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.

Committee Members

  • Theresa McLaughlin, Fareway (Chair)
  • Roxanne Kanne-Roush, Fareway
  • Maggie Worrall, Fareway
  • Liz Baker, Atlantic Coca-Cola Bottling Company
  • Amy Thompson, Pepsi Beverages Company (Vice Chair)
  • Lori Merical, Mueller Yurgae Associates
  • Mee Yang-Lee, Kum & Go
  • Sheila Cramer, Sparboe Farms

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