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    PG Names 2011 Top Women in Grocery Winners

    Recipients will be feted at gala celebration

    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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