December 05, 2014
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Bi-Lo Holdings attendees and award winners attend the Top Women in Grocery Awards event. From left, Deli/Bakery Regional Sales Manager Anita Hedden, Operations Excellence Specialist Donna Madere, Senior Vice President of Marketing Mary Kellmanson, Winn-Dixie store No. 434 Director Ashley O’Dell, Vice President General Merchandise Susan Moore, Vice President of HR Lynn Boston, Senior Vice President and Chief Merchandising Officer Bill Nasshan, Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer Rebecca Sinclair, Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer Mark Prestidge, President and CEO Randall Onstead, Regional Sales Manager Oro Esquivel. ​

Progressive Grocer magazine awarded nine Bi-Lo Holdings executives, store directors and “rising stars” with Top Women in Grocery award honors at a ceremony in Chicago Nov. 12.

The magazine’s annual award is recognized within the grocery industry as the premier women’s leadership award program.

The award winners were chosen from nominations from supervisors and peers.

I am privileged to be able to work with a fantastic team of leaders that is made up of diverse backgrounds that reflect the markets we serve,” Bi-Lo Holdings Senior Vice President and Chief Merchandising Officer Bill Nasshan said. “I am especially lucky to have this amazing group of female leaders as my colleagues."

Awards winners by category:

Senior Level
·        Lynn Boston, vice president of HR
·        Mary Kellmanson, senior vice president of marketing
·        Cheryl Forehand, vice president of Bakery
Rising Star
·        Ora Esquivel, regional sales manager
·        Anita Hedden, regional sales manager, Deli/Bakery
·        Donna Madere, operations excellence specialist
·        Susan Moore, vice president, general merchandising
Store Director
·        Ashley O’Dell, director, Winn-Dixie store No. 434, Anniston, Ala.
·        Misty O’Dell, director, BI-LO store No. 5555, Greenwood, S.C.

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From left, Regional Sales Manager Oro Esquivel, Vice President of Bakery Cheryl Forehand, Vice President General Merchandise Susan Moore, Coca-Cola Chief Customer Care Officer Stacey Pugh and Operations Excellence Specialist Donna Madere at the Top Women in Grocery awards event in Chicago Nov. 12. Photo Courtesy Stagnito Business Information.

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