2021 WINNERS

Business Excellence

The Business Excellence Award recognizes a leader who has demonstrated achievement, growth and success in the hardware and home improvement industry; embraced education and community service, and inspired others to follow a similar path.

Lita Abele
CEO, U.S. Lumber
 
Carmen Arguelles
Vice President, Marjam Supply Co
 
Shannon Bearman
IT Project Manager / PSM, Do it Best Corp.
 
Molly Bellm
Inventory Analyst, RP Lumber Co
 
Sunny Bowman
Owner, Dakota County Lumber
 
Courtney Bynum
Director of Customer Experience, Cameron Ashley Building Products
 
Gina Cashner
Branch Manager,  Beacon Building Products
 
Shavonne Clark
Senior manager, marketing, The Home Depot Rental
 
Nina DeMarie
Vice President, IT, Cameron Ashley Building Products
 
Lawanna Dendy
Director, HRBP, Southeast Region and DEI Champion, US LBM
 
Judy Dinelle
Building Ambassador, 84 Lumber
 
Bethany Doss
Business Manager, Capital Lumber
 
Sara Eller
Vice President of Marketing, Cameron Ashley Building Products
 
Carolyn Epstein
CFO, Dr. Ike’s Home Centers
 
Jean Fahy
Building materials division manager, Do it Best Corp.
 
Maria Ford
President, North America Commercial & Industrial Sales, Stanley Black & Decker
 
Jeanine Froke
VP of Marketing, Buillders FirstSource
 
Sue Fusek
CEO, Ron's Home and Hardware
 
Margi Harney
VP, IT, Beacon Building Products

Tim Hawkins
Director of Sales, Metabo HPT
 

Renee Heuser

Owner, Heuser Ace Hardware
 
Julie Jensen
Outside Sales Account Manager, White Cap Construction Supply
 
Melissa Karlovitch
Group Vice President, GreatStar Tools USA
 
Susan Kasko
Director Talent Development, 84 Lumber
 
Susan Kunkel
Big Johns Building
 
Holly Kutcher
Director- National DIY Sales, UFP Industries
 
Alexandria Lavaroni
Treat's General Store
 
Nikki Long
Business Unit Director, Structural Products, FastenMaster
 
Sue Lords
Chief Human Capital Officer, Kodiak Building Partners
 
Allison Low
Senior Strategic Sourcing Manager for Direct Raw Materials, LP Building Solutions

Penney Luhrs
Owner, Luhrs True Value
 
Jaime Maloney
President, Costello's Ace Hardware
 
Kelley McFadden
Buyer, Power Tools & Accessories, LMC
 
Wendy Minichiello
EWP Sales Director - North America, Weyerhaeuser Co
 
Jean Niemi
Sr. VP Marketing and Communications, True Value
 
Tina Pape
Operations Leader , Nation's Best Holdings LLC
 
Christine Pepitone
Director of Financial Planning & Analysis, H2 Brands Group
 
Katrina Ralston
President, Feeney Inc.
 
Tammy Rubin
VP and CFO, Hughes Lumber Co.
 
Evionne Silver
Vice President Install Business, Builders FirstSource
 
Donna Souligne
Owner, Remington True Value
 
Alison Steckowski
Millwork Specialist, Buidlers FirstSource

Debby Stinebaugh
Sr. Account Manager, Epicor Software

Susan Thorne
Owner, Thorne Lumber Co.

Wendy Whiteash
CHRO & EVP Culture, US LBM

Rising Stars

The Rising Stars Award recognizes a talented professional with the potential to make a significant positive difference within her company and within the industry for years to come.

Stacy Andersen-Bivona
VP, Nebraska Builders Warehouse, Inc.
 
Lisa Barrett
Director, Merchandising, McCoy's Building Supply
 
Stephanie Barrios
Sales, Ganahl Lumber
 
Margaret Clark
Edward T. Clark & Sons
 
Corinne Courtney
Owner, Nailed It! Hardware
 
Narcisa Cuatlatl
Inventory Manager, Ashby Lumber
 
Lindsey DiGangi
Corporate Marketing Manager, PLM Mutual Insurance Co.
 
Sarah Dodd
SVP Merchandising and Private Brands, Lowes
 
Alison Dowell 
President and General Manager, Emery Jensen Distribution
 
Ashley Gray
Outside Sales Representative, Builders FirstSource
 
Lauren Melancon Guidry
Co-owner, Melaco Sisters Hardwar & Supplies

Mackenzie Hare
National Account Manager , Milwaukee Tool
 
Rachel Hoops
Trader - Components Sales, LMC
 

Leigh Hudspeth

Director Specialty Products, BlueLinx Corporation

Jaclyn Kueny
Merchandising Manager, DecksDirect
 
Keirstan Kure
Digital Channel Manager, Parksite
 
Allyssa Lett
National Account Manager, UFP
 
Jackie Marable
Director of Retail Services, Orgill, Inc.
 
Julie Moser
General Manager, Ridout Lumber Company
 

Sally Paul

Manager, Frontier Building Supply
 
Sherry Pearson
Manufacturing Lead Lyman Companies, Carpentry Contractors Co.
 
Vanessa Pierce
Co-owner, Melaco Sisters Hardware & Supplies
 
Wendy Stine
President, Stine Lumber
 
Tara Tansky
Regional Sales Vice President, Stanley Black & Decker
 

Shanna West

Manager / Owner, H & H Home & Hardware

Heather Young
Components Plant Manager Shelly’s Building Supply