Progressive Grocer Names Top Women in Grocery 2018: Senior-Level Executives


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

2018 Top Women in Grocery: Senior-Level Executives


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 Senior-Level Executives category.

  • 2018 Top Women in Grocery: Senior-Level Executives
Kathy Caldwell EVP, Client Development Acosta
Maura DiMarco VP/Team Leader Acosta
Shannon Hodock SVP, Client Development Acosta
Shannon Pennington SVP, General Manager Acosta
Jill Griffin President, Advantage Marketing Partners Advantage Solutions
Bonnie Reinke Senior Director, Client Team Services Advantage Solutions/Advantage Marketing Partners
Katelyn Nadeau VP, Client Success & Delivery Advantage Solutions/Advantage Media Solutions
Kim Riedell SVP Advantage Solutions/Advantage Media Solutions
Kim Hsieh VP Strategy & Integration Advantage Solutions/Advantage Retail Experiential
Ellie Taylor President Alabama Grocers Association
Cathy Lord VP Corporate Human Resources Albertsons Cos./Corporate
Colleen Wortham VP Operations Albertsons Cos./Corporate
Peggy Jones VP Human Resources Albertsons Cos./Corporate
Susan Morris EVP/COO Albertsons Cos./Corporate
Tami Tollefson VP GM/HBC Beauty Care Albertsons Cos./Corporate
Valerie D. Lewis Assistant VP & Assistant Secretary Albertsons Cos./Corporate
Elana Karp Culinary Co-founder & Chief Culinary Officer Albertsons Cos./Plated
Kelly Mullin VP Marketing & Merchandising Albertsons Cos./Portland Division
Michelle Larson SVP of Merchandising & Marketing Albertsons Cos./Southwest Division
Amanda Martinez Group VP, Corporate Procurement Albertsons Cos./Supply Chain
Cathy East VP, Corporate Procurement Meat/Seafood/Deli Albertsons Cos./Supply Chain
Jenny Marino Co-founder & Brand Strategist Angelic Bakehouse
Ana Middleton President & Chief Merchandising Officer Army Air Force Exchange Service
Terrie Baker VP/CFO Baker's IGA
Rachel Shemirani VP of Marketing Barons Market
Suzanne Arnott VP, Marketing Blackhawk Network
Sharon Brown Founder & CEO Bonafide Provisions
Kelly Sosa SVP/GM, Davidson Specialty Foods C&S Wholesale Grocers
Margot LaPointe VP, Corporate Projects C&S Wholesale Grocers
Heather McIntyre Froud VP of Global/Walmart Campbell Soup Co.
Karen Jobb VP of Sales Clif Bar & Co.
Sarah Ciccarello VP of Customer Strategy Clif Bar & Co.
Shannon Durham VP, Customer Management Coca-Cola Co. Bottling Consolidated
Amy Davis VP, General Manager Crossmark
Christine Gard VP Daymon
Kathleen Owen VP, Sales Daymon/CDS
Nicole LeMaire VP Daymon/Interactions Marketing
Marissa Jarratt SVP of Marketing, Innovation and R&D Dean Foods Co.
Kelly Vlahakis-Hanks President & CEO Earth Friendly Products
Kerry Farrell SVP, Sales Eversight Inc.
Roxanne Kanne-Roush VP-Training & Development Fareway Stores Inc.
Toni Mascaro VP, Meeting Services Food Marketing Institute
Simona Faroni Owner/President G.S. Gelato & Desserts Inc.
Angela McElwee President Gaia Herbs
Robin L. Anderson VP Human Resources Giant Food
Julie Morales VP Finance Giant/Martin's
Danielle Vogel Founder Glen's Garden Market
Rhonda DeMello Director Recruiting/FE Operations/Service Excellence Harris Teeter Supermarkets LLC
Megan Klein President & Co-founder Here
Kristi Magnuson Nelson President Hugo's Family Marketplace
Jessica Ringena VP, Innovation/Business Development Hy-Vee Inc.
Karen Boriskey VP, Human Resources/Employee Development Hy-Vee Inc.
Tina Potthoff VP, Communications Hy-Vee Inc.
Cheryl Pick Sommer Owner/President Kaune's Neighborhood Market
Kris Geier VP, Costco International Kellogg Co.
Amy Simeri McClellan SVP, Retail Martin's Super Markets Inc.
Annette Repasch Group VP-Merchandising Meijer
Stephanie Naito VP, Talent Management Meijer
Michelle Mock Director of Sales Development & Operations Nature Nate's
Jeanne Danubio EVP, U.S. Retail and Global Retail Product Leadership Nielsen
Marla Daudelin SVP of Sales, South Central Region, Frito-Lay North America Division PepsiCo
Shirin Odar Region VP NAB/PBC PepsiCo
Julie Jones General Manager Grocery & Home Improvement (Position Equivalent to VP) Procter & Gamble
Julie Gerdes VP of Product Management Quotient Technology Inc.
Nicky Jackson Founder & CEO RangeMe - An ECRM Company
Jacqueline Ross VP, Private Brands Innovation Retail Business Services, an Ahold Delhaize USA Company
Kim Lyda SVP, Legal Retail Business Services, an Ahold Delhaize USA Company
Libby Christman VP, Risk Management & Safety Retail Business Services, an Ahold Delhaize USA Company
Katlin Smith Founder & CEO Simple Mills
Yvonne Trupiano EVP, Chief Human Resources and Corporate Affairs & Communications Officer SpartanNash
Anne Dament EVP, Retail, Marketing & Private Brands Supervalu
Nancy Superchi VP, HR Shared Services Supervalu
Sarah Louden CHRO/HR VP Supervalu
Melody Richard Chief Strategy Officer, Suja The Coca-Cola Co.
Chris Albi VP of Operations The Kroger Co./Fred Meyer
Anne Maness Director, Digital Site Experience, Corporate Digital Marketing The Kroger Co./GO-Digital Marketing
Kate Ward President, Kroger Personal Finance (New Title) The Kroger Co./GO-Finance
Christina Groth VP of General Merchandise, HBC & Nonfoods The Kroger Co./GO-HBC & Nonfoods
Liz Llamas VP of Human Resources Vallarta Supermarkets
Jan Gee President/CEO Washington Food Industry Association
Rebecca Remley CEO Wedderspoon Organic
Shelley Cade VP Marketing Willert Home Products
Susan Guerin President and CEO World Finer Foods

2018 Top Women in Grocery: Senior-Level Executives

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