IRVINE, California — A record 44 Advantage Solutions professionals have been named 2021 Top Women in Grocery by Progressive Grocer and Crystal Rossel, a five-time honoree, has been inducted into the Top Women in Grocery Hall of Fame.

Now in its 15th year, the Top Women in Grocery awards honor the vital role women play across the food retail industry.

Crystal Rossel headshot

Rossel, who serves as vice president, client solutions for Advantage Sales, joins just 15 other women who have earned the Top Women in Grocery Hall of Fame inductee distinction. Advantage President and Chief Commercial Officer Jill Griffin was inducted into the Top Women in Grocery Hall of Fame in 2018.

Rossel is “now part of an elite group whose dedication, leadership and achievement make our industry such a special place,” said Progressive Grocer Executive Editor Gina Acosta.

Advantage’s 2021 Top Women in Grocery awardees include:

Senior-Level Executives

Aimee Becker, Daymon
Sarah Bell, IN Connected
Fran Brinkman, EDGE Marketing
Jen Collins, EDGE Marketing
Liz Fogerty, EDGE Marketing
Christine Gard, Daymon
Dee Hall, Advantage Marketing Partners
Whitney Ray, Sunflower Group
Crystal Rossel, Advantage Sales
Kimberly Senter, Advantage Sales
Julie Swift, Waypoint
Cyvellis Vidal, Eventus

Rising Stars

Amanda Albert, Advantage Customer Experience
Carly Athey, SAS Retail Services
Courtney Brown, SAS Retail Services
Katherine Burkhardt, Daymon
Laura Cosgrove, Advantage Retailtainment
Elizabeth Croisetiere, EDGE Marketing
Joelle Dove, Daymon
Erin Heikkinen, Advantage Digital Commerce
Anne Hubele, Daymon
Karen Hunstiger, SAS Retail Services
Sara Jarocki, EDGE Marketing
Sharri Johnson, R2 Solutions
Jennifer Jones, Advantage Retailtainment
Kandayce Lee, R2 Solutions
Mary Llanos, Club Demonstration Services
Mariana Manzano, Club Demonstration Services
Danielle McCormick, Daymon
Hillary McTeer, Eventus
Brayanna Montoya
, Eventus
Trish Myers, Daymon
Stephanie Norton, Daymon
Betsy Parker, Daymon
Julie Rank, SAS Retail Services
Jean Ryan, Daymon
Kelly Silence, Waypoint
Laura Sylvester, Advantage Customer Experience
Jennifer Todd, Advantage Retailtainment
Karey Todd, SAS Retail Services
Ashley Tussing, Advantage Customer Experience
Valerie Whittaker, Advantage Sales
Taylor Williams, Advantage Retailtainment
Liz Ziegler, Waypoint

“From those early in their careers to those in leadership, women throughout Advantage are contributing their talents to the business, adding value for our clients and customers, and transforming the industry,” said Advantage Solutions CEO Tanya Domier. “We’re focused on creating a workplace where everyone can unleash their talents and achieve their full potential — and we’re proud these top women are members of the Advantage family.”


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