Congratulations to the 2023 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.

Ann Balosky
Corporate Manager, New Business, Ace Hardware

April Barringer
Senior Merchant, Lowe's

Laurie Becker
Marketing Director, Whitmore Ace Hardware

Sandy Bell
Sr. General Line Product Manager, Boise Cascade

Laura Bower
General Manager-Augusta, Hancock Lumber

Kelly Brown
Owner, Dacus Hardware

Angie Brown
Sr. VP, Technology, Home Depot

Laura Bryne-Harris
VP Merchandising, Westlake Ace Hardware

Cierra Calvacca
Director HR, Southeast Building Supply Interests

Ann Chapman
CEO, Woodson Lumber

Sheila Concepcion
Store Manager, Home Depot

Carol Dancer
President, Absorbent Specialty Products

Lindsey Elliott
Director Corporate Events, US LBM

Allison Flatjord
Vice President Ecommerce, Do It Best

Jana Gardner
General Line Product Manager Sr., Boise Cascade

Kari Gaviria
President, Madison Wood Preservers

Julie Gibbs
Co-Owner, Gibbs Hardware

Cathy Hamilton
Buyer, Taylor's Do It Centers

Linda Hawkins
President, AO Door

Jeanne Henry
National Accounts Manager, Pittsburgh Glass Block

Laurie Hicks
Senior Director-Inventory Control, Builders FirstSource

Nichole Higgins
Sales Support Manager, Hampton Lumber

Kylie  Holland
EVP, Curtis Lumber

Traci Johnson
Assistant General Manager, Spenard Builders Supply LLC, a part of Builders FirstSource

Linda Johnson
Owner, Village True Value

Cindy Kandel
Divisional Merchandise Manager, Hartville Hardware

Allison Kulka
Senior Safety Specialist, 84 Lumber Company

Chanda Leffler
Director of Fasteners/Strategic Planning, Metabo HPT

Kristin Lockmiller
VP of Finance, Prime-Line Products

Jennalee Long
Retail Operations Mgr, Sunpro

Lissa Mauksch
Director, Integrated Business Planning, Metrie

Angie Maxwell
Manager, Treated & Engineered Wood, LBM Advantage

Jessica McGraw
Location Manager, US LBM

Megan Menzer
Owner, Newtons True Value

Yvette Patterson
VP HR East Division, Builders FirstSource

Darlene Purcell
Director of Operations Excellence, Metrie

Melanie Reaume
Product Sales Specialist/Kitchens, Builders FirstSource

Deborah Reed
Senior Manager International Sales, True Value

Julianne Rowann
Senior Business Analyst , Belco Forest Products

Shelly Scantland
Purchasing Manager, Professional Building Supply

Sarah Schrader
Owner, San Antonio Lumber Company

Jessica Schwartz
Co-Owner, Wayland Hardware

Angela Senciboy
Office Manager, Woodgrain

Neelima Sharma
Senior VP Digital Commerce and Technology, Lowe's

Melissa Tuttle
Senior Director, Store Operations, Lowe's

Angie Uhall
Construction Manager, Standard Supply & Lumber

Allison Vores
VP Tops True Value Hardware

Shelly Wagler
Owner / Manager, A&R Supply

Shannon Zack
General Manager, BFS / San Lorenzo Lumber

Dani Zizak
CMO and VP of Marketing, National Nail

Melissa Zvonek
VP Field Services, Builders FirstSource

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.

Tabita Aguilar
Talent Acquisition Manager, US LBM

Lyndze Baldwin
Commodity Product Manager, Boise Cascade

Lora Ballou
Market Business Manager, Builders FirstSource

Emily Booth
Replenishment Coordinator, Busy Beaver Building Centers

Mary Borrelli
Assistant Manager, Montana Ace Hardware

Jodie Brixey
General Manager, Calaveras and Sonora Lumber

Rachel Canaie
Territory Sales Representative, ITW Residential & Renovation

Jessica Casavecchia
Merchant, Lowe's

Marla Chappell
Sales Director Panels, Weyerhaeuser

Amanda Choquet
Specialty Components Designer, BFS / National Lumber

Clara Collins
Operations Manager, S.W. Collins

Jennifer Cosenza
Hardware Manager, Tri-Creek Home Improvement Center

Jessica Crill
Market Business Manager, Builders FirstSource

Jessica Daly
Senior Purchasing Lead, DecksDirect

Megan Denissen, 
Accounting Manager, Kodiak Building Partners

Leanne Enck
IT Training, Builders FirstSource

Alisha Gray
Purchasing Manager, Orgill

Melissa Handy
SVP Inventory, Lowe's

Tina Haro
Sr. National Acct. Manager-Builders, Simpson Strong-Tie

Tori Hegg
Territory Manager, Metrie

Molly Johnson
Project Manager, UFP Retail Solutions

Barbara Kennedy
Design Center Sales,
Spenard Builders Supply LLC, a part of Builders FirstSource

Nadine Khalil
Assistant General Manager,
TW PERRY, a part of Builders FirstSource

Rachel Kravitz
Category and Consumer Insights Manager, Kwikset

Sarah Krey
Merchandise Manager, Do it Best

Shannon Lamonte
Co-Manager, 84 Lumber Company

Jamie Laubach
Logistic Analyst, LMC

Debbie Lockwood
Branch Manager, Beacon

Erica Luxenburg
Senior Manager, Online Strategy, Lowe's

Lisa Makowski
VP of Marketing, Hardware Hank

Angie McDermott
Safety Manager, Tibbetts Lumber

Kourtney McLean
Hancock Online General Manager, Hancock Lumber

Katie McNiff
Communications Manager, US LBM

Polly Miller
Plant Manager, 84 Lumber Company

Rachel Moranelli
Business Information Specialists, Fein

Kimberly Nicholson
Field Buyer, Builders FirstSource

Jordan Paeth
Director of Field Operations, Franklin Building Supply

Christy Parr
Territory Sales Manager, Cameron Ashley Building Products

Mellissa Porcaro
Director Operations, JRC Hardware

Emily Sivick
Inside Sales Representative, National Gypsum Company

Amanda Smit-Viner
Inside Sales Support, Builders FirstSource

Alisha Story
Home Center Development Manager, National Nail

Kelly Sullivan
Sr. Loss Prevention, PLM

Megan Tepe
Inside Sales, US LBM

Amber Tidd
Operations Manager, Metrie

Alex Turchi
Flooring Designer, Ridout Lumber of Cabot

Brianna Wells
Ecommerce Manager, Do it Best

Brittany Yvon
Credit Manager, omg

Melissa Zellner
Sr. Product Marketing Manager, Baldwin Hardware