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.
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, Vice President, Customer Experience, Global Marketing, 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.
Anne Alabaugh, Division Vice President, Store Operations, Casey's General Stores Inc.
Gwen Andrews, Director, Northeast Convenience, The Hershey Co.
Trish Bay, Senior Director, Trade Marketing, Phoenix Region, Reynolds American Inc.
Elizabeth Benson, Director of Process Improvement & Efficiencies, Maverik Inc.
Marla Benson, Senior Channel Operations Manager, Mars Wrigley
Sandie Bower, Director of Operations, 7-Eleven
Capri Brixey, Vice President/Group Manager Retail, The Coca-Cola Co.
Brigid Brown, Director of Financial Reporting, Thorntons LLC
Chelsea Carvalho, Senior District Manager, Beck Suppliers
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
Anne Cauthron, Director, Learning & Development, Murphy USA
Karin Dahl, Director of Applications Development, Maverik
Letty George, Director, Global Communications, Alimentation Couche-Tard/Circle K
Jessica Hendrickson, Vice President, Western Region Sales, Altria Group Distribution Co.
Lisa Klamer, Executive Store Leader, GetGo
Jami McDermid, President, Crossmark
Angela Pimental, Director of Environmental & Licensing, RaceTrac
Stephanie Simon,Key Account Manager, Swedish Match
Vanessa Turner, Executive Team Leader, GetGo
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.