2013 Inductees

Jane Grote Abell
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Jane Grote Abell

Donatos Pizzeria LLC
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Jane Grote Abell has worked with Donatos Pizzeria LLC most of her career. Her current position within the company is Chairman of the Board and Owner. read more…
Jennifer Allen
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Jennifer Allen

Sysco Boston LLC
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Jennifer Allen has worked with Acosta for over six years. Her current position within the company is Multi Unit Sales Manager. read more…
Joy-Suzanne Almekies
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Joy-Suzanne Almekies

J. Polep Distribution Services
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has worked with J. Polep Distribution Services for over three years. Her current position within the company is Director of Food Services. read more…
Tracy Anthony
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Tracy Anthony

Clements Marketplace
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Tracy Anthony has worked with Clements Marketplace for over 30 years. Her current position within the company is General Manager. read more…
Amy Baldovin
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Amy Baldovin

New York Association of Convenience Stores (NYACS)
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Amy Baldovin has worked with the New York Association of Convenience Stores for over 11 years. Her current position within the company is Vice-President. read more…
Cindy Bay
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Cindy Bay

Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corp.
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Cindy Bay has worked with Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corp. for over four years. Her current position within the company is Senior Vice President of U.S. Franchises and Company Stores. read more…
Barbara Berger
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Barbara Berger

Food City Markets
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Barbara Berger has worked with Food City Markets for over 30 years. Her current position within the company is President and Owner. read more…
Claire Bishop
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Claire Bishop

C.A. Courtesy Demos & M3 Merchandising
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Claire Bishop has worked with C.A. Courtesy Demos & M3 Merchandising for over 26 years. Her current position within the company is President. read more…
Robin Blevins
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Robin Blevins

Metro Foods Ltd .
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Robin Blevins has worked with Metro Foods Ltd. for over 21 years. Her current position within the company is VP of Sales and Marketing. read more…
Mary Brown
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Mary Brown

Schwan’s Home Service, Inc.
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Mary Brown has worked with Schwan’s Home Service, Inc. for over 13 years. Her current position within the company is Vice President, Product & Innovation. read more…
Jane Bullinger
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Jane Bullinger

Nestlé Waters North America
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Jane Bullinger has worked with Nestlé Waters North America for over two years. Her current position within the company is National Sales Manager, Supermarket. read more…
Julie Capuzziello
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Julie Capuzziello

Acosta Sales & Marketing
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Julie Capuzziello has worked with Acosta for over 8.5 years. Her current position within the company is Business Manager. read more…
Ingrid Crane
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Ingrid Crane

Imperial Distributors, Inc.
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Ingrid Crane has worked with Imperial Distributors, Inc. for over eight years. Her current position within the company is Supervisor in N.Y. Metro / N.J. Servicing Stop & Shop.  read more…
Maura DiMarco
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Maura DiMarco

Acosta Sales & Marketing
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Maura DiMarco has worked with Acosta Sales & Marketing for over 13 years. Her current position within the company is Director of Client Development.  read more…
Linda Doherty
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Linda Doherty

New Jersey Food Council
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Linda Doherty has worked for the New Jersey Food Council for for over 20 years. Her current position within the company is President and Chief Executive Officer.  read more…
Lorie Donnelly
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Lorie Donnelly

Kettle Cuisine
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Lorrie Donnelly has worked with Kettle Cuisine for over 20 years. Her current position within the company is Director of Foodservice Sales.  read more…
Jennifer Durham
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Jennifer Durham

Checkers Drive In Restaurants, Inc.
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Jennifer Durham has worked with Checkers Drive In Restaurants, Inc. for over 11 years. Her current position within the company is V.P. of Franchise Development. read more…
Jodi Elliott
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Jodi Elliott

Nestle Waters North America
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Jodi Elliott has worked with Nestle Waters North America over 13 years. Her current position within the company is Director – Network Business Development. read more…
Dian Emerson
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Dian Emerson

Safeway Inc.
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Dian Emerson has worked with Safeway Inc. for over 19 years. Her current position within the company is Vice President Human Resources, Business Services and Diversity.  read more…
Ruth ‘Momma’ Dietz Eni
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Ruth ‘Momma’ Dietz Eni

Dietz & Watson
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Ruth ‘Momma’ Dietz Eni has worked with Dietz & Watson for over 70 years. Her current position within the company is Chairman and Chief Executive Momma.  read more…
Tracey Erickson
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Tracey Erickson

Certified Angus Beef LLC
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Tracey Erickson has worked with Certified Angus Beef LLC for over 20 years. Her current position within the company is Vice President, Marketing. read more…
Dagmar Farr
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Dagmar Farr

Food Marketing Institute
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Dagmar Farr has worked with Food Marketing Institute for over 32 years. Her current position within the company is Senior Vice President, Member Services and Corporate Secretary.  read more…
Mary Fleming
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Mary Fleming

Stavis Seafoods Inc.
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Mary Fleming has worked with Stavis Seafoods Inc. for over 28 years. Her current position within the company is Chief Financial Officer. read more…
Dolores Flink
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Dolores Flink

UNFI – United Natural Foods, Inc.
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Dolores Flink has worked with UNFI – United Natural Foods, Inc. for over 6 years. Her current position within the company is Director of Business Development. read more…
Jessica Gasser
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Jessica Gasser

Kings Super Markets, Inc.
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Jessica Gasser has worked with Kings Super Markets, Inc. for over 15 years. Her current position within the company is Vice President of HR and Labor Relations.  read more…
Jennifer Hatcher
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Jennifer Hatcher

Food Marketing Institute
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Jennifer Hatcher has worked with Food Marketing Institute for over 14 years. Her current position within the company is Senior Vice President, Government and Public Affairs.  read more…
Patricia (Pat) Houle
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Patricia (Pat) Houle

Bozzuto’s, Inc.
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Patricia (Pat) Houle has worked with Patricia (Pat) Houle Bozzuto’s, Inc. for over 45 years. Her current position within the company is Corporate Secretary. read more…
Lisa Ingram
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Lisa Ingram

White Castle System, Inc.
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Lisa Ingram has worked with White Castle System, Inc. for over 15 years. Her current position within the company is Chief Operating Officer, President, Restaurant Division.  read more…
Catherine Johnson
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Catherine Johnson

Walmart USA
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Catherine Johnson has worked with Walmart USA for over two years. Her current position within the company is Senior Buyer – Seafood. read more…
Tricia Johnson
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Tricia Johnson

Ahold USA-Stop & Shop Cos.
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Tricia Johnson has worked with Ahold USA-Stop & Shop Cos. for over 28 years. Her current position within the company is Ahold USA-Stop & Shop Cos. District Director.  read more…
Deborah Kaufman
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Deborah Kaufman

Imperial Distributors
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Deborah Kaufman has worked with Imperial Distributors for over three years. Her current position within the company is Vice President of Organizational Effectiveness.  read more…
Rhonda Levene
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Rhonda Levene

Daymon Worldwide
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Rhonda Levene has worked with Daymon Worldwide over a year. Her current position within the company is Chief Business and Financial Officer. read more…
Catherine Lindner
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Catherine Lindner

Sagres Consulting LLC
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Catherine Lindner works with Sagres Consulting LLC as Managing Principal. Prior to working for , Ms.Lindner spent the last 13 years at Walgreens in various marketing and merchandising leadership roles. read more…
Barbara Lyons
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Barbara Lyons

Advantage Sales & Marketing
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Barbara Lyons has worked with Advantage Sales & Marketing for over two-and-a-half years. Her current position within the company is Department Manager of HBC/GM. read more…
Suzanne Loughlin
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Suzanne Loughlin

Imperial Distributors, Inc.
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Suzanne Loughlin has worked with Imperial Distributors, Inc. for over two years. Her current position within the company is Director of Human Resources. read more…
Cheryl Macik
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Cheryl Macik

Wakefern Food Corp.
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Cheryl Macik has worked with Wakefern Food Corp. for over 31 years. Her current position within the company is Director of Consumer Affairs. read more…
O’dette Báez-Maldonado
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O’dette Báez-Maldonado

Imperial Distributors, Inc.
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O’dette Báez-Maldonado has worked with Imperial Distributors, Inc. for over Five years. Her current position within the company is Account Manager for Puerto Rico. read more…
RoseMary Martin
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RoseMary Martin

Acosta Sales & Marketing
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RoseMary Martin has worked with Acosta Sales & Marketing for over 13 years. Her current position within the company is Senior Business Manager for the HBC, Ahold Team. read more…
Andrea McKenna
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Andrea McKenna

Friendly Ice Cream Corp.
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Andrea McKenna has worked with Friendly Ice Cream Corp. six months. Her current position within the company is Executive Vice President/Chief Marketing Officer. read more…
Erin Mercolino
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Erin Mercolino

J. Polep Distribution Services
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Erin Mercolino has worked with J. Polep Distribution Services for over 5.5 years. Her current position within the company is Director of Specialty Foods Division. read more…
Teri Miller
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Teri Miller

Delhaize America
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Teri Miller has worked with Delhaize America for over 25 years. Her current position within the company is Produce Category Manager. read more…
Tracy Moore
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Tracy Moore

C & S Wholesale Grocers, Inc.
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Tracy Moore has worked with C & S Wholesale Grocers, Inc. for over 21 years. Her current position within the company is Senior Vice President of Merchandising/Marketing, Supply Chain/Trade Relations and Strategic Sourcing.   read more…
Allison Bolch Moran
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Allison Bolch Moran

RaceTrac
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Allison Bolch Moran has worked with RaceTrac for over 18 years. Her current position within the company is Chief Executive Officer.  read more…
Virginia Morris
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Virginia Morris

Daymon Worldwide
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Virginia Morris has worked with Daymon Worldwide for over 4.5 years. Her current position within the company is Vice President, Consumer Strategy & Insights. read more…
Melonie Nastanski
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Melonie Nastanski

Big Y Foods
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Melonie Nastanski has worked with Big Y Foods for over 23 years. Her current position within the company is Frozen Food Sales Manager. read more…
Keren Nimmo
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Keren Nimmo

Red Robin
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Keren Nimmo has worked with Red Robin for over five years. Her current position within the company is Director of Enterprise Program Management Office. read more…
Janet O’Connor
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Janet O’Connor

Roche Bros.
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Janet O’Connor has worked with Roche Bros. for over 43 years. Her current position within the company is Director of Community Relations. read more…
Christiane Paul
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Christiane Paul

Unilever
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Christiane Paul has worked with Unilever for over 16 years. Her current position within the company is Senior Marketing Director of US Spreads. read more…
Michele Pelletier
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Michele Pelletier

PERFORMANCE Foodservice – NorthCenter
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Michele Pelletier has worked with PERFORMANCE Foodservice – NorthCenter for over 14 years. Her current position within the company is Vice President Procurement & Marketing. read more…
Colleen Peloquin
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Colleen Peloquin

Imperial Distributors, Inc.
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Colleen Peloquin has worked with Imperial Distributors, Inc. for over 17 years. Her current position within the company is Vice President – Controller. read more…
Shelley Pedersen
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Shelley Pedersen

Affairs To Remember Caterers, Inc.
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Shelley Pedersen has worked with Affairs To Remember Caterers, Inc. for over four years. Her current position within the company is Director of First Impressions.  read more…
Marla Sferra-Pieton
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Marla Sferra-Pieton

Quaker Steak & Lube® Franchising Corp.
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Marla Sferra-Pieton has worked with Quaker Steak & Lube® Franchising Corp. for over eight years. Her current position within the company is Vice President of Marketing. read more…
M. Marnette Perry
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M. Marnette Perry

The Kroger Co.
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M. Marnette Perry has worked with The Kroger Co. for over 41 years. Her current position within the company is Senior Vice President of Strategic Initiatives and Operations. read more…
Jodi Pike
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Jodi Pike

Associated Grocers of New England
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Jodi Pike has worked with Associated Grocers of New England for over seven years. Her current position within the company is IT Programming Manager.  read more…
Catherine Polley
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Catherine Polley

Food Marketing Institute (FMI)
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Catherine Polley has worked with Food Marketing Institute (FMI) for over five-and-a-half years. Her current position within the company is Vice President, Health & Wellness and Executive Director, FMI Foundation. read more…
Kimberly Powers
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Kimberly Powers

Harris Teeter, Inc.
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Kimberly Powers has worked with Harris Teeter, Inc. for over seven years. Her current position within the company is Pharmacy Recruiter.   read more…
Maureen Ray
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Maureen Ray

CROSSMARK
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Maureen Ray has worked with CROSSMARK for over 20 years. Her current position within the company is Account Executive. read more…
Carol Reindel
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Carol Reindel

Daymon Worldwide
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Carol Reindel has worked with Daymon Worldwide for over five years. Her current position within the company is Vice President of Global Marketing and Branding. read more…
Robin Robison
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Robin Robison

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers
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Robin Robison has worked with Red Robin Gourmet Burgers for over a year. Her current position within the company is Director of Operations Services.  read more…
Maria Elena Ruisi
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Maria Elena Ruisi

Ahold USA
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Maria Elena Ruisi has worked with Ahold USA for over 22 years. Her current position within the company is Natural Foods Category Manager for Ahold USA. read more…
Renae Scott
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Renae Scott

Togo’s Sandwiches
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Renae Scott has worked with Togo’s Sandwiches for over four years. Her current position within the company is Vice President of Branding and Marketing. read more…
Gayle Shields
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Gayle Shields

Giant Food, Landover
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Gayle Shields has worked with Giant Food, Landover for over eight months. Her current position within the company is Director of Pharmacy Operations. read more…
Karen Sylvia Simmons
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Karen Sylvia Simmons

Shaw’s Supermarkets
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Karen Sylvia Simmons works with Shaw’s Supermarkets. Her current position within the company is Category Manager. read more…
Marisa Stoehr
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Marisa Stoehr

Kellogg’s
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Marisa Stoehr has worked with Kellogg’s for over 10 years. Her current position within the company is Senior Market Manager. read more…
Dawn Sweeney
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Dawn Sweeney

National Restaurant Assn.
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Dawn Sweeney has worked with the National Restaurant Assn. for over five years. Her current position within the company is President, CEO. read more…
Lauren Trainor
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Lauren Trainor

Acosta Sales & Marketing
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Lauren Trainor has worked with Acosta Sales & Marketing for over six-and-a-half years. Her current position within the company is Business Manager. read more…
Lisa Walsh
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Lisa Walsh

PepsiCo.
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Lisa Walsh has worked with PepsiCo. for over 14 years. Her current position within the company is Vice President of PepsiCo Sales. read more…
Jennifer Young-Watts
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Jennifer Young-Watts

Customer Vice President for Ahold/C&S
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Jennifer Young-Watts has worked with Kraft Foods for over 20 years. Her current position within the company is Customer Vice President for Ahold/C&S.  read more…
Robin Vogel
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Robin Vogel

Topco Associates, LLC
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Robin Vogel has worked with Acosta for over two years. Her current position within the company is SVP Center Store Procurement, Logistics and Member Services.  read more…