2012 Inductees

Nancy Alibrando
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Nancy Alibrando

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Nancy Alibrando has worked with Wakefern Food Corp. for over 40 years. Her position within the company at the time of publication was Business Manager in the Wholesale Division. read more…
Frances Allen
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Frances Allen

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Frances Allen has worked with Denny’s for over 1.5 years. Her position within the company at the time of publication was Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer. read more…
Joanne Barnes
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Joanne Barnes

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Joanne Barnes has worked with Dunkin Brands Inc. for over 2.5 years. Her current position within the company is Director, Talent Acquisition.  read more…
Cindi Bigelow
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Cindi Bigelow

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Cindi Bigelow has worked with Bigelow Tea for over 26 years. Her current position within the company at the time of publication was President.   read more…
Azita Bina-Seibel
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Azita Bina-Seibel

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Azita Bina-Seibel has worked with BiNA Family Hospitality for over 16 years. Her current positions at the time of publication were Executive Chef & Co-owner of Bin 26 Enoteca & Lala Rokh and Co-owner of BiNA osteria & alimentari.   read more…
Amy Breault
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Amy Breault

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Amy Breault has worked with Sara Lee Corp. for over 12 years. Her position within the company at the time of publication was Northeast Director of Sales.   read more…
Barbara Brown
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Barbara Brown

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Barbara Brown has worked with Acosta Sales & Marketing for over six years. Her position within the company at the time of publication was Business Manager.   read more…
Cindy Caldwell
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Cindy Caldwell

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Cindy Caldwell has worked with Associated Grocers of New England for over 24 years. Her position within the company at the time of publication was Controller for the Accounting, Credit and Retail Bookkeeping departments.   read more…
Linda Caron
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Linda Caron

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Linda Caron has worked with Associated Grocers of New England for over nine years. Her position within the company at the time of publication was Procurement Administrative Assistant.   read more…
Deb Colombo
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Deb Colombo

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Deb Colombo has worked with Acosta Sales & Marketing for over seven years. Her position within the company at the time of publication was Director of Client Services.   read more…
 Julie Cummings
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Julie Cummings

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Julie Cummings has worked with Ahold USA Retail for over 30 years. Her position within the company at the time of publication was Senior Director Program Management AUSA PMO.   read more…
Seena Cushman
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Seena Cushman

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Seena Cushman has worked with Coca-Cola Refreshments for over 13 years. Her position within the company at the time of publication was Vice President, Sales Operations Northeast.   read more…
Luconda Dager
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Luconda Dager

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Luconda Dager has worked with Velvet Ice Cream Co. for over 17 years. Her position within the company at the time of publication was President.   read more…
Lisa Delventhal
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Lisa Delventhal

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Lisa Delventhal has worked with Nestle Purina PetCare for over 15 years. Her position within the company at the time of publication was Category Development Manager.   read more…
Mary Beth DePersio
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Mary Beth DePersio

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Mary Beth DePersio has worked with World Finer Foods, Inc. for over 16 years. Her position within the company at the time of publication was Vice President of Marketing, Liberty Richter Division.   read more…
Molly Devanney
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Molly Devanney

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Molly Devanney has worked with Highland Park Markets for over seven years. Her position within the company at the time of publication was Vice President of Public Relations.   read more…
Carol deWitt
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Carol deWitt

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has worked with BI-LO for over 29 years. Her position within the company at the time of publication was CIO/Vice President of Information Technology.   read more…
Cathy Dilts
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Cathy Dilts

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Cathy Dilts has worked with C&S Wholesale Grocers for over two years. Her position within the company at the time of publication was HR Manager.   read more…
Wendie DiMatteo Holsinger
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Wendie DiMatteo Holsinger

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Wendie DiMatteo Holsinger has worked with ASK Foods, Inc. for over 25 years. Her position within the company at the time of publication was Chief Executive Officer/company owner.   read more…
Lisa Fecera
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Lisa Fecera

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Lisa Fecera has worked with Blount Fine Foods for over six years. Her position within the company at the time of publication was Director of Retail Sales.   read more…
Karen Fernald
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Karen Fernald

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Karen Fernald has worked with Delhaize America, Food Lion Banner for over 13 years. Her position within the company at the time of publication was Senior Vice President, Brand Strategy and Marketing, Food Lion.   read more…
Nubia ‘Bea’ Fuentes
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Nubia ‘Bea’ Fuentes

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Nubia ‘Bea’ Fuentes has worked with Pure Coffee Brand, Pure Coffee International for over 17 years. Her position within the company at the time of publication was vice president and co-founder.   read more…
Laura Fulton
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Laura Fulton

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Laura Fulton has worked with Hy-Vee, Inc. for over 30 years. Her position within the company at the time of publication was Assistant Vice President, Operations – East Central District.   read more…
Beverly A. Grant
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Beverly A. Grant

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Beverly A. Grant has worked with The Procter & Gamble Co. for over 25 years. Her position within the company at the time of publication was General Manager and Vice President, Customer Business Development, North America Grocery Channel.   read more…
Heidi Greenwald
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Heidi Greenwald

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Heidi Greenwald has worked with Shaw’s Supermarkets for over 26 years. Her position within the company at the time of publication was Local Marketing Lead.   read more…
Lisa Henriksen
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Lisa Henriksen

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Lisa Henriksen has worked with Giant Eagle, Inc. for over three years. Her position within the company at the time of publication was Senior Vice President of Marketing & Own Brands.   read more…
Heidi Huff
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Heidi Huff

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Heidi Huff has worked with IGA, USA for over 3.5 years. Her position within the company at the time of publication was Manager of Marketing and Retail Programs.   read more…
Vickie Irish
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Vickie Irish

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Vickie Irish has worked with Shari’s Restaurant Group for over 30 years. Her position within the company at the time of publication was Vice President of Training and Human Resources.   read more…
Kendra Kannally
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Kendra Kannally

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Kendra Kannally has worked with Stop & Shop Supermarket Co. for over 25 years. Her position within the company at the time of publication was VP and Division Controller, New England Division.   read more…
Robin Kay
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Robin Kay

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Robin Kay has worked with Green Mountain Coffee Roasters for over three years years. Her position within the company at the time of publication was Director of Trade Marketing.   read more…
Michelle J. Keating
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Michelle J. Keating

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Michelle J. Keating has worked with Alder Foods, Inc. for over 13 years. Her position within the company at the time of publication was President/CEO/Owner.   read more…
Diane Kennedy
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Diane Kennedy

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Diane Kennedy has worked with Kraft Foods for over 32 years. Her position within the company at the time of publication was Customer Category Manager of Kraft Beverage and Grocery.   read more…
Patty King
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Patty King

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Patty King has worked with Ahold USA for over 25 years. Her position within the company at the time of publication was Senior Vice President, Controller.   read more…
Lisa Klauser
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Lisa Klauser

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Lisa Klauser has worked with Unilever for over 19 years. Her position within the company at the time of publication was VP Consumer & Customer Solutions and VP Marketing Operations.   read more…
Kathy Kuzava
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Kathy Kuzava

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Kathy Kuzava has worked with the Georgia Food Industry Association for over 24 years. Her position within the company at the time of publication was President.   read more…
Linda Lussier
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Linda Lussier

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Linda Lussier has worked with ShopRite Supermarkets, Inc. for over 37 years. Her position within the company at the time of publication was Director of Human Resources and Labor Relations.   read more…
Paula Maloof
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Paula Maloof

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has worked with Advantage Sales & Marketing for over 14 years. Her position within the company at the time of publication was Customer Team Leader – Non Foods.   read more…
Robin McNamara
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Robin McNamara

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Robin McNamara has worked with Bros Supermarkets for over 36 years. Her position within the company at the time of publication was Director of Specialty Foods.   read more…
Kerry Merchant
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Kerry Merchant

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Kerry Merchant has worked with Acosta Sales and Marketing for over 8.5 years. Her position within the company at the time of publication was Business Manager and Director of Leadership Development Program Marlboro.   read more…
Heather Thompson Paquette
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Heather Thompson Paquette

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Heather Thompson Paquette has worked with Hannaford Supermarkets, Delhaize America for over 12 years. Her position within the company at the time of publication was Vice President, Retail Operations, Eastern Division.   read more…
Hope Patterson
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Hope Patterson

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Hope Patterson has worked with Bozzuto’s Inc. for over 30 years. Her position within the company at the time of publication was Director, Customer Service.   read more…
Tracy Pawelski
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Tracy Pawelski

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Tracy Pawelski has worked with Ahold USA for over seven years. Her position within the company at the time of publication was VP, External Communications and Community Relations.  read more…
Ann Raider
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Ann Raider

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Ann Raider has worked with inStream Media for over four years. Her position within the company at the time of publication was President and CEO.   read more…
Laura Reynolds
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Laura Reynolds

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Laura Reynolds has worked with Acosta Sales and Marketing for over 15 years. Her position within the company at the time of publication was President and Client Team Leader.   read more…
Debbie Rookstool
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Debbie Rookstool

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Debbie Rookstool has worked with Safeway Inc. for over 34 years. Her position within the company at the time of publication was Director, Learning and Leadership Development.   read more…
Amy Roy
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Amy Roy

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Amy Roy has worked with The King Arthur Flour Company. Her position within the company at the time of publication was Brand Research and Consumer Insights Analyst.   read more…
Gail Scavetta
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Gail Scavetta

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Gail Scavetta has worked with Stop & Shop, New England Division of Ahold USA for over 23 years. Her position within the company at the time of publication was VP of Human Resources/Labor Relations, New England Division.   read more…
Marygrace Sexton
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Marygrace Sexton

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Marygrace Sexton has worked with Natalie’s Orchid Island Juice Co. for over 22 years. Her position within the company at the time of publication was Chief Executive Officer.   read more…
Cathy Shifflett
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Cathy Shifflett

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Cathy Shifflett has worked with Tops Markets for over 1.5 years. Her position within the company at the time of publication was Vice President of Center Store Sales And Marketing.   read more…
Suzanne Staples
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Suzanne Staples

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Suzanne Staples has worked with Trimark United East for over 22 years. Her position within the company at the time of publication was Director of Design.   read more…
Ellen Story
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Ellen Story

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Ellen Story has worked with Stew Leonard’s for over 26 years. Her position within the company at the time of publication was Director of Management Development.   read more…
Caroline Tippett
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Caroline Tippett

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Caroline Tippett has worked with Phillips Foods & Seafood Restaurants, Inc. for over 4.5 years. Her position within the company at the time of publication was VP- Marketing & Strategic Development.   read more…
Jennifer Weerheim
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Jennifer Weerheim

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Jennifer Weerheim has worked with Yard House USA, Inc. for over Eight years. Her position within the company at the time of publication was Vice President, Marketing.   read more…
Tonie Michel Williams
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Tonie Michel Williams

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Tonie Michel Williams has worked with The J.M. Smucker Co. for over ten years. Her position within the company at the time of publication was Vice President of Marketing - Smucker's and Hungry Jack.   read more…