Vox, Assistant Liquor Sales and Merchandising Manager, Jewel-Osco
Bhargavi Whatley, Senior Director
Teresa Whitney, Assistant Grocery Sales Manager, Intermountain Division
Valerie Wilson, VP, Merchandising Services
Diana Wolcott, Senior IT Director
Connie Yates, Public Affairs and Communications Manager, Tom Thumb

Clif Bar & Company
Kim Albertson, VP, Supply Chain Planning and Integration

The Coca-Cola Co.
Lori Bates, Group Director, Sparkling Commercialization
Laurie Fabina, Senior Manager, KO Lab
Anne Gronek-Gibbs, Director, KO Lab and SEIC
Kelly Marr, VP, Retail Channel Strategy and Commercialization
Christine Motherwell, VP, Customer Management, Coca-Cola Bottling Co.
Pamela Stewart, VP, National Retail Sales
Amy Valenzuela, Group Director, Category Strategic Advisory, East Region

Beth Faught, Division Manager
Katherine Fuller, VP/Managing Director
Sheila Gamble, SVP, Client Development
Natalie Runyan, NPS Program Manager
Kari Sims, Director, Retail Operations

Delhaize Group
Cheryl Collins, Store Manager, Food Lion
Julie Libby, Director, Produce, Hannaford
Angela Reynolds-Wiegand, Retail Services Manager, Food Lion
Kim Rollins, Store Manager, Food Lion
Kelli Whittington, Retail Talent Development Manager, Food Lion
Shari Workman, Store Manager, Food Lion

Hallmark Cards Inc.
Sabrina Wiewel, SVP, Chief Customer Officer

The Hershey Co.
Stephanie Shein Berman, Team Leader, Ahold USA/Delhaize America

Courtney Brobst, Store Director
Ina Cavin, Store Director
Kim Cole, Store Director
Dorrie Decker, Store Director
Mary Fuhrman, VP, Produce and Floral
Wendy Hiatt, VP, Brand and Image Marketing
Sheila Laing, EVP, Government/Industry Relations, Chief Customer Officer
Christy Myers, Assistant VP, POS
Aimee O'Leary, Director, Retail Design

Kellogg Co.
Lyndsay Rogers, Senior Director, Sales
Christie Wilmer, VP, Kroger Team Sales
Nicole Zube, Director, Human Resources, Global U.S. Sales

The Kroger Co.
Lisa Bejmowicz, Store Manager, Fry's Marketplace
Julia Benitez, Site Leader, Vandervoort Dairy
Coco Bill, Associate Communication and Engagement Manager, Central Division
Nicole Bishop, Senior Manager, Risk and Anti-Money Laundering Compliance
Kim Borror, Store Manager
Michelle Burton, Store Manager, Fry's Marketplace
Jenny Carrender, Division Controller, Mid-Atlantic Division
Elizabeth Colvin, Drug and GM Merchandise, Southwest Division
Rhonda Conway, Store Manager, King Soopers City Market
Jane Dale, Senior Food Safety Manager, QFC
Donna Dunn, Store Manager
Larissa England, Senior Manager, Corporate Supplier Diversity
Kristi Enslinger, Store Manager, Dillons
Portia Frost, Store Manager
Amanda Gawron, Store Manager, Harris Teeter
Amanda Glatzer, Store Manager
Brenda Greinke, Senior Director, Indirect Sourcing
Brandy Hanger, Digital Merchandising Coordinator
Denise Haskamp, Human Resources Manager
Lynn Howitz, Division Facility Manager, Delta Division
Pam Hudson, District Operations Coordinator, Dillons
Deborah Jacobs, District Manager, Atlanta Division
Rena Johnston, Store Manager
Casey Killough, Pharmacy Operations Manager, Harris Teeter
Courtney McClure, Store Manager, Pay Less
Kelli McGannon, Division Community Affairs Manager, King Soopers City Market
Kate Meyer, Main & Vine Merchandiser
Karla Moffet, Store Manager, Food 4 Less
Theresa Monti, VP, Total Rewards
Pantea Naghibi, Store Manager, QFC
Sencha'l Murphy, Talent Manager, Columbus Division
Jill Nelson, Director, Supply Chain Systems
Erin Osterfeld, Manager, e-Commerce, Technology
Cindy Pater, Process Change Manager
Sarah Perkins, Produce Promotional Planner
Sherry Postel, Manager, Regional Data Integrity Center
Whitney Rice, Pharmacy Clinical Sales Manager, Fry's
Marisa Roberts, Store Manager, Food 4 Less
Sharon Roberts, General Merchandise Manager, Apparel
Sharon Rodriguez, Store Manager, Harris Teeter
Kristine Rogers, Merchandiser, Service Deli/Bakery, Fred Meyer
Terri Rose, Director, Floral Merchandising
Kyleah Russell, District Loss Prevention Manager, Mid-Atlantic Division
Hazelon Smith, Store Manager
Angie Steinberger, Store Manager
Melissa Stimac, Produce Merchandiser, Fry's
Teresa Turley, District Manager, Delta Division
Buffy Turner, Senior Merchandiser
Windy Vargas, Store Manager
Dawn Vieth, Store Manager, Pick'n Save
Renée Vinnedge, Store Manager
Genise Wade, Director, Human Resources and Diversity, Turkey Hill Dairy
Ann Weisman, Technology Manager
Melissa Whaley, Store Manager
Heather Wheatley, Store Manager
Kathy Wilks, Store Manager, King Soopers City Market
LaTasha Williams, Division Recruiter, Atlanta Division
Julie Winner, Senior Leader, Central Planning, Manufacturing Division

Renée Appert, Director of Marketing, Brand, Foods and Visual Merchandising
Lynette Ackley, VP, Merchandising
Rebecca Beketic, Store Director
Karen Brush, Director, Merchandise
Crystal Collins, Director, Retail Asset Protection
Jenny Coon, Manufacturing Plant Manager
Carol Heinowski, Manager, Logistics Safety/Compliance
Jamie Larson, Director, Corporate Tax
Jenn Martin, Merchandise Planning Manager, OTC Healthcare
Maureen Mitchell, Director, Market, Grand Traverse
Sandra Molosky, Store Director

Brigid Gilmore, Director, Portfolio/Scale, Category and Shopper Development
Caryn Olson, Divisional VP, Field Sales
Shawna Ronald, Director, Sales, Club Division
Linsey Walker, Team Leader Sales-Target, Sales Division
Sara Wheeler, Divisional VP, Beverage Category and Shopper Development

Karen Fichuk, President

PepsiCo Inc.
Marla Daudelin, VP, Sales, Grocery Channel, Frito-Lay
Christine Hagan, Senior Region Manager-Albertsons, North America Nutrition
Alice Humphrey, Senior Manager, Shopper Marketing-Kroger
Ashley Ramkerath, Sales Analyst, North America Beverages
Stacie Riffert, Director, Sales-Target, North American Nutrition
Amy Robinson, Director, Sales-Costco, North America Nutrition

Post Consumer Brands
Marj Bzdok, Account Executive, Target
Chrys Fromelius, Team Leader, Costco
Maggi Mueller, Team Leader, Metro New York
Kristen Wallen, VP, Sales, Alternate Channels

Procter & Gamble
Alice Berquam, Sales Director
Barbie Blair, Customer Team Leader
Lois Fruhwirth, Grocery Product Supply Leader
Ursula Iriarte, Senior Customer Supply Chain Leader
Jenifer Menz, Senior Customer Supply Chain Leader
Tara Powell, Account Executive
Laura Titshaw, Kroger Regional Account Executive

Starbucks Coffee Company
Jennifer Gamage, Director, Customer Service and Channel Development Logistic Services

Sue Armstrong, Bakery/Deli Consultant
Kristina Bagley, Sales and Operations Fresh Sales Consultant
Mary Ann Banholzer, Store Director, Shoppers Food & Pharmacy
Kim Christie, Store Director, Farm Fresh
Nicole Crites, Senior Financial, Save-A-Lot
Dagmar Diethelm, Director, Technical Services
Michelle Downs, Director, Finance, Shoppers Food & Pharmacy
Christine Dwyer, Director, Finance, Cub Foods
Monica Elliott, Safety and Food Safety Manager, Farm Fresh
Kerrie Flaten, Director, Senior Planning and Execution
Jeannie Furlan, Senior Manager, Category and Data Strategy
Laurie Glaude, Human Resources Director
Kristy Grubbs, Performance Consultant
Heather Hanscom, Chief Information Security Officer
Lori Lannan, Director, Employment Law
Jennifer McDonald, Director, Merchandising-Independent Business
Ann Neff, Finance Manager, Save-A-Lot
Tammy Nollen, Senior Account Manager
Kathleen Reding, Category Manager, Dairy/Frozen, Cub Foods
Christine Rees-Zecha, Human Resources Director, Independent Business
Michelle Reitan, Senior Director, Finance Shared Services
Sue Saete, Pricing/Retail Integrity Manager, Cub Foods
Brooke Schools, Senior Merchandiser, Deli and Bakery
Leticia Thomas, Human Resources Director, Shoppers Food & Pharmacy
Kristin Walbourn, Senior Regulatory and Compliance Counsel
Jennifer Weisgram, District Manager, Hornbacher's

Target Corporation
Anne Dament, SVP, Merchandising, Grocery

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