CHICAGO — Convenience Store News will celebrate its largest class yet of Top Women in Convenience (TWIC) during the annual program's awards ceremony this fall.
The CSNews team in partnership with the 2022 TWIC Advisory Board selected 91 female leaders from the retailer, wholesaler and supplier communities as this year's honorees.
The 2022 TWIC class is comprised of five Women of the Year, 36 Senior-Level Leaders, 40 Rising Stars and 10 Mentors.
The winners were chosen based on nominations received from their peers. Drawing from achievements during the previous 12 months, nominators were asked to illustrate the candidate's innovative corporate initiatives, extraordinary financial and strategic accomplishments, astute problem-solving acumen, exceptional performance, mentorship work and its outcome for mentees, and selfless charitable participation, along with any other attributes that go above and beyond the call of duty.
WOMEN OF THE YEAR
Recognized for having an exceptional impact on the success or direction of their company, as well as a positive impact on the convenience store industry as a whole.
Holly Angell, Senior Vice President of Construction, Engineering & Facilities, 7-Eleven Inc.
Allison Cornish, Vice President of Store Modernization, Pilot Co.
Danielle Holloway, Senior Director of Industry Engagement, Altria Group Distribution Co.
Julie Jackson, President, G&M Oil Co.
Colette Matthews, Global Vice President of Customer Experience, Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc./Circle K
Retailer, supplier and wholesaler executives at the level of director or vice president and above who work with the c-store channel of trade and who have executed on a strategy and transformed their business in a positive manner.
Annie Alabaugh, Division Vice President, Casey's General Stores Inc.
Gwen Andrews, Director — US Convenience, Northeast, The Hershey Co.
Women who have made an extraordinary effort, and had an extraordinary impact, on the careers of their colleagues.
Nancy Andrus, Division Director of Sales & Operations, Murphy USA Inc.
Anne Cauthron, Director, Learning & Development, Murphy USA Inc.
Karin Dahl, Director of Solutions Delivery, Maverik — Adventure's First Stop
Letty George, Director, Global Communications, Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc./Circle K
Jessica Hendrickson, Vice President — Sales Infrastructure & Trade Marketing, Altria Group Distribution Co.
Lisa Klamer, Executive Store Leader, GetGo Café & Market
Jami McDermid, President, Sales Agency, CROSSMARK
Angela Pimental, Executive Director of Environmental & Licensing, RaceTrac Inc.
Stephanie Simon, Business Development Manager, Swedish Match
Vanessa Turner, Executive Team Leader, GetGo Café & Market
All of this year's honorees will be celebrated at an awards gala to be held Oct. 2 in Las Vegas, against the backdrop of the 2022 NACS Show.
Supporters of the 2022 Top Women in Convenience program include: founding and presenting sponsor Altria Group Distribution Co.; platinum sponsors ITG Brands, PepsiCo Inc. and Reynolds Marketing Services Co.; gold sponsors Anheuser-Busch InBev, BIC USA, Boston Beer Co., The Coca-Cola Co., The Hershey Co., Mars Wrigley, Molson Coors Beverage Co., Mondelēz International, Proctor & Gamble and Tyson Convenience; and silver sponsors Diageo Beer Co., FIFCO USA, Glanbia Performance Nutrition, Premier Manufacturing Inc., and Ruiz Food Products.