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06/13/2018

Progressive Grocer Names Top Women in Grocery 2018: Rising Stars

In the era of #MeToo and #ImWithHer, women are increasingly are making their voices heard. Today: 

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The grocery industry is no exception, and from the store floor to c-suite, women are leading the charge to keep the industry fresh, relevant and truly consumer-centric. To recognize their efforts, Progressive Grocer has inducted 362 of them into its 2018 Top Women in Grocery class.

Below, we present the names of the newest members in the Rising Stars category.

    2018 Top Women in Grocery: Rising Stars
AmandaKingSales ManagerAdvantage Solutions
AmandaReavesSales Team LeaderAdvantage Solutions
AmyKnoxAccount ExecutiveAdvantage Solutions
BethanySchwartzClient Team LeaderAdvantage Solutions
BrookeHeintzClient Service ManagerAdvantage Solutions
CrystalRosselClient Team LeaderAdvantage Solutions
DanielleBunchDirector of Sales, Enterprise StrategyAdvantage Solutions
JenniferGruberSenior Director, Analytic SolutionsAdvantage Solutions
KelliFickeSenior Category Manager, Team LeaderAdvantage Solutions
KimberlyCowenRegional ManagerAdvantage Solutions
MariluRoblesDirector, Marketing OperationsAdvantage Solutions/Advantage Marketing Partners
ElenaSkaletskyInfluencer Marketing SupervisorAdvantage Solutions/Advantage Media Solutions
LindseyPruittDirector of Business DevelopmentAdvantage Solutions/Advantage Media Solutions
SamanthaWeinsteinDirector, Media OperationsAdvantage Solutions/Advantage Media Solutions
LynnBlasioSenior Director, OperationsAhold Ecommerce Sales, an Affiliate of Peapod
SusanVoelknerCenter Store Operations SpecialistAlbertsons Cos./Acme Division
AngelaMooreDirector of Shopper Marketing Scale EventsAlbertsons Cos./Corporate
BessieBerdusisDirector, Managed CareAlbertsons Cos./Corporate
ChristinaBoyleSenior Manager Admin Services & FacilitiesAlbertsons Cos./Corporate
ChristyDuncan-AndersonExecutive DirectorAlbertsons Cos./Corporate
DarcieRennDirector SustainabilityAlbertsons Cos./Corporate
JaneAndersonSenior Manager Environmental ComplianceAlbertsons Cos./Corporate
KathyHosekReal Estate Accounting ManagerAlbertsons Cos./Corporate
KendalCallenderDirector of Digital Partnerships & Shopper InnovationAlbertsons Cos./Corporate
KimHornettEcommerce Program ManagerAlbertsons Cos./Corporate
LetiRodriguezManager, Payroll Quality Assurance, Regulatory Reporting & Tax DepartmentAlbertsons Cos./Corporate
LisaRoachGM/HBC National Sales ManagerAlbertsons Cos./Corporate
LouiseGerberDirector EcommerceAlbertsons Cos./Corporate
MaryroseRinellaDirector Own Brands Product ManagementAlbertsons Cos./Corporate
Mei-MeiStarkProduct Management Director, Own BrandsAlbertsons Cos./Corporate
SarahLongSenior Product ManagerAlbertsons Cos./Corporate
TinaLuceroGM Sales ManagerAlbertsons Cos./Denver Division
AmyJankauskisAssistant Sales Manager-Deli & Food ServiceAlbertsons Cos./Jewel-Osco
LindseyEllingsonBakery Operation SpecialistAlbertsons Cos./Jewel-Osco
LynneBarringtonFloral BuyerAlbertsons Cos./Jewel-Osco
Mary FrancesTruccoCommunications ManagerAlbertsons Cos./Jewel-Osco
MelissaHillDirector Community Relations & Government AffairsAlbertsons Cos./Jewel-Osco
MirnaFranjulSales Manager Own BrandsAlbertsons Cos./Jewel-Osco
ShareeScopazzo Bakey Operation SpecialistAlbertsons Cos./Jewel-Osco
BethDaCostaBakery Sales ManagerAlbertsons Cos./Seattle Division
LeahGiambarresiDivision Pharmacy ManagerAlbertsons Cos./Shaw's Star Market
SherylSalazarProduce Assistant Sales ManagerAlbertsons Cos./SoCal Division
JanetBishop RowanSouthern Division Bakery Sales ManagerAlbertsons Cos./Southern Division
JulieSpierDirector-Pharmacy Operations-Southern DivisionAlbertsons Cos./Southern Division
MahaEldabajaCenter Store Operations SpecialistAlbertsons Cos./Southern Division
KatherineChinSourcing DirectorAlbertsons Cos./Supply Chain
RosieConnollyHuman Resource ManagerAlbertsons Cos./Supply Chain
HeatherStandiferCategory Manager IIAssociated Wholesale Grocers
MeaghanTetreaultEmployee Services SpecialistBig Y Foods Inc.
RobinLeatherwoodTechnical Services ManagerBlount Fine Foods
DamarisHernandezManager, Customer ServiceC&S Wholesale Grocers
DanielleMcBreairtyManager, S&OP/Demand PlanningC&S Wholesale Grocers
DeborahBaileySenior Manager, Customer ServiceC&S Wholesale Grocers
GailSomersSenior Director, Chain SalesC&S Wholesale Grocers
HeatherSavantDirector, Human ResourcesC&S Wholesale Grocers
RisaJenkinsSenior Category ManagerC&S Wholesale Grocers
CrystalGonzalesDirector, MerchandisingC&S Wholesale Grocers/Grocers Supply
DannaCoxDirector, Customer Development IICoca-Cola Co. Bottling Consolidated
MeghanPennellSenior Director, Customer DevelopmentCoca-Cola Co. Bottling Consolidated
SaraHerringDirector, Club ChannelCoca-Cola Co. Bottling Consolidated
TonyaPriceCustomer Development Director II-Publix Super MarketsCoca-Cola Co. Bottling Consolidated
ShariWagnerBusiness Account Manager, Kroger TeamCrossmark
StephanieClarkDirector of Client OperationsCrossmark
EmmaBryanSenior DirectorDaymon
HannahZippDirector of Client ServicesDaymon
LisaSt. GermainSenior ManagerDaymon
KristenBairdSenior Director, Analytics & InsightsDaymon/Interactions Marketing
Melinda WingSenior Manager, OperationsDaymon/Interactions Marketing
MistyFontaniniBusiness ManagerDaymon/Interactions Marketing
AnnetteTaylorDirector, Category ManagementDean Foods Co.
CrystalLaCourseTransportation Operations ManagerDelhaize America Distribution LLC
JennelleNystromHead of ProductFarmstead
BrandiLangfordHuman Resources Business PartnerFood Lion
JamieOsborneAssociate Creative DirectorFood Lion
LeslieAtkinsonDirector of Brand CommunicationsFood Lion
HannahWalkerSenior Director, Technology & Nutrition PolicyFood Marketing Institute
DebbieGustafsonSenior Application Manager (IS)Giant Eagle
TammyKampsulaDirector of BakeryGiant Eagle
AmyMcAllister-FlynnDistrict DirectorGiant Food
CynthiaVolkCategory ManagerGiant Food
Deanna L.Marion-WilsonDistrict DirectorGiant Food
KelliHallHR Business PartnerGiant Food
MelanieMnichManager, Digital & Loyalty StrategyGiant Food
DanaSherwoodDesign ManagerGiant/Martin's 
JenniferScottCategory ManagerGiant/Martin's 
KimTotaroFinance DirectorGiant/Martin's 
KimberlyO'HaraDeli/Bakery Field Merchandising SpecialistGiant/Martin's 
SummerMonnettCategory ManagerGiant/Martin's 
JanCaruthersTraining SupervisorHy-Vee Inc.
Mary BethHartDirector, State Government RelationsHy-Vee Inc.
MelissaVogelAssistant VP, Marketing ProjectsHy-Vee Inc.
CamilleBalfanzBrand ManagerLitehouse Inc.
DianaMoravitsDirector of Sales, San Antonio DivisionMaher Marketing
CynthiaCarbonaroTeam Leader, Market Asset ProtectionMeijer
EmilyHenaoDirector, Marketing Strategy, Campaign Planning & DevelopmentMeijer
KarenLangelandDivisional Merchandise Manager-Soft HomeMeijer
MelodyLangelandSenior Director, Application Managed ServicesMeijer
RobynAfrikDiversity & Inclusion ManagerMeijer
AmyBrondykeSpecialist, Interactive Sales & SupportPeapod LLC, An Ahold Delhaize USA Co.
AmintaPriceCustomer Manager Senior Director Costco, Frito-Lay North America DivisionPepsiCo
Elizabeth "Liz"GastineauKey Account Manager, Frito-Lay North America DivisionPepsiCo
HanaGoldenSenior Marketing ManagerPepsiCo
JyotiMujumudar Senior Category Advisor, Dollar General, Frito-Lay North America DivisionPepsiCo
KatieSchiavoneSenior Director Shopper Marketing-NAN & Gatorade, DX Shopper MarketingPepsiCo
KayleeNiestromKey Account Manager, Frito-Lay North America DivisionPepsiCo
StephanieKinneySC Ops Senior Manager PBCPepsiCo
StephanieRiveraSales Category Management Senior Manager NA Commercial Category LeadershipPepsiCo
AileenMusselmanSenior Account ExecutiveProcter & Gamble
ChristinaFullerCategory Development Senior Account ExecutiveProcter & Gamble
JenniferWilliamsMarketing Manager, Kroger TeamProcter & Gamble
LaJeannaJenningsGrocery Supply Chain Leader, Kroger TeamProcter & Gamble
MarieMataciaSenior Manager, Consumer & Market Knowledge, Publix & Grocery OmnichannelProcter & Gamble
Thu-HienRonasAssociate Director, Meijer, HEB and WegmansProcter & Gamble
LesleyDanielsDirector, Sales & Account DevelopmentProduce for Kids
AlexisForemanDirector of Employee RelationsRedner's Markets
AnneMorroneManager II LogisticsRetail Business Services, an Ahold Delhaize USA Company
ChristinaFranklinDirector of Space ManagementRouses Markets
DianneGravesAssistant General CounselSave-A-Lot Food Stores
KendraShawRegional Director-Florida EastSave-A-Lot Food Stores
MeganSiedlarczykDistrict ManagerSave-A-Lot Food Stores
GiselleRestrepoSenior Manager Consumer Insights & AnalyticsSchwan's Co.
JenniferHolmbergSenior Manager Product DevelopmentSchwan's Co.
AngelaMcKeandDirector of Strategic Growth Channels MarketingSchwan's Consumer Brands Inc.
JessicaLongshoreDirector of Field Sales StrategySchwan's Consumer Brands Inc.
MichelleDelamielleureDirector of Consumer Insights & AnalyticsSchwan's Consumer Brands Inc.
MelissaVan GheemHuman Resources DirectorSkogen's Festival Foods
TracyCleaves Front End Operations Senior DirectorSkogen's Festival Foods
AishiaKindigHuman Resource Manager, Supply ChainSmart & Final
AmandaCuellarCorporate Merchandising ManagerSmart & Final
KimCookGeneral Manager, Transportation & TrafficSmart & Final
MadelynBrooksHuman Resource Manager, Associate Relations & ComplianceSmart & Final
KatrinaPetersonCategory ManagerSoutheastern Grocers
AmyEllisPharmacy Services ManagerSpartanNash
CarlyeCordesConsumer Relations ManagerSpartanNash
CarrieQuigleyDirector of the Project Management OfficeSpartanNash
CassandraNinoGrocery Category ManagerSpartanNash
JanisHuffmanPharmacy Operations ManagerSpartanNash
KarenCalligaris-RodriguezPharmacy Procurement Manager & Pharmacy Warehouse ManagerSpartanNash
KenyaPhillipsMDV Division Inventory Control ManagerSpartanNash
KristieBohn-BermanReal Estate ManagerSpartanNash
LaurenMillsMarketing Analytics SupervisorSpartanNash
MaryBrunstingDirector of Network Systems EngineeringSpartanNash
SherryFerebeeMDV Division ControllerSpartanNash
TrishJonesMDV Division Customer Service ManagerSpartanNash
EvetteSmithGrocery Category ManagerSprouts Farmers Market
KateGibsonDirector of VitaminsSprouts Farmers Market
KelliWalterDairy Category ManagerSprouts Farmers Market
LauraRajchelHR Business Partner IIStop & Shop
MicheleMerchantCategory Manager DairyStop & Shop
SheilaWaltonHuman Resources Business PartnerStop & Shop
BrandyDressenSenior ManagerSupervalu
KelleyWedekingDirector, HR Project Management & Org DevelopmentSupervalu
KellieWalkerSenior Category ManagerSupervalu
LizMichelettiManager-Retail IntegritySupervalu
LizPhamManager, Corporate CommunicationsSupervalu
MaryVander LeestManagerSupervalu
MelissaSaxSenior Director, Wholesale HR & Talent AcquisitionSupervalu
StacyBoulierCompensation ManagerSupervalu
BrendaDolanShelf Management RepresentativeSupervalu/Eastern Region
NadineParrisSenior Manager, Sales & MarketingSupervalu/Professional Services
JillDaviesBusiness Integration LeadTarget
KristinKulpinskiCampaign ManagerTCC Global
MelissaPulliamDirector, U.S. Sales, CostcoThe Coca-Cola Co.
TaraRobbeDirector of Sales, Warehouse Juice-Walmart USThe Coca-Cola Co.
CharlotteEssDeli Bakery Sales ManagerThe Kroger Co./Atlanta
JenniferBarnettDistrict Meat & Seafood CoordinatorThe Kroger Co./Cincinnati/Dayton
MariaSt. GermainDivision Deli/Bakery MerchandiserThe Kroger Co./Cincinnati/Dayton
TerriCoffeyDivision Meat & Seafood MerchandiserThe Kroger Co./Cincinnati/Dayton
AprilMarkiewitzDistrict Human Resources ManagerThe Kroger Co./Columbus
DanielleGordonOperations SpecialistThe Kroger Co./Columbus
FeliciaDelkDivision Talent & Development ManagerThe Kroger Co./Dallas
RachelBookerGrocery Merchandising Sales ManagerThe Kroger Co./Delta
JadeHoeferDeli/Bakery CoordinatorThe Kroger Co./Dillons
MarcieWilesCustomer 1st ManagerThe Kroger Co./Dillons
InshirahMarchanDivision Talent & Development ManagerThe Kroger Co./Food 4 Less
KatieTaylorDivision Talent & Development ManagerThe Kroger Co./Fred Meyer
RhondaEtnireDistrict Human Resources ManagerThe Kroger Co./Fred Meyer
JanineWhelanDivision Producer MerchandiserThe Kroger Co./Fry's
AliciaPitoccoCollaborative Category Optimization ManagerThe Kroger Co./GO-Cost Management
AnneDiFilippoSenior Digital Marketing Manager, Corporate Digital MarketingThe Kroger Co./GO-Digital Marketing
RebekahManisDirector of Investor Relations (New Title)The Kroger Co./GO-Finance
RachelBrowneBusiness Owner Deli/BakeryThe Kroger Co./GO-Freshness & Standards
DanaThomasCategory Manager of Cosmetics & Nail CareThe Kroger Co./GO-HBC
KimHryhorchukHuman Resources ManagerThe Kroger Co./Houston
CynthiaLoganDistrict ManagerThe Kroger Co./Louisville
ReneKendrickDistrict Merchandising ManagerThe Kroger Co./Louisville
TracyMobleyPlant Manager, Cheese CCE-Center of Excellence LeaderThe Kroger Co./Manufacturing
AmandaPuckDirector of Strategic Brand DevelopmentThe Kroger Co./Mariano's
KendallThomasEcommerce SpecialistThe Kroger Co./Mariano's
MarciReynoldsClinical Sales ManagerThe Kroger Co./Nashville
LinhLeePharmacy MerchandiserThe Kroger Co./Ralphs
FrancineWilderFloral ManagerThe Kroger Co./Roundy's Wisconsin
AubrianaMartindaleDivision Corporate Affairs ManagerThe Kroger Co./Smith's
HarithaReddySenior Director, Business IntelligenceThe Kroger Co./VitaCost
KatyOlinskiManager, Regulatory, Nutrition & Scientific AffairsTopco Associates
JillianSiricaManager, Digital MarketingTops Markets LLC
KathleenAllenSenior Manager of Community RelationsTops Markets LLC
KathyRomanowskiPublic & Media Relations ManagerTops Markets LLC
KanikaSodhiTeam Leader, WakefernUnilever

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