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C-Store Women Leadership Roundup for March 2024

Updates from Hy-Vee, Standard AI and WFF Change Makers Class of 2024
C-Store Women Leadership Roundup for March 2024
CSP Staff

Retailers

Supermarket, convenience-store and gasoline retailer Hy-Vee Inc. has named Jessica Hendrix as its executive vice president, chief marketing officer and president of Hy-Vee’s retail media network RedMedia. Hendrix brings nearly 25 years of experience in retail, shopper marketing and business development to the position.

Hy-Vee

From left, Jessica Hendrix, Kathryn Mazza and Britt Polihronis. Photographs courtesy of Hy-Vee

Kathryn Mazza and Britt Polihronis were also named to the leadership team at RedMedia. Mazza is now senior vice president and will oversee day-to-day operations of RedMedia. As vice president of operations for RedMedia, Polihronis  will translate media-led strategies into actionable insights for retail media clients.

  • Hy-Vee Inc. is No. 44 on CSP’s 2023 Top 202 list of U.S. convenience stores by store count.

West Des Moines, Iowa-based Hy-Vee operates more than more than 285 retail stores including more than 180 Hy-Vee Fast & Fresh locations throughout eight Midwestern states.

Suppliers

Technology provider Standard AI, San Francisco has named Angie Westbrock as its new CEO following her tenure as chief operating officer.

In her new role, Westbrock brings a background in operations and the CPG industry. Most recently, she served as the vice president of global operations at Lyft, which included acting as the lead for the company's global COVID task force.

“Over the past seven years, Standard AI has created some of the most advanced digital technology that maps physical spaces,” said Westbrock. “This breakthrough in technology provides a level of fidelity to store interactions that has never been possible until now and as CEO, I’m excited to work with our team to bring these insights to our customers.”

Associations

Restaurants, suppliers and other foodservice- related companies came to Dallas March 25-27 for the first in-person Women’s Foodservice Forum (WFF) Leadership Conference.

The non-profit advocacy group that works to accelerate women's progress in the foodservice industry also revealed last month its Change Makers Class of 2024.

Change Makers are women showing high potential to make a difference and who are driving strong business results, exemplify inclusive leadership and represent the future of the foodservice industry, the WFF said.

The WFF Change Makers Class of 2024 are:

  • Anna Karousis, T. Marzetti
  • Anna Lutz, The Hershey Company
  • Ashley Fehr, Chick-fil-A
  • Becky Davis, The Wendy's Company
  • Brandy Stricker, General Mills
  • Candace Watkins, Brinker International
  • Carina McLaughlin, Nestlé Professional
  • Caryn Masinas, Ventura Foods
  • Casey Cohen, Texas Roadhouse
  • Caty Strawther, Sprouts Farmers Market
  • Chanel Quinn, Topgolf
  • Christina Barker, Middleby
  • Claudia Ortiz, Darden Restaurants
  • Colleen Tidd, Ecolab
  • Donna Manwaring, Inspire Brands
  • Gillian Moffat, Gordon Food Service
  • Heidi Hughes Jones, Royal Caribbean International
  • Janice Kim, Woodland Gourmet
  • Jasmine Taylor, Denny's
  • Jennifer Todd, GoTo Foods
  • Jessica McMillan, Cargill
  • Jill Tinsley, Freddy's Frozen Custard and Steakburgers
  • Juliana Cuartas, PepsiCo
  • Karen Morton, Sysco
  • Katerina Roemer, Keurig Dr Pepper
  • Kathleen Hansen, Land O'Lakes
  • Kathy Cortner-Mercer, McLane Company
  • Katie Hindman, Georgia-Pacific
  • Laura Lyne, McCain Foods
  • Lauren Genovese, Rich Products
  • Linda Bosacker, Schwan's Food Service
  • Lyndsey Chrisman, P&G Professional
  • Madisen Morse, Armada
  • Marjorie Hope, Bloomin' Brands
  • Meagan Hill, US Foods
  • Meradith Brammer, Dine Brands
  • Nataliya Kudryashova, Yum! Brands
  • Priscilla Rios, Aramark
  • Sandhya Pillay, The Coca-Cola Company
  • Sandy Acosta, Performance Food Group
  • Shannon Coco, Kerry Group
  • Suheily Natal Davis, McDonald's
  • Tonya Sult, First Watch

 

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