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NEW members rated grocery’s ‘Top Women’

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Nearly 230 women working for 16 Network of Executive Women partner companies have been named Top Women in Grocery by Progressive Grocer magazine. Women working for NEW partners represent more than 65 percent of the 348 “Top Women” recognized this year.

Now in its 11 year, Progressive Grocer’s Top Women in Grocery honors outstanding female leaders among North American industry retailers and suppliers, from store managers to c-suite executives. The winners will be honored at Progressive Grocer’s annual gala event, November 9, 2017 at The Westin O’Hare in Rosemont, Illinois.

The 2017 Top Women in Grocery includes professionals representing NEW partners Advantage Solutions, Ahold USA/Delhaize, Albertsons Companies, Clif Bar & Co., The Coca-Cola Company, CROSSMARK, The Hershey Company, Hy-Vee, Inmar, Kellogg Company, The Kroger Co., Meijer, PepsiCo Inc., Post Consumer Brands, Procter & Gamble and SUPERVALU Inc.

Advantage Solutions
Susie Beard, Director, Client Services, National Accounts
Susan Borg, Technical Account Executive, Retail Technology Services
Karen Diller, Business Development Manager
Stephanie Davis, Director, Operations, Target Team
Lauren Gill, Director, Client Services, Retail Technology ARTS
Jill Griffin, President, Marketing Partners
Julie Jennings, Finance Manager, Marketing Partners
Helen Malkin, Regional Manager, Marketing
Katelyn Nadeau, VP, Media Operations
Krista Pascanik, Director, Customer Sales/Strategy, Target Team
Crystal Rossel, Client Team Leader, Client Services
Bethany Schwartz, Client Team Leader
Elena Skaletsky, Digital Media Supervisor
Diane Sparks, Director, Client Services, Special Events

Ahold USA/Delhaize
Nancy Appleby, VP, Advertising and Marketing Planning
Yvonne Armando, Deli Bakery Specialist, Stop & Shop
Mary St. Ledger Baggett, Director, Marketing and External Communications, Giant/Martin’s
Sarah Baird, Director, Operations Support, Peapod
Paula Besso, District Manager, Human Resources, Stop & Shop
Sonia Boelhouwer, Regional VP Store Operations, Giant/Martin’s
Jennifer Campbell, Manager, Change Management, Learning Department
Carletta Cantres, Store Manager, Stop & Shop
Karen Caswell, Senior Director, Claim Administration
Brittany Cavallaro, Deli and Bakery Specialist, Stop & Shop
Mary Chapman, Store Manager, Stop & Shop
Mary F. Colcombe, Asset Protection Manager, Stop & Shop
Casey Connors, Manager, Merchandising Optimization
Diane Couchman, Space Planning Manager
Carrie Daggs, Store Manager, Giant Food Store
Hiba Daher, Store Manager, Giant Store
Cindy Dorsey, HR Manager, Giant Food
Linda Figueiredo, Real Estate Specialist
Kristi L. Foernsler, Store Manager, Giant Store
Carolyn Fogle, Store Manager, Giant Store
Madelina Fordham, Store Manager, Giant Store
Tonya Herring, SVP, Merchandising
Melissa Hughes, Director, Format Innovation
Alisa Hundley, Store Manager, Giant Food Store
Jodie Kans, Interim Human Resources Director, Giant Food
Betsy Kephart, Marketing Optimization Manager
Amy Kidd, Human Resource Manager, Giant/Martin’s
Sheila Kostiuk, Senior Director, Portfolio Lead
Korie Kritzky, Senior Construction Project Manager
Connie Ann Lebo, Senior Manager, NFR Services, Retail Business Services
Anita McPoyle, Director, Portfolio Insights
Shirley Moore, Human Resources Business Partner
Cindy Miller-Dowling, Asset Protection Manager, Giant/Martin’s
Traci Porr, Human Resource Manager, Giant/Martin’s
Darla Rieg, Category Manager
Cara Sangermano, HR Manager, Stop & Shop
Carla Santos, Front End Specialist, Stop & Shop
Lisa Schepers, Store Manager, Giant Food Store
Susan Shahroodi, IT Business Consultant, Retail Business Services
Jamie E. Shannon, Human Resource Generalist, Giant/Martin’s
Donna Souris, Specialist III District Sales and Merchandise, Giant Food
Suzette Stevenson, Manager of Compliance, Giant Food
Christine Taylor, HR Manager, Stop & Shop
Sharmeica Thomas, Senior Portfolio Manager, IT, Retail Business Services
Teresa Whittler, Store Manager, Giant Food Store
Nicole Wing, Director, Technical Accounting
Amanda DeLong Wood, Promotional Accounting Manager, Retail Business Services
Cher Zeller, Manager, Peapod Interactive, Peapod

Albertsons Companies
Melissa Adams, Procurement Manager, Shaw’s & Star Market Division
Brenda Arce, Store Director, Albertsons
Robin Barber, Director, Operations, Seattle Division
Marilyn Beardsley, Vice President
Melanie Buchanan, District Manager, Houston Division
Courtney Carranza, Store Director, Pavilions
Wendy DeMaria, Store Director, Jewel-Osco
Chelsea Dempsey, Store Director, Acme
Diane Earl, Senior Director, Prepared Foods, Unified Division
Kelli Elson, District Manager, Northern California Division
Christal Faries, Store Director, United
Julie Field, Store Director, Albertsons
Connie Gourley, Store Director, Safeway
Keri Group, Bakery Operations Specialist/Acting Store Director, Albertsons
Dinah Jackson, Store Director
Jennifer Kimball, Controller, Southern California Division
Jewel Hunt, General VP, Bakery
Amy Kirby, Director of Marketing, Denver Division
Monica Kirk, Store Director, Safeway
Jenifer Krause, Bakery Sales Manager, Acme Markets
Alexa Langona, Own Brands Manager, Product Management
Rebecca Lund, Store Director, Shaw’s
Jaime Nading, Division Food Safety Manager, Southern Division
Joan Perez, Store Director, Acme
Lori Raya, President, Southern California Division, Albertsons, Vons and Pavilions
Patty Shunk, Store Director, Tom Thumb
Kris Staaf, Director of Public Affairs, Denver Division
Mary Wade, Grocery Operations Specialist, Northern California Division
Cheryl Whinihan, Sales Manager, Deli/Food Service, Northern California Division
Christine Wilcox, VP, Communications and Education
Valerie Wilson, VP, Merchandising Services

Clif Bar & Co.
Michelle Ferguson, EVP, Food and Innovation
Christen Lunt, VP, Accounting and Corporate Controller
Tiffany Pratt, Director of Sales, Ecommerce, Clif Bar & Co.

The Coca-Cola Company
Alison Eminger, Senior Manager, Commercialization
Monica Hunsaker, VP, Customer Management, Coca-Cola Bottling Co.
Erica Lanford, Senior Director, Coca-Cola Bottling Co.
Katie Lattanzi, VP, Albertsons HQ Sales
Diane Wallace, VP, Retail Marketing and Strategy

CROSSMARK
Sandy Deiters, VP, Continuous Improvement
Katherine Fuller, VP/Managing Director
Sherene Jagla, VP, General Manager
Rhea Jemmerson, Dedicated Retail Team Leader
Tammy Kerby, Director of Retail Operations
Jessica McCleskey, Director of Client Services, Field Intelligence
Holly Meloy, SVP, Managing Director, Marketing Works and PromoWorks
Kallie Millar, Dedicated Retail Team Leader
Maricela Reyes, Manager, Insights and Analytics
Natalie Runyan, Net Promoter Program Manager
Kari Sims, Dedicated Retail Team Leader
Caroline Stockdale, EVP/Chief People Officer, CROSSMARK

The Hershey Company
Michelle Bechill, Category Strategist
Cheryl Hogan, Category Strategist, The Hershey Co.

Hy-Vee
Kim Jaber, Store Director, Fort Madison, Iowa
Molly Olson, Director, Restaurant Development, Minnesota
Kristin Williams, SVP/Chief Health Officer

Inmar
Melissa Parker, VP, Supply Chain Client Relations and Operations

Kellogg Company
Carrie Sander, VP, Sales-Kroger Team
Kristin Schweitzer, VP, Sales-Walmart
Kari Swift, Director-West Frozen Food Sales

The Kroger Co.
Jessica C. Adelman, Group VP, Corporate Affairs
Alia Al-Hagri, Supply Optimization Team Leader
Suzan Ali, Patient Care Coordinator, Nashville
Sharon Alston, Store Director, Harris Teeter
Dawn Baker, Poultry Commodity Manager, General Office
Letty Bazaldua, Store Leader, Food 4 Less
Rachel Blackwelder, Senior Ecommerce Manager, Harris Teeter
Theresa Bordelon, Customer Communications Manager
Christina Cotton, District Manager, Delta
Lori Close, Store Leader, Dillons
Leslie Courtney, Senior Director, Kroger Technology
Maria Fernandez, Store Leader, Fry’s Food Store
Nikki Fletcher, Store Leader, Kroger
Lynn Fondelier, Store Leader, Kroger
Cindy Gilleran, Store Leader, Delta
Lacey Gottstein, Divisional Planning Merchandise Manager, General Office
Cheryl Grossman, Store Leader, Dillons
Brandy Hanger, Digital Merchandising Coordinator, General Office
Niki Harvey, Division Human Resources Manager, Dillons
Ryan Heines, Store Leader, Kroger
Megan Hoppenjans, Customer 1st Promise Enterprise Specialist, General Office
Rachel Hurst, Division Community Affairs Manager, Michigan
Connie Jewell, Store Leader, Kroger
Stacy Johnson, District Manager, Fred Meyer
Sara Knabe, District Grocery Coordinator, Dillons
Jill Koitmaa, Store Leader, Smith’s
Allison Kuhn, TLC/Retail Dietetics Corporate Coordinator, The Little Clinic
Margaret Lewis, Innovation Manager, The Little Clinic
Adrian Mata, Store Leader, Smith’s
Dana McLain, VP, General Merchandise, Health and Beauty Care, Roundy’s
Sandra McKinzie-Hodge, Store Leader, Kroger
Alyssa McNerney, Drug, GM Sales Manager, King Soopers/City Market
Holly Mitchell, Store Leader, Fred Meyer
Susanna Mkrtchyan, Store Leader, Food 4 Less
Megan Moglia, VP, Loyalty, 84.51°
April Martin Nickels, Public Affairs Manager, Dallas
Loreen Osimowicz, Deli/Bakery Merchandiser, Michigan
Jennifer Palerino, Senior Marketing Communications, Vitacost
Madi Palermo, Manager, Digital Technology and Customer Experience, Harris Teeter
Joanna Pang, Division Facility Engineering Manager, QFC
Anne Pierce, District Human Resources Manager, King Soopers
Kelly Ramaker, Manager-Kroger Technology, General Office
Diana Reynolds, Store Leader, Kroger
Lorena Rull, Fresh Cut Floral Category Manager/Commodity Buyer, General Office
Leslee Ruppenthal, General Manager, Kroger Technology-Enterprise Information Management
Donna Saldana, District 2 Merchandising Manager, Dillons
Holly Sanchez, Store Leader, King Soopers
Jerusha San Roman, Store Leader, Ralphs
Latasha Stevens, Meat and Seafood Sales Manager, Atlanta
Allison Todd, Division Customer Communications Manager, QFC
Judy Turek, Fry’s Food Store
Stephanie Turner, Corporate Category Manager, General Office
Allison Unkraut, VP, Customer Strategy and Activation, 84.51°
Shantavia Webb, Division Talent Manager, Nashville
Sharon Welch, District 4 Human Resources Manager, Louisville
Brenda Young, Store Leader, Kroger

Meijer
Jenn Abramowski, Manager, Manufacturing and Cost Accounting
Zyla Akiti, HR Market Manager/Reigonal Recruiter
Montel Birmingham, Reverse Logistics Manager
Sarah Bruischat, Merchandise Planning Manager
Jennifer Coffey, Director, Store Planning and Design
Echo Devos, Director, Product Quality and Compliance
Michelle Hall, Director, Corporate Human Resources
Shannon Kulback, Market Director, Flint Market-Mid-Michigan Region
Jamie Laming, Director Merchandising-Household Consumables
Nicole Laughlin, VP, Brand Development and Marketing
Terri Martin, Store Director
Sandi Mathews, Store Director
Nickie McCullough, Senior Specialist, Fresh
Angela Pagel, Merchandise Planning Manager
Andrea Swartz, Senior Environmental Engineer
Ying Vang, Store Director

PepsiCo Inc.
Janelle Anderson, VP, Shopper Marketing
Meredith Davis, Key Account Manager, North America Beverages
Eryn Ivey, Key Account Manager, North America Beverages
Deanna Jurgens, Region VP, Sales, Pacific Northwest, Frito-Lay
Tameka McBride, Sales Director, Senior, North America Beverages
Christina Menendez, VP, Shopper Marketing and Ecommerce, Walmart
Stacey Nachtaler, Director, Shopper Marketing, Albertsons
Heather Och, Manager, Category Leadership
Christina Perez, Director of Sales, Publix Team, Frito-Lay
Aminta Price, Senior Director of Sales, Texoma, Frito-Lay
Elin Tempel, Director, Category Leadership, Demand Xcelerator
Deana Whitman, Director

Post Consumer Brands
Terri Layton, Account Manager, Northwest/North Central Division
Sara Rausch, Senior Director, Gun Puffed Sugar Coated, Business Leadership Group
Kaylynn Zeltner, Senior Retail Operations Manager, Northwest/North Central Division

Procter & Gamble
Carrie Birth Davis, Senior Marketing Manager
Kaaren Graff, Senior Account Executive, Kroger Team
Karen Hein, Senior Customer Supply Chain Leader
Julie Tucker, Regional Business Manager

SUPERVALU Inc.
Donna Banks-Ficcio, VP, Center Store-West Region
Ashley Bodart, Financial Analyst, Shop ‘n Save
Debra Figuly, Category Merchandiser
Ria Gray, Senior Merchandiser
Katie Kallemeyn, Store Director, Cub Foods
Angelica King, Director, Service Support
Sarah Meyer, Director, Loss Prevention, Shop ‘n Save
Maureen Mueller, Director, GM/HBC
Karena Niblett, VP, Operations, Shop ‘n Save
Renee Oertli, Senior Director, Business Intelligence
Renee Rassmussen-Spear, Warehouse Manager
Katonya Reed, Store Director, Shop ‘n Save
Carrie Reynolds, Fresh Sales Consultant
Kristi Richardson, Senior Manager
Lori Sandish, Director, Retail Pricing and Customer Service
Rebecca Whitby, Category Merchandiser III