Sweidel-Caton named WGA president

The Women Grocers of America said it has appointed Kathy Sweidel-Caton as president for 2014.


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She succeeds Denise Beckman, of Elrod’s Cost Plus, Carrollton, Texas.

Sweidel-Caton is VP, customer services, at Gerland Corp., Houston. She received WGA’s Woman of the Year Award in 2012.

Other new members of WGA’s executive committee are Mari Jones, representing The Kellogg Co., Battle Creek, Mich., as VP of fundraising; Jody Larkin, representing the National Grocers Association, Arlington, Va., as VP, membership; Jodie Felter, director of human resources for Niemann Foods, Quincy, Ill., as VP of professional development; and Cindy Sorensen, VP of strategic information and relationship management for the Midwest Dairy Association, St. Paul, Minn., as secretary-treasurer.

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