You were selected “Woman of the Year” by the Women Grocers of America.
nominated for this recognition by Jan Gee of the Washington Food Industry Association
and Steve Cole of SUPERVALU’s
WGA’s Board members reviewed all of the nominations submitted
and chose you because or your contributions to your organization, the industry and your community.
are an inspiration to other women in the industry and a role model for students
considering a career in the independent
You have clearly earned the respect of WFIA, IGA and SUPERVALU
WGA is happy to be included
in that group as well.
For your background information, I’ve noted the judging criteria
for the WGA Woman of the Year Award below as well as attached a link to the WGA page on the NGA web site. http://www.nationalgrocers.org/who-we-are/nga-special-programs/wga
like to recognize you during the opening keynote session at the NGA Show (Sunday, February 10) in Las Vegas and ask that you
formally accept the award during the WGA workshop Tuesday morning at the Show.
WOTYA Judging Criteria
Nominees will be judged by the current WGA Board of Directors on the following
She is a Legend (50 percent)
• This woman has helped shape the face of her company or organization. She is a long-term employee who has made considerable
contributions. She is a true leader with work ethic, passion of the industry, and has clearly distinguished herself from her
• Her demonstrated abilities should include, but are not limited to, creativity, management skills, contributions
to the growth of her organization, unique or prestigious jobs held, as well as other major accomplishments.
She is a Visionary (30 percent)
• She is forward thinking,
progressive, and pioneering. She is breaking new ground with innovative ideas that shatter stereotypes. She strives forward
no matter what the challenge is making her mark in the independent grocery industry.
She is a Humanitarian (20 percent)
• The nominee makes it a priority
to devote her time to community causes and activities. Her passion and dedication for civic and charitable work in her local
community has changed and bettered the lives of those around her.
Aileen Dullaghan Munster
Vice President, Education and Research
National Grocers Association