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Jen Linke | Women Impacting Storebrand Excellence | firstname.lastname@example.org | Phone: 630-207-2042
Women Impacting Storebrand Excellence Welcomes Three New Board Members
Lombard, IL – November 16 – Women Impacting Storebrand Excellence (WISE) has elected three new members to its board of directors. At the group’s annual meeting on November 4, Sheila Dy Juanco, Albertson’s; Lisa Eatherton, John B. Sanfilippo & Son; and Phyllis Johnson, Catalina were elected to serve a three-year term starting January 1, 2022.
“WISE is thrilled to officially welcome these three amazing women to our board of directors,” quotes Jen Linke, WISE Chair. “Phyllis and Lisa are familiar with our board having been volunteers and integral contributors to the first year of our WISE Junior Board. Sheila’s extensive experience in R&D compliance is going to bring a different, and most welcome, lens to our organization. We look forward to having them directly involved in shaping our vision moving forward.”
These newly elected board members have strong industry experience. Sheila Dy Juanco is the Vice President of Technical Services for Albertson’s. She has more than 20 years of experience in R&D compliance spanning a number industries. In addition to the WISE board, Sheila also devotes time to a MBA Leadership mentorship for budding women in business and is active with the Asian Network ARG across Albertsons Companies. Lisa Eatherton is a Sr. Business Manager for John B. Sanfilippo & Son and has held several positions in sales and marketing for the company. Lisa has volunteered on the WISE Professional Development Committee since 2019, and most recently, became a member of the first WISE Junior Board in 2021. Phyllis Johnson is Sr. Director Own Brands at Catalina. She brings 25 years of Own Brand experience to the Board, and was recently just given the Store Brand 2021 Game Changers Award by StoreBrands magazine. In her “free time”, Phyllis supports various nonprofit organizations by volunteering her time to teach and mentor young and upcoming business professionals.
The three new members are replacing spots vacated by Nancy Cota, Albertson’s; Laura Fezouti, C.H. Guenther & Son; and Susan Hunsacker, Advantage/Daymon. “The women leaving our board at the end of the year have contributed so much to our organization,” notes Linke. “Each has left a lasting mark on WISE and is an important reason why we have grown. Nancy, Laura and Susan, thank you so much for being a part of our WISE family.”
WISE is a non-profit professional development organization, founded by women, to champion the power of diversity and inclusion which drives profitable growth within the store brands industry. WISE cultivates diverse collaboration through its programs and provides leadership to empower the industry's continued success. For more information on WISE and its programs, visit www.wisediversity.org.