2021 Women of Excellence Profiles

This year’s impressive list of 37 winners represent a diverse mix of voices from brands, retailers, agencies and solution providers spread across six different categories.

Thanks to our judges!

Kandi Arrington
SVP Client Leadership
The Mars Agency

Brooke Bright
Director of Retail Product Management
Label Insight (NielsenIQ)

Guadalupe Cano
Visual Latina

Laura Dickey
Senior Shopper Marketing Manager
Avocados From Mexico

Renee Fuller
Senior Director of Marketing
Milk Bar

Stacy Jackson
Content Activation Lead, North America
Coca-Cola Co.

Susan O’Neal

Tammy Teague
Chief Information Officer
Key Food Stores Co-Operative

The Women of Excellence annual awards program celebrates and connects female leaders who are contributing to the growth of the commerce marketing industry, as well as promoting diversity and inclusion in their fields. We honor them here on the following pages, spotlighting their contributions to the industry and how they’re leading their organizations and teams to success. We hope you find their stories as inspiring as we do. Congratulations to these phenomenal Women of Excellence!

Executive of the Year

Enid Barillas, Agustin Morales

Felicia Hale, Coca-Cola Co.

Molly McFarland, AdAdapted


Lee Esmond, Mosaic North America

Audrey Haston, PepsiCo Demand Accelerator

Sarah Hofstetter, Profitero

Kristin Moore, Nestle Coffee Partners

Karen Munns, VMLY&R

Ashley O’Donnell, Rust-Oleum

Jen Senerius, The Mars Agency


Kelly Kachnowski, The Mars Agency

Pinar Kaprali, Pensa Systems

Tejaswi Kilaru, Foresight ROI

Caron Sanders, The Giant Co. 

Charu Thomas, Ox

Nawshi Williams, Crossmark

Olga Yurovski, Shopperations Research
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Jacquelyn Baker, VMLY&R

Elizabeth Harris, Arc Worldwide

Colleen Kelly, Anheuser-Busch

Melissa King, Lowes Foods

Deb Kreider, The Giant Co.

Mary Mooney, Mooney Farms

Surabhi Pokhriyal, Colgate-Palmolive

Community Impact

Deanna Behrens, The Mars Agency

Derisa Bethea, Family Dollar

Tekisha Boone, GE Appliances

Kate Clarke, Giant Food

Diana Stern, National Retail Solutions

Jennifer Tinker, TwinOaks Integrated

Business Excellence

Natalie Benoit, GE Appliances

Joyce Cress, GE Appliances

Jennifer Hale, Coca-Cola Co.

Meghan Heltne, The Mars Agency

Dianne Le, Avocados From Mexico

Bethany Stephens, Soapbox Influence

Mary Tarczynski, Parabolic

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