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08/01/2022

Meet the Top Women of 2022

After a record-number of nominations, meet this year’s class of Top Women in Hardware & Building Supply.

Many of them lead businesses, others work behind the scenes. And whether they’re in the limelight or the background, the individual members of the 2022 class of Top Women of Hardware and Building Supply deserve to be commended for their contributions.

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After nearly a year of soliciting nominations for rising stars and established pros to be recognized for their achievements, the industry responded by submitting a record number of candidates.

The honorees will be formally recognized at the second annual, live, Top Women in Hardware & Building Supply event in Chicago, Nov. 8-9.

And it’s part of a year-round program to promote the role of women in the industry and support women in their varied professional journeys.

“With a record number of nominations, the task of selecting the 2022 class of Top Women was very difficult,” said Amy Grant, associate publisher of HBSealer. “We are thrilled that so many people participated in the process. The end result is a special group of high-performing leaders and rising stars who will shape this industry for years to come.”

Honorees were selected in two categories: “Rising Stars,” and “Business Excellence.” Here are the Top Women by category:

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Business Excellence

Lori Able, President/CEO, Three Sons True Value Hardware
Lea Allah, Senior Director Human Resources, Builders FirstSource
Alison Bahry, Buyer, Hardware Dept, LMC
Justine Bayer, Controller, DecksDirect
Elizabeth Civiletti, General Manager, Mazzone Ace Hardware
Brenda Crevier, Inside Sales Specialist, Cameron Ashley Building Products
Alison Dannehower, Vice President, CFO, Shore True Value Hardware
Jodie Disbrow, Owner, McLean’s Hardware
Michelle Downey, Director National Accounts, Metrie
Carlene Dyer, Chief Product Officer, H2 Brands Group
Lea Eastman, National Accounts Manager, Hampton Lumber
Janet Elias, Regional sales manager, Blish-Mize
Kim Fish, Owner, Taylor’s Building Supply
Tina Fox, Manager Purchasing General Administrative, Builders FirstSource
Diane Frazee, National Account Manager, National Gypsum
Amy Garner, Assistant General Manager General Administrative, Spenard Builders Supply
Lorraine Gifford, Director of Sales, ITW Global Brands
Donna Glisson, District Manager, Beacon
Marilyn Haney, Owner, Haney Lumber & Supply
Mary Jo Hassett, CFO, Gillman Home Center
Liz Haun Pharas, Owner, Nyssa Mercantile True Value, LLC

Amy Hemelgarn, Market Finance Manager, US LBM
Kim Holloway  Outside Sales Representative II, Builders FirstSource
Laura James, Inside Sales Manager, Huttig Building Products a Woodgrain Company
Deanna Jenkins, President, Thomas Lumber Company
Traci Johnson, Assistant General Manager, Spenard Builders Supply
Nerida Jones, Inside Sales Representative III Inside Sales, Builders FirstSource
Shari Kalbach, President, Hardlines Distribution Alliance
Annie Kao, Vice President, Engineering, Simpson Strong-Tie
Tracy Kappenberg, Vice-President, Riverhead Building Supply
Renee Kraft, Operations Manager, Knudson Lumber
Kristy Labrecque, Office Manager, Caron Building Center / Nations Best
Kate Land, GM of Exacor, Huber Engineered Woods
Christine Lavoie, US1 Continuous Improvement Manager, US LBM
Olivia Layhue, Inventory Control Specialist I  Builders FirstSource
Evelyn Lizarraga, Manager Office Administration, Dixieline Lumber
Brenda MacKay, Co-Owner, Vassar Building Supply
Geralyn McCarthy, Director of Operations, OMG Inc
Anna Motschall, CFO  Mans Lumber & Millwork
Jenna Myers, Merchandise Manager Do it Best Corp.
Elena Nelson, Partner - Co-Owner, Nicollet Ace Hardware
Diana Newton, Vice President, Bay Hardware
Giana Noonan, Sr. Director of Digital Marketing & Demand Generation, Builders FirstSource
Linda Nussbaum, CFO, Kleet Lumber
Desiree Oakley, Owner, Willard Oakley Lumber
Brenda Parker, Owner Naples Hardware & Supplies
Rebecca Partee, VP Sales Administration, Orgill, Inc.
Vicki Pignetti, Commodities Manager, LBM Advantage
Christi  Powell, Market Manager Womens Business Enterprise, 84 Lumber
Jennifer Renaud, Chief Marketing Officer, Masonite
Karena Reusser, Owner, Modern Home & Hardware
Tianna Roberts, Commodity Product Manager, Boise Cascade Company
April Roberts, Manager, Broken Bow Ace Hardware
Nora Rubio, General Manager, Mead Lumber
Joan Saunders Store Manager, Hagan Ace Hardware
Fiona Smith, Operations Manager, Rocklin. Homewood
Carrie White, General Manager General Administrative, TW Perry
Lisa Williams, Owner  Leeper Hardware Co. LLC
Jennifer Wilson, SVP Brand and Customer Marketing, Lowe’s

Rising Stars

Nikki Adams, Manager Installation Installed Support, Builders FirstSource
Rose Aurora, Sales Manager, East Haven Builders Supply
Loreen Batinic, District Manager, Beacon
Grace Bilbrough, Category Marketing Manager, UFP Retail Solutions
Jennifer Coleman, Manager, Dunkirk Hardware and Home Center
Miranda Copeland, Inside Sales Representative I Inside Sales, Builders FirstSource
Katie Crowther, Owner, Lilian’s She Shed (Lilian Lumber Company and Home Center)
Sheli Derato, Wood Products Strategic Marketing Director  Weyerhaeuser
Sharona Eiserer, Owner/Operator, Wood Shed Hardware and Lumber
Hilary Ervin, sales, Teague Lumber Co.
Emily Farmer, Office Manager, Ridout Lumber Company
Deirdre Garland, Department Manager, LMC
Jill Gaylor, President, Healdsburg Lumber Company
Sadie Hammond, Director of Organizational Development, Hammond Lumber Company
Cherié Jacobs, Store Development Manager, Do it Best Corp.
Barbie Jones, Inside Sales Manager, Brand Vaughan
Jailynne Jones, Account Rep, Metrie
Kathleen Karr, Accounting Manager, JP Hart
Alison Kelley, Co-owner, Kelley Hardware
Kassi Lamon, ERP Conversion Specialist, Nations Best Holdings
Malin LaPlace Senior Learning Designer, 84 Lumber
Leigh Levinson Buyer/Merchant, ACE Hardware Corporation
Stasha MacDougall, General Manager, Hancock Lumber
Corinne Malo, Digital Content Manager, H2 Brands Group
Olivia Martinelli, Special Project Coordinator, Lumbermen's, Inc.
Tina McEachin, Division Vice President of Sales, Jennings Builders Supply
Margo Mitchell, Field Service Rep I, Builders FirstSource
Brittany Napier, Manager, Specialty Windows and Doors, Maner Builders Supply
Tamara Padgett, Market Controller, US LBM
Shannon Patterson, General Merchandiser, Big R
Lisa Prestifilippo, National Account Manager, Metal Sales Manufacturing Corporation
Jessica Regan  Territory Sales Manager, Cameron Ashley Building Products
Gabriela Sanchez, Asst. Fleet Manager, Alliance Lumber/ Builders First Source
Lindsay Snyder, Merchant, Lowe's Companies Inc.
Michelle Stern Assistant Manager, Apply Valley, Lampert Lumber
Emily Stiles, Manager Inside Sales Inside Sales, Builders FirstSource
Lauren Stout, Logistics Department Manager, Lumbermens Merchandising Corp. (LMC)

Along with the class of 2022, all professionals with a stake in improving diversity in the industry are invited to participate and network at the 2022 Top Women in Hardware & Building Supply event. 

“We congratulate all the honorees, and look forward to helping rally the industry behind our mission,” said Grant.

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