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2016 Top Women In Grocery: Senior-Level Executives

Of this year’s field of 385 Top Women in Grocery honorees, there are 101 Senior-Level Executives representing 50 companies from across the country. Senior-Level Executives comprise the smallest number of honorees in this year’s winners’ circle, and include such titles as VP, president, SVP, EVP, COO and CEO.

The contingent of 2016 Top Women in Grocery Senior-Level Executives include:

Margie Arion

Chief Human Resources Officer

Acosta Sales & Marketing


Carlen Hooker

SVP, Business Solutions

Acosta Sales & Marketing


Cheryl Maduzia

VP, Strategic Advisors

Acosta Sales & Marketing                                                                                                                


Melinda Williams


Natural/Specialty Sales, an Acosta Company


Valerie Bernstein

SVP, Business Development

Advantage Solutions/Advantage Marketing Partners Division


Kristi Cassidy

VP, Business Development

Advantage Sales & Marketing/The Sunflower Group


Elizabeth Fogerty

SVP, Strategic Planning

Advantage Solutions/Advantage Marketing Partners Division


Jill Griffin


Advantage Solutions/Advantage Marketing Partners Division


Lisa Klauser

President, Consumer and Shopper

Advantage Solutions/Advantage Marketing Partners Division


Melissa Oesterreich

EVP, Client Services

Advantage Solutions


Kirsten Alford Osborne

VP, Client Services Agency

Advantage Solutions/Advantage Marketing Partners Division


Whitney Ray


Retail Advantage Solutions/Advantage Marketing Partners Division


Jodie Daubert

SVP, Merchandising Fresh Formats

Ahold USA


Tara Fallon

VP, Engagement & Talent Development

Ahold USA


Amy Hahn

SVP, Marketing

Ahold USA


Kristina Rota

VP, Accounting and Control

Ahold USA


Stacy Wiggins

SVP, Operations

Ahold USA/Stop & Shop New England


Kathy Brady

VP, Retail Support Deli Foodservice-West Region

Albertsons Cos.                                                                                                                     


Stacey Brown

VP, Labor, Government and Employment Law

Albertsons Cos.                                                                                                                     


Kate Coler

VP, Federal Government Relations

Albertsons Cos.                                                                                                                     


Lori Dupre

VP, Retail Support, Deli and Prepared Food-East Region

Albertsons Cos.


Cathy East

VP, Procurement Meat/Seafood/Deli

Albertsons Cos.


Mandy Fields

VP, Finance and Analytics

Albertsons Cos.


Debra Fifles

VP, Consumer and Shopper Insights

Albertsons Cos.


Cindy Garnett

VP, Human Resources and Labor Relations

Albertsons Co./Shaw's and Star Market       


Jewel Hunt

Group VP, Bakery

Albertsons Cos.


Suzanne Long

VP, Corporate Initiatives

Albertsons Cos.


Cathy Lord

VP, Corporate Human Resources

Albertsons Cos.


Amanda Martinez

VP, Corporate Procurement-Grocery, Liquor and Bakery

Albertsons Cos.


Susan Morris

EVP, Retail Operations-East Region

Albertsons Cos.         


Tamara Pattison

SVP, Digital Marketing and e-Commerce

Albertsons Cos.


Melissa Plaisance

Group VP, Treasury and Investor Relations

Albertsons Cos.


Lori Raya

President, Southern California Division

Albertsons Cos.


Karen Sales

VP, Shopper Marketing

Albertsons Cos.


Valerie Wilson

VP, Merchandising Services

Albertsons Cos.


Suzy Monford


Andronico's Community Markets


Maggie Bezart-Hall

VP, Trade and Promotion

Avocados From Mexico Inc.


Talbott Roche

CEO and President

Blackhawk Network


Nancy Eichler


Brownie Brittle LLC


Kim Albertson

VP, Supply Chain Planning and Integration

Clif Bar & Co.


Lori Bates

Group Director, Sparkling Commercialization, Coca-Cola North America

The Coca-Cola Co.


Anne Gronek-Gibbs

Director, KO Lab and SEIC

The Coca-Cola Co.


Kelly Marr

VP, Retail Channel Strategy and Commercialization

The Coca-Cola Co.


Christine Motherwell

VP, Customer Management-Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated

The Coca-Cola Co.


Pamela Stewart

VP, National Retail Sales

The Coca-Cola Co.


Amy Valenzuela

Group Director of Category Strategic Advisory, East Region Large Store Team

The Coca-Cola Co.                                                                                                                


Katherine Fuller

VP/Managing Director



Sheila Gamble

SVP, Client Development



Jennifer Hatcher

SVP, Government and Public Affairs

Food Marketing Institute                                                                                                                  


Hilary Thesmar

VP, Food Safety Programs

Food Marketing Institute                                                                                                                  

Voni Woods

VP, Deli and Bakery

Giant Eagle Inc.


Sabrina Wiewel

SVP and Chief Customer Officer

Hallmark Cards Inc.                                                                                                              


Kristi Magnuson Nelson


Hugo's Family Marketplace                                                                                                              


Mary Fuhrman

VP, Produce and Floral



Wendy Hiatt

VP, Brand and Image Marketing



Sheila Laing

EVP, Government/Industry Relations, Chief Customer Officer



Mary Kay O'Connor

VP, Education

International Dairy-Deli-Bakery Association (IDDBA)      


Christie Wilmer

VP, Kroger Team Sales

Kellogg Co.


Monica Bonamego


Kings Food Market/Balducci's


Jessica Gasser

SVP, Talent and Technology

Kings Food Market


Brenda Greinke

Senior Director, Indirect Sourcing

The Kroger Co.


Theresa Monti

VP, Total Rewards

The Kroger Co.


Jill Nelson

Director, Supply Chain Systems

The Kroger Co./Kroger Technology


Sharon Roberts

General Merchandise Manager, Apparel

The Kroger Co.


Terri Rose

Director, Floral Merchandising

The Kroger Co./General Office


Charity Hegel

VP, Finance

Litehouse Inc.                                                                                                            


Lyn Ryse

Marketing Director

Market of Choice


Heather Stouffer

Founder and CEO

Mom Made Foods LLC         


Lynette Ackley

VP, Merchandising



Cindy Sorensen

VP, Business Development

Midwest Dairy Association


Jade LaFreniere


The Muffin Mam Inc.


Caryn Olson

Divisional VP, Field Sales

Nestlé USA                                                                                                                


Sara Wheeler

Divisional VP, Beverage Category and Shopper Development

Nestlé USA    


Karen Fichuk


Nielsen North America                                                                                                                     


Marla Daudelin

VP Sales, Grocery Channel


Teri Valentine


The Perfect Bite


Kristen Wallen

VP, Sales-Alternate Channels

Post Consumer Brands


Kristy Lewis

Founder and CEO

Quinn Foods                                                                                                              


Lisa Inselman




Nicole Townsend

VP, Talent Development and Communications



Courtenay Tyler

VP, Merchandising

Relay Foods


Allison Rouse Royster

Managing Partner

Rouses Markets


Suzanne Schmitz




Beth Cozza

VP, Quality Assurance

Shopper Events


Jody Mitchell

VP, Business Development, Events Demo

Shopper Events


Stephanie Schultz

Senior Director, Wellness and Corporate Communications

Skogen's Festival Foods        


Pauline Oudin

Managing Director, USA



Eleanor Hong

Chief Marketing Officer       

Smart & Final


Sharry Cramond

EVP, Marketing and Communications

Southeastern Grocers


Meredith Gremel

VP, Corporate Affairs and Communications

SpartanNash Co.


Kim Breland

Director, Supply Chain-Finance

Sprouts Farmers Market                                                                                                                   


Cynthia Chikahisa

VP, Store Operations Field Capability

Sprouts Farmers Market                                                                                                                   


Kim Coffin

VP, Grocery

Sprouts Farmers Market


Diana Lucas

VP, Vitamins and Body Care

Sprouts Farmers Market


Heather Hanscom

Chief Information Security Officer



Anne Dament

SVP, Merchandising-Grocery

Target Corp.


Katherine Tatsuda


Tatsuda's IGA


Linda Severin

VP, Marketing

Topco Associates                                                                                                                  


Cynthia McCloud

Director, Food Industry Program

USC Marshall School of Business                                                                                                                


Holly Yeatts

Store Owner and Manager

Vista Foods


Wendy Garrett

VP and Store Co-owner         

Wakefield's Great Valu


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