More About the Women in the Industry Group

The Iowa Grocery Industry Association launched the group in 2014 to provide education, support, encouragement, leadership and networking opportunities to advance women in the grocery industry.

Currently, the Women in the Industry group is undergoing an exciting transformation as the planning committee breaks out of the morning coffee meeting format and plans half-day training sessions, networking events and community involvement activities in an effort to fulfill the group's mission.

2018 Committee Members

  • Amy Thompson, Pepsi Beverages Company (chair)
  • Christie Sullivan, Kum & Go (vice chair)
  • Theresa McLaughlin, Fareway Stores, Inc.
  • Roxanne Kanne-Roush, Fareway Stores, Inc.
  • Maggie Worrall, Fareway Stores, Inc.
  • Liz Baker, Atlantic Coca-Cola Bottling Company
  • Lori Merical, Mueller Yurgae Associates
  • Sheila Cramer, Sparboe Companies

Group Goals

  • To increase women’s presence in the grocery industry through leadership and networking
  • To build awareness and a positive image of the grocery industry through education, mentoring and service