PG Names 2011 Top Women in Grocery Winners

Progressive Grocer has named 141 new Top Women in Grocery award winners, who are featured prominently in the leading trade publication’s June 2011 issue and who will be honored at a gala cocktail and dinner celebration on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011, at the InterContinental Chicago O’Hare, 5300 N. River Rd., Rosemont, Ill.

PG’s 2011 Top Women in Grocery, a full list of whom appears below, once again hail from three categories: Senior-Level Executives (open to retailers, suppliers and wholesalers with titles of VP or higher); Rising Stars (retailers, suppliers and wholesalers with job titles above store manager, but below VP); and Store Managers.

“Over the years that we’ve solicited nominees for our annual Top Women in Grocery honor, our editorial staff has never ceased to be amazed at the level of dedication, talent, expertise and sheer determination demonstrated by those whose names are submitted by appreciative colleagues and vendor partners,” said PG’s editor-in-chief, Meg Major.”Our 2011 Top Women in Grocery honorees are a special bunch, and we are proud to pay tribute to all they do to advance the industry and the communities that they serve.”

All Top Women in Grocery winners will receive one complimentary registration for the awards dinner. Guests are $225 per person/$200 for five or more.

PG's 2011 Top Women in Grocery recipients include: 

Senior-Level Executives

Pam Boynton
VP, Private Label Brands, Acosta Sales & Marketing

Nancy Appleby
VP of Advertising and Marketing Planning, Ahold USA

Sarah Chartrand
SVP of Diversity, Talent Management and Organization Development, Ahold USA

Jodie Daubert
SVP, Sales Development, Ahold USA

Mary Jane Jamrogowicz
VP of Information Management, Ahold USA

Kathleen Koppenhaver
Director of Human Resources, Giant-Carlisle/Ahold USA

Denise Mullen
VP of Direct Store Delivery, Ahold USA

Katherine Phillips
VP of Technical Solutions and Services, Ahold USA

Paula Price
EVP and CFO, Ahold USA

Kathy Russello
SVP of Human Resources, Ahold USA

Kelly Shade
VP of Compensation and Benefits, Ahold USA

Carolyn Hutson,
EVP and CFO, Brookshire Grocery Co.

Sheri Satterwhite
SVP of Risk Management/Benefits Administration, Brookshire Grocery Co.

Sharon Glass
Group VP Health, Beauty and Wellness and Business Development, Catalina Marketing Inc.

Stephanie Skylar
President and CEO, Chief Super Market Inc.

Sue Wendt
VP of Advertising, Coborn's Inc.

Bea Perez
Chief Marketing Officer, Coca-Cola North America

Hollie Gonzales
EVP, Client Services, CROSSMARK

Christine Mefford

Nancy Cohen
Owner, President and CEO, Eddie's of Roland Park

Elda Devarie
President and CEO, EMD Sales

Stephanie Gallo
VP, Marketing E. & J. Gallo Winery

Juliana L. Chugg
SVP; President, Meals, General Mills Inc.

Carolyn Kauppinen
Director, Customer Operations, General Mills Inc.

Lisa Nyhusmoen
Director Training & Development/Sales, General Mills Inc.

Ann W.H. Simonds
EVP; President, Pillsbury USA, General Mills Inc.

Jane Golub
Director of In-store Marketing Programs, Golub Corp./Price Chopper

Mona Golub
VP of Public Relations and Consumer & Marketing Services, Golub Corp./Price Chopper

Marie Robinson
SVP of Supply & Logistics, The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co. Inc. (A&P)

Pamela G. Bailey
President and CEO, Grocery Manufacturers Association

Donna Giordano
President, Quality Food Centers(QFC)/The Kroger Co.

Cindy Rantanen
VP of Merchandising, Delta Division, The Kroger Co.

Lorri Koster
VP of Marketing, Co-Chairman, Board of Directors, Mann Packing Co. Inc.

Ann G. Daw
President, National Association for the Specialty Food Trade (NASFT)

Christie Frazier-Coleman,
VP Procurement & Marketing, The North West Co. Inc.

Marie Quintana
SVP, Multicultural Sales PepsiCo Inc.

Traci Adams
VP and General Manager, Floral Operations, Safeway Inc.

Christy Consler
SVP of Public Affairs, Government Relations, and Corporate Social Responsibility, Safeway Inc.

Nancy Cota
VP of Innovation, Consumer Brands, Safeway Inc.

Diane Dietz
EVP and Chief Marketing Officer, Safeway Inc.

Jewel Hunt
Group VP Pharmacy, Health & Wellness, Safeway Inc.

Dianne Lamendola
Group VP, Information Technology, Safeway Inc.

Teri Llach
Group VP of Marketing, Blackhawk Network/Safeway Inc.

Cathy Lord
VP, Compensation Safeway Inc.

Amanda Martinez
VP of Manufacturing Operations for U.S. Grocery, Safeway Inc.

Leslie Nelson
VP of Finance and CFO, Texas Division, Safeway Inc.

Melissa Plaisance
SVP, Finance & Investor Relations and Executive Officer, Safeway Inc.

Carrie Rasmussen
VP IT Services and Support, Safeway Inc.

Lori Raya
SVP of Deli/Food Service, Branded Concepts, Dairy, Refrigerated and Frozen Food, Safeway Inc.

Larree Renda
EVP, Safeway Inc.; President, Safeway Health Co.

Talbott Roche
Co-founder and President, Blackhawk Network/Safeway Inc.

Michele Silva
VP of Human Resources, Safeway Inc.

Kathleen Smith
VP of Loss Prevention, Safeway Inc.

Diana Godfrey
Group VP, Sales & Merchandising, Smart & Final

Ellen Story
Director of Management Development, Stew Leonard's

Teresa Chipps
VP, Sales and Marketing Development, Supply Chain-Northern Region, Supervalu

Janel Haugarth
EVP, Merchandising & Logistics, Supervalu

Sue Klug
President, Albertsons Southern California Division/Supervalu

Michele Murphy
SVP, Corporate HR & Labor Relations, Supervalu

Sherry Smith
EVP/CFO, Supervalu

Janet Sparkman
Group VP, Health & Wellness, Supervalu

Karen Meleta
VP, Consumer & Corporate Communications, Wakefern Food Corp.

Rising Stars

Magdalena Aragon
Senior Manager, Top Source, Ahold USA

Jacqui Buckley
Director, Division Operations Support, Stop & Shop, New England Division/Ahold USA

Julie Cummings
Senior Director of Program Management, Ahold USA

Deborah Farr
Director of Real Estate, Ahold USA

Diane Hicks
Manager, Sales and Merchandising, Giant-Landover/Ahold USA

Robin Moran
Senior Manager, Diversity and Talent Management, Giant-Landover/Ahold USA

Amy Murphy
Director, Marketing and External Communications, Stop & Shop, New York Metro Division/Ahold USA

Tiffany Pereira
Service Manager, Giant-Landover/Ahold USA

Billye Pounds
Senior Human Resources Manager, Giant-Landover/Ahold USA

Lisa Richardson
Manager, Sales and Merchandising, Giant-Landover/Ahold USA

Lisa Schaefer
Manager, Sales and Merchandising, Meat and Seafood, Stop & Shop, New England Division/Ahold USA

Kelly Shanahan
Manager, Regional Pharmacy Operations, Giant-Landover/Ahold USA

Nichole Thompson
Senior Director, Training and Management Development, Ahold USA

Stacy Wiggins
District Director, Giant-Landover/Ahold USA

Rae Champagne
Director of corporate communications, Brookshire Grocery Co.

Alecia Hill
Human Resource Coordinator, Brookshire Grocery Co.

Ginger McCullough
Director of Change Management and Training, Brookshire Grocery Co.

Cindy Murphy
Director of Business Systems Management, Brookshire Grocery Co.

Linda Stewart
Director of Distribution Systems, Brookshire Grocery Co.

Suzanne Vance
Human Resource coordinator, Brookshire Grocery Co.

Millie Muczko
Senior Director, Training and Development, CROSSMARK

Helena Williams
Director, Business Intelligence, CROSSMARK

Meike Browning
Director, Marketing Communications, Sealed Air/Cryovac Food Packaging

Laurie Brown
Director, Financial Operations, Consumer Food Sales U.S. Channels, General Mills Inc.

Julie Bushee
Manager of Centralized Labor Scheduling, Golub Corp./Price Chopper

Laura Fulton
Assistant VP of Operations, Hy-Vee Inc.

Helen Eddy
Assistant VP, Health & Wellness, Hy-Vee Inc.

Juli Egeland
Assistant VP, Auditing Services, Hy-Vee Inc.

Denise Broderick
Assistant VP, Education & Training, Hy-Vee Inc.

Donna Tweeten
Assistant VP, Marketing, Hy-Vee Inc.

Rachael Betzler
Advertising Manager, Cincinnati/Dayton Division, The Kroger Co.

Melanie Greer
Operations Coordinator, King Soopers District 6, The Kroger Co.

Rebecca King
Consumer Affairs Manager, Southwest Division, the Kroger Co.

Kathy Lute
District Manager, King Soopers, the Kroger Co.

Michelle Phanthavongsa
Operations Coordinator, Mid-South division, The Kroger Co.

Donna Tanori
Director, Human Resources, Fry's Food and Drug Stores Division, The Kroger Co.

Jennifer Zubiate
Director, Customer 1st Strategy & Diversity, Ralphs Grocery Stores, The Kroger Co.

Barbara Lucas
Category Manager, HBC, Publix Super Markets Inc.

Marisol Gutierrez
General Manager, Distribution Center Smart & Final

Laura Jimenez
District Manager, Smart & Final

Laurie Lombardo
District Manager, Smart & Final

Cindy Morgan
Corporate Deli Merchandising Manager, Smart & Final

Rosie Squieri
Director of Operations, Smart & Final

Chon Tomlin
Manager, External Communication, Save-A-Lot Food Stores/Supervalu

Store Managers

Angela Ables
Brookshire's Store #53, Hillsboro, Texas

Sandra Miller
Brookshire's Store #11, Athens, Texas

Debbie Hampsey
Manager, Eddie's of Roland Park Roland Avenue Store, Baltimore

Rakonda Delaney
Manager, Giant Food Store #752, Alexandria, Va.

Teresa Gibson
Manager, Giant Food Store #748, Arlington, Va.

Anne Singleton
Manager, Giant Food Store #6300, Red Lion, Pa.

Sabrina Meinhardt
The Greene Grape, New York

Mary Fuhrman
Hy-Vee Store #4, Davenport, Iowa

Kristi Masterson
Hy-Vee Store #3, Sioux Falls, S.D.

Alice Jones
Kroger Store #517, Henrico, Va.

Diann Lewis
Kroger Store #695, Arlington, Texas

Jacqueline "Denise" McDonald
Kroger Store #848, Knoxville, Tenn.

Shawn Myers
Kroger Marketplace Store #407, Lexington, Ky.

Julie M. Tolliver
Kroger Marketplace Store #522, Gahanna, Ohio

Tracey Hershenhorn
Price Chopper Store #165, Burlington, Vt.

Miranda Siek
Price Chopper Store #006, Chatham, N.Y

Tammie Sullivan
Price Chopper Store #229, Shrewsbury, Mass.

Rhonda Brown
Publix Store #1066, Jacksonville, Fla.

Lillian Lane Chase
Publix Store #0319, West Palm Beach, Fla.

Becky Chichetto
Publix Store #448, Winter Haven, Fla.

Noreen Rector
Publix Store #1047, Spring Hill, Tenn.

Debbie Robinson-Jones,
Publix Store #879, Trinity, Fla.

Tammy Rodriguez
Publix Store #0049, Cumming, Ga.

Michelle Shultz
Publix Store #599, Atlanta

Anita Skillas
Publix Store #785, Boca Raton, Fla.

Deanne Smith
Publix Store #498, North Fort Myers, Fla.

Rose Thornton
Publix Store #1338, Orlando, Fla.

Jessica Clark
Shop Smart Store #28, Cave Junction, Ore.

Julie Leogrande
Store Manager, Smart & Final Store #494, Chino, Calif.

Jessica Munoz
Store Manager, Smart & Final Store #403, Stockton, Calif.

Celina Ramirez
Store Manager, Smart & Final Store #401, Hayward, Calif.

Kathleen Allen
Stop & Shop Store #66, Marstons Mills, Mass.

Anne Demchak
Manager, Stop & Shop Store #2633, New Haven, Conn.

Lisa Silvia
Manager, Stop & Shop Store #736, Westerly, R.I.

Beth Young
Manager, Stop & Shop Store #613, Vernon, Conn.

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