2013 Winners


Advantage Sales & Marketing Andrea Young President, Experiential Marketing, IN Marketing Services
Advantage Sales & Marketing Jill Griffin President, IN Marketing Services
Advantage Sales & Marketing Lisa Klauser President, Integrated Marketing Services, Consumer and Shopper Marketing
Advantage Sales & Marketing Melissa Oesterreich VP, Client Services
Advantage Sales & Marketing Tania King VP, General Counsel
Advantage Sales & Marketing Tanya Domier CEO
Ahold USA Andrea Eldridge VP, Associate Engagement & Development
Ahold USA/Stop & Shop-New England Gail Scavetta VP of Division Human Resources
Ahold USA Rebecca B. Kane VP, Customer Specific and Brand Management
Ahold USA/Stop & Shop-NY Metro Stacy Wiggins Regional VP, Operations
Ahold USA Stephanie Plaines VP, Business Planning and Performance
Atkins Nutritionals Inc. Ronda Aurand Regional VP --West
Atlantic Supermarket Lynna Truong VP
Bi-Lo/Winn-Dixie Karena Niblett Regional VP
Bi-Lo/Winn-Dixie Anita Dahlstrom SVP of Human Resources
Bi-Lo/Winn-Dixie Stacey Couch VP of Meat and Seafood
Bronson's Super Valu Inc. Kimberly Kessler Owner
Buehler's Fresh Foods Becky Foster VP of Construction and Maintenance
California Avocado Commission Jan DeLyser VP of Marketing
Campbell Soup Co. Irene Chang Britt Pres., Pepperidge Farm; SVP, Global Baking & Snacking, Campbell Soup Co.
CommonKindness Inc. Sarah Schloemer Co-founder and President
Crossmark Christine Mefford SVP/CEO, Crossmark Retail Technologies
Crossmark Sheila Gamble SVP of Client Services
Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA) Joyce B. Chandler Chief of Perishable Division
Emilia Personal Care Renee Barch-Niles President and GM
Food Marketing Institute Susan T. Borra SVP of Communications
Gordys Market Jenna Schafer VP Technology
Hy-Vee Donna Tweeten VP, Brand Image
Hy-Vee Laura Fulton President, Perishable Distributors of Iowa; VP, Hy-Vee Inc.
Hy-Vee Linda Sharp EVP, Secretary & Treasurer, Perishable Distributors of Iowa
Hy-Vee Paula Correy Chief Customer Officer, SVP
Kroger/Southwest Div. Brenda Lightfoot Director of Retail Operations
Kroger Carin Fike Director and Assistant Treasurer
Kroger Denise Osterhues Director, Associate Communications
Kroger Erin Sharp SVP, Manufacturing Operations
Kroger Kathleen Barclay SVP, Human Resources
Kroger/QFC Div. Lisa Chenney VP of Operations
Kroger Lisa Holsclaw Corporate VP of HBC/GM and Pharmacy
Kroger Martha Sarra VP and Chief Compliance Officer, Corporate Law
Kroger/Cincinnati/Dayton Div. Sukanya Madlinger Division President
Kroger Susan Ramsay Dir., Creative Services, Customer Comm. & Mktg Dept.
Kuhn's Quality Foods Jodi Zema Treasurer
McCain Foods USA Peggy Davies VP Vegetable Business Unit and Industrial Sales
Navigator Sales & Marketing Subriana Pierce Managing Partner
Newport Avenue Market Deborah Dory Director
Pinnacle Foods Sally Genster Robling EVP, Pinnacle Foods and Pres. of the Birds Eye Frozen Div.
Safeway Barbara Walker SVP, Consumer Communications and Integrated Marketing
Safeway Carrie Rasmussen VP, IT, Customer Service and Support
Safeway Cathy Lord VP, Compensation and Relocation
Safeway Deb Fifles VP, Consumer and Shopper Insights
Safeway Diane Dietz EVP and CMO
Safeway Elizabeth Shoemaker VP, Integrated Marketing
Safeway Jewel Hunt Group VP, Pharmacy Health and Wellness
Safeway Kristen Heiden VP, Labor Relations, Collectively Bargained Benefits
Safeway Larree Renda EVP, Chair of The Safeway Foundation
Safeway Laura Peters VP Retail Operations, Vons
Safeway Leslie Nelson VP of Finance and CFO, Texas Division
Safeway Lori Raya President of Vons
Safeway Melissa Plaisance SVP, Finance and Investor Relations/Executive Officer
Safeway Michele Silva VP, Human Resources
Safeway Monica McCombs VP, Supply Chain Operations
Safeway Nancy Cota VP, Consumer Brands, Innovation
Safeway Shawn Lovering VP, Business and Development, Safeway Health
Safeway Toby Noiles SVP of Merchandising-Beverages, Snacks, Main Meal and Meals and Ingredients
Safeway Tonya Herring VP, Category Development Consumer Brands
Sendik's Food Markets Debbie Benning CFO
Smart & Final Rosie Squieri VP of Operations Support
Smart & Final Diana Godfrey Group VP of Sales and Marketing
Spartan Stores Jeanne Norcross VP, Corporate Affairs
Supervalu Bekah Swan VP, Deli and Bakery
Supervalu Janel Haugarth EVP and Pres. of Independent Business & Supply Chain Svcs
Supervalu Karla Robertson VP, Law, Employment, Compensation and Benefits
Supervalu Kimberly Myrdahl VP, Litigation, Regulatory and Compliance
Supervalu Michele Murphy EVP, Human Resources and Corporate Communications
Supervalu/Shoppers Food & Pharmacy Michelle "Micky" Nye VP of Banner Operations
Supervalu Patty Fishman VP, Merchandising
Supervalu Shawn Moren VP, Human Resources
Tops Markets LLC Cathy Shifflett VP, Center Store Merchandising and Marketing
Tops Markets LLC Diane Colgan VP, Sales & Marketing
Unified Grocers Christine Neal SVP, Finance and Treasurer
Whole Foods Market Kathy Loftus Global Leader of Sustainable Engineering and Energy Mgmt
Wisdom Natural Brands Carol May President


Acme Markets Inc. Mary Washinko Deli Sales and Merchandising Manager
Advantage Sales & Marketing Melinda Kellams Client Team Leader
Ahold USA/Stop & Shop-New England Allison Goldstein Director of Human Resources
Ahold USA/Stop & Shop-New England Catherine Moses Manager of Customer Service
Ahold USA/Stop & Shop-New England Christine Aziz District Director
Ahold USA Christine Nickerson Director, Labor Law
Ahold USA/Giant-Landover Gayle Shields Director of Pharmacy Operations
Ahold USA Joél Johnston Senior Director Compliance
Ahold USA/Stop & Shop-NY Metro Katy Mitrani Human Resources Manager
Ahold USA Kimberly Cannon Director Internal Communications
Ahold USA/Stop & Shop-NY Metro Stefanie Cain District Director
Ahold USA/Giant-Carlisle Susan Eveland Customer Service Director
Ahold USA/Stop & Shop- New England Susan Sanville Director of Human Resources/Labor Relations
Ahold USA Taunya Williams-Garrett Senior Director Corporate Human Resources
Ahold USA Wendy Maclay Senior Director, Merchandising Services
Albertsons Kristin Sutton Front End and Guest Satisfaction Manager
Atkins Nutritionals Inc. Candice St. Pierre Southeast Region Manager
Balducci's Holdings LLC Jennifer Keane Human Resources Manager
Bi-Lo/Winn-Dixie Angela Gordon-Somers Distribution Center Manager
Bi-Lo/Winn-Dixie Jennifer Short Regional Sales Manager
Brookshire Grocery Co. Pam Rains National Sales and Marketing Director for BCG Mfg Div.
Crossmark Cristy Scott Director of Management Talent
Crossmark Julia Hunt Division Manager
Crossmark Kallie Millar Director of Field Operations
Crossmark Lisa Hazen Senior Director of Human Resources
Crossmark Sue Sedberry Senior Director, Business Insights
Emilia Personal Care Inbar Feller Director of New Business Development
General Mills Jennifer Jorgensen Business Unit Director
General Mills K.C. Danzansky Trade Marketing Director, Mill City Division
Gerland Corp. Gloria Bray POS Auditor/Trainer
Giant Eagle Amy Allison Category Manager
Giant Eagle Cecilia Ottenweller C-store Specialist
Giant Eagle Corinne Deasy Floral Director
Giant Eagle Denise Dolgos Senior Mgr, In-store Communications & Print Procurement
Giant Eagle Karen Andelmo Energy and Regulatory Affairs Coordinator
Hy-Vee Brooke Barnes Director, Restaurant Development
Hy-Vee Lindsay Knoop Assistant Director, Financial Reporting
Hy-Vee Noreen Otto Director, State Government Relations
Hy-Vee Ruth Comer Assistant VP, Media Relations
Hy-Vee Sara Canady Director, Brand Image
Kings Food Markets Karen Roche Director of Digital and Loyalty Marketing
Kroger Amy Stevens Senior Manager, Logistics
Kroger/Fry's Angie Herman District Manager
Kroger Bettina Hall Grocery Sales Manager
Kroger/Dillons Christy Greenway District Manager
Kroger/Fred Meyer Stores Cynthia Malen District Manager
Kroger/King Soopers Div. Danna Edwards District Coordinator
Kroger Dawn Gilmore Senior Manager of Talent Development
Kroger/Ralphs Elizabeth "Liz" Wilson Merchandiser Service Deli and Bakery
Kroger Janet Ausdenmoore Manager, Corporate Cause Marketing, Philanthropy and The Kroger Co. Foundation
Kroger/Southwest Div. Janice Walker District Manager
Kroger/Mid-South Div. Joella Comstock Winning in Each Store Deep Dive Division Coordinator
Kroger/Atlanta Div. Karen Shanks Division CFO
Kroger/Columbus Div. Kathy Wagenknecht Talent Manager
Kroger Laura Raney Mgr of Pharmacy Regulatory Compliance & Gov. Relations
Kroger/Food4Less Leticia Trinidad Multicultural Specialist
Kroger Lisa Byrd IS&S/Solutions Delivery Manager 3
Kroger Lisa McQueary Senior Manager of Enterprise Labor Scheduling
Kroger/Cincinnati/Dayton Div. Mary Ann Bokenkotter Grocery Merchandiser
Kroger/Southwest Div. Mary Baugher Drug GM Merchandiser
Kroger Natalie Collier General Manager, Tara Foods
Kroger Rana Schiff Senior Risk & AML Compliance Manager
Kroger Rocio Indacochea Hispanic Category Manager
Kroger Rose Mary "Rosie" Meyer Manager-Strategic Sourcing & Procurement
Kroger Sally Ray District Manager
Kroger Sara Shelton Head of Money Services, Kroger Personal Finance
Kroger/Columbus Div. Staci Thompson-Hock Drug/GM Merchandiser
Kroger Stephanie Herbert Senior Category Manager
PepsiCo Jennifer Autry Director of Sales-Kroger
PepsiCo Karen B. Durfee Director, Space Management-Kroger
PepsiCo Lisa Christianson Senior Director Strategy and Insights-Kroger
PepsiCo Michelle Bellah Director-Chilled Juices and Drinks-PepsiCo
PepsiCo Toby Johnson Senior Director of Sales
Publix Super Markets Inc. Jane Pixley Bakery Business Development Director
Publix Super Markets Inc. Shelly Carroll Business Development Director of Meals
Publix Super Markets Inc. Skyla Lowe Retail Improvement Specialist
Smart & Final Barbara Van Dine Director of Training and Development
Smart & Final Clare Cruz Regional Human Resources Manager
Smart & Final Janet Ray Senior Counsel
Smart & Final Karen Lobue Director of Pricing and Data Integrity
Smart & Final Kassandra Garibay Category Manager
Smart & Final Katie Markofski Category Manager
Spartan Stores Deb Thurston Manager, Computer Support Center
Spartan Stores Karen Bakewell GM/HBC Merchandising Director
Spartan Stores Marti Hitchings Marketing Manager
Spartan Stores Tammy Hurley Corporate Accounting and Analysis Director
Sprouts Farmers Market Lauren Rosenblum Communications Manager
Supervalu Lisa Echard General Manager, Distribution Center
Tops Markets LLC Carol Gilgunn Category Manager, Health Beauty & Wellness
Tops Markets LLC Charlene Craven District Manager
Tops Markets LLC Janet Perc Director of Remarkable Customer Service
Tops Markets LLC Katie McKenna Manager of Communications and Public Relations
Tops Markets LLC Kristine Wydro Director, Human Resources
Tops Markets LLC Susan Durfee Category Manager Dairy/Frozen Foods
Unified Grocers Marie Lopez Director, Consumer Insights
Unified Grocers Staci Webber Director, Distribution, Seattle


Acme Markets Inc. Kim Trincia Store Director, Store #7828, Hockessin, Del.
Ahold USA/Giant-Landover Brandi Petway Store Manager, Store #316, Greenbelt, Md.
Ahold USA/Stop & Shop-New England Joni Martino Store Manager, Store #787 Northampton, Mass.
Ahold USA/Stop & Shop-New England Karen Lima Store Manager, Store #2607, Stonington, Conn.
Ahold USA/Stop & Shop-New England Kimberly Cordeiro Store Manager, Store #444, Whitman, Mass.
Ahold USA/Stop & Shop-New England Margaret Pelser Store Manager, Store #96, Woburn, Mass.
Ahold USA/Stop & Shop-New England Mary McEvoy Store Manager, Store #442, Edgartown, Mass.
Ahold USA/Giant-Carlisle Michelle Rex Store Manager Store #6457, Trexlertown, Pa.
Ahold USA/Giant-Landover Monica Mazzini Store Manager Level 2, Store #799, Leesburg, Va.
Ahold USA/Giant-Landover Sonya Brown Store Manager, Store #373, District Heights, Md.
Albertsons/Supervalu Kathi Swift Store Director #156, Boise, Idaho
Bi-Lo/Winn-Dixie Nicole Barrow Store Director #711, Spring Hill, Fla.
Bi-Lo/Winn-Dixie Tammy Outlaw Store Director #110, Leesburg, Ga.
Bi-Lo/Winn-Dixie Tina West Store Director #526, Northport, Ala.
Brookshire Grocery Co. Courtney Hunter Store Director, Store #136, Bowie, Texas
Food Lion Georgia Habit Store Manager, Store #2203, Charlotte, N.C.
Giant Eagle/Market District Dana Gress Store Leader, Store #47, Pittsburgh
Giant Eagle Pati Gastaldo Store Leader, Store #4133, Middlefield, Ohio
Giant Eagle Renee Dawson-Pilat Store Leader, Store #6381, Willoughby, Ohio
Giant Eagle Shelly Ferrier Senior Store Leader, Store #4601, Wadsworth, Ohio
Gordy’s County Market Jeri Maher Store Manager, Chippewa Falls, Wis.
Hy-Vee Debra Riedel Store Director, Store #1, Sioux Falls, S.D.
Hy-Vee Ginny Ward Store Director, Store #2, Omaha, Neb.
Hy-Vee Jennifer Knesel Store Director, Winona, Minn.
Hy-Vee Susan Jones Store Director, Shawnee Kan.
Hy-Vee Suzi Sundholm Store Director, Store #3, Davenport, Iowa
Hy-Vee Tonia Petterson Store Director, Humboldt, Iowa
Kessler's Sandy Kraft Store Director, Aberdeen, S.D.
Kroger/Southwest Div. Bobbie Marshall Store Manager, Store #520, Arlington, Texas
Kroger/Mid-South Div. Christi Hodge Store Manager, Store #544, Clarksville, Tenn.
Kroger/Southwest Div. Deborah Hilton Store Manager, Store #343, Pearland, Texas
Kroger/QFC Div. Lisa Scholl Store Manager, Store #857, Mountlake Terrace, Wash.
Kroger/Atlanta Div. Marty Irwin Store Manager, Store #525, Knoxville, Tenn.
Kroger/City Market Div. Misty Herman Store Manager, Store #440, Montrose, Colo.
Kroger/Cincinnati/Dayton Div. Tami Stargel Store Manager, Store #901, Erlanger, Ky.
Publix Super Markets Inc. Bernadette Viens Store Manager, Store #541, Atlanta
Publix Super Markets Inc. Bobbi Jean Sherry Store Manager, Store #123, Nashville, Tenn.
Publix Super Markets Inc. Christiana Nelson Store Manager, Store #386, Clearwater, Fla.
Publix Super Markets Inc. Denise Murray Store Manager, Store #752, Lithonia, Ga.
Publix Super Markets Inc. Heather Strickland Store Manager, Store #662, Orlando, Fla.
Publix Super Markets Inc. Kimberly Koennemann Store Manager, Store #266, Punta Gorda, Fla.
Publix Super Markets Inc. Michelle Nygren Store Manager, Store #1383, Lexington, S.C.
Publix Super Markets Inc.  Natalie Diel Store Manager, Store #383, South Walton Beach, Fla.
Publix Super Markets Inc. Stacie Bradham Store Manager, Store #1324, Tampa, Fla.
Publix Super Markets Inc. Talla McGahee Store Manager, Store #1006, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
Save-A-Lot Erin Pichee Store Manager, Store #407, Alton, Ill.
Smart & Final Kelly Conner Store Manager, Store #526, San Rafael, Calif.
Smart & Final Toni Munkres Store Manager, Store #525, Moorpark, Calif.
Spartan Stores/VG’s Grocery Lisa Landis Store Director, Davison, Mich.
Supervalu/Jewel-Osco Cary Saladino Store Director, Store #3502, Woodstock, Ill.
Supervalu/Jewel-Osco Rosemary Castillo Store Director, Store #3154, Countryside, Ill.
Tops Markets LLC Kristin Goetz Store Manager, Store #224, Williamsville, N.Y.
Tops Markets LLC Laura Charron Store Manager, Store #415, Henrietta, N.Y.
Tops Markets LLC Lori Farmer Store Manager, Store #38, Wrights Corners, N.Y.
Tops Markets LLC Melissa Dillon Store Manager, Store #403, Gates, N.Y.
Tops Markets LLC Patty Bianco Store Manager, Store #119, Grand Island, N.Y.







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