MMR’s Most Influential Women in Retail honored

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Rite Aid’s Susan Henderson, Dedra Castle and Jocelyn Konrad (first, fourth and sixth from left) with Health Dialog’s Karen Staniforth and Dawn Sherman and Cheryl Wahl of EnvisionRx

Adam Reiner and Marcie Lynch of Burt’s Bees with Michelle Gloeckler of Walmart and Bob Richardson of Clorox

Walmart’s Carmen Bauza with Marsha Martin and Rachael Oberste of Onyx Brands

Dollar General’s John Garratt, Mary Winn Pilkington and Todd Vasos

Walgreens’ Leslie Higgins

Emily Taylor of Dollar General

Walmart’s Karen Stuckey

Shavanson Enterprise’s Simon Shavanson and Walmart’s Jody Pinson

Todd Hutsko, Craig Stoll and Hellen Spanjer of Fleet Laboratories with Annie Walker, second from right, of Walmart

Pat McHale, Perry Sansone and Rodney Feltner of Helen of Troy

Nick Danza, Dina Jazrawi and Jocelyn Konrad of Rite Aid

Pam Walder, Rich Goldschmidt and Nancy Trent of Wally’s Natural

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NEW YORK — Mass Market Retailers honored the executives on its 2016 list of Mass Market Retailing’s Most Influential Women at an awards ceremony last week in New York City.

The event drew retailer and supplier executives from across the food, drug and mass channels to a ballroom at the new headquarters of Time Inc. in lower Manhattan, just blocks away from the World Trade Center “Freedom Tower.”

On hand to receive awards were the following executives:

  • Carmen Bauza, senior vice president, Walmart U.S.
  • Dedra Castle, executive vice president and chief human resources officer, Rite Aid.
  • Michelle Gloeckler, executive vice president, consumables, health and wellness, and U.S. manufacturing lead, Walmart U.S.
  • Susan Henderson, senior vice president and chief communications officer, Rite Aid.
  • Jocelyn Konrad, executive vice president, pharmacy, Rite Aid.
  • Mary Winn Pilkington, vice president, investor relations and public relations, Dollar General.
  • Jody Pinson, vice president of merchandising, beauty, Walmart.
  • Dawn Sherman, president, EnvisionRxOptions, a Rite Aid subsidiary.
  • Karen Staniforth, chief operating officer, Health Dialog, a Rite Aid subsidiary.
  • Karen Stuckey, senior vice president, private brands/sourcing, GM and softlines, Walmart.
  • Emily Taylor, senior vice president and general merchandise manager, nonconsumable division, Dollar General.
  • Cheryl Wahl, chief compliance officer, EnvisionRxOptions, a Rite Aid subsidiary.
  • Annie Walker, vice president, O-T-C merchandising, Walmart U.S.

Leslie Higgins, regional health care director for the greater New York City area and Connecticut at Walgreens, attended the event to accept awards for Ornella Barra, co-chief operating officer, WBA; Lauren Brindley, group vice president, beauty and personal care, Walgreens; Linda Filler, president of retail products and chief merchant, Walgreens; and Kathleen Wilson-Thompson, executive vice president and global chief human resources officer, WBA.

MMR recognized 36 executives as the Mass Market Retailing’s Most Influential Women in its June 17 issue. The other honorees were: Pamela Bailey, president and CEO, Grocery Manufacturers Association; Danielle Barrera, chief operating officer, RediClinic, a Rite Aid subsidiary; Rosalind Brewer, president and CEO; Sam’s Club; Helena Foulkes, president, CVS Pharmacy; Amy Hahn, senior vice president, marketing, Ahold; Meg Ham, president, Food Lion; Christina Hennington, senior vice president, merchandising transformation and operations, Target; Mary Kelly, executive vice president and chief merchandising officer, Rexall; Sheila Laing, executive vice president, government/industry Relations and chief customer officer, Hy-Vee; Stephanie Lunquist, executive vice president and chief human resources officer, Target; Judith McKenna, chief operating officer, Walmart U.S.; Janna Potts, executive vice president and chief stores officer, Target; Tammy Royer, senior vice president, pharmacy operations, Rite Aid; Gisel Ruiz, executive vice president, international people division, Walmart; Judy Sansone, senior vice president, front store business, chief merchant, CVS Pharmacy; Leslie Sarasin, president and CEO, Food Marketing Institute; Cia Tucci, vice president, merchandising, store brands, CVS Pharmacy; Jill Turner-Mitchael, senior vice president, consumables and health and wellness, Sam’s Club; and Kristin Williams, senior vice president, pharmacy operations, Hy-Vee.



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