ADMAR Construction Equipment & Supplies
The largest independently owned construction equipment rental and sales company throughout New York, Pennsylvania and Ohio announced the hire of Joe Marlin as service manager in its Wilkes-Barre office. He will lead the Wilkes-Barre team to maximize shop efficiency, revenue and productivity. He will be responsible for maintaining a safe and positive work environment that leads to superior service and customer satisfaction. Marlin has 26 years of experience in fleet and service management. He joins the company from Mountain Energy Services, where he served as fleet manager.
Allied Services Integrated Health System
Jeffrey Sadavage, CPRP, was named assistant director of housing for the Behavioral Health Division. In his new role, Sadavage will assist in the operations of the Behavioral Health Division to help them meet prescribed statutes and regulations, accomplish rehabilitation objectives and maintain the fiscal integrity of all related programs. Sadavage earned his Bachelor of Science in psychology from the University of Scranton and has been with the health system for 24 years.
Allyson Simpson, BA, was named assistant director of community services. In her new role, Simpson will work with the Behavioral Heath Divisions management teams and staff to problem solve and work on operational tasks. Simpson attended King’s College and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in criminal justice and psychology with a minor in sociology. She has been with the health system’s behavioral health division for 20 years and has worked in multiple settings and programs.
Brittany Young, MA, was named assistant clinical manager for the Behavioral Health Division. In her new role, Young will assist staff in working with residents that exhibit behavioral issues by developing and implementing behavior intervention plans and will also assist in staff trainings. Young received her Bachelor of Arts degree in education from Wilkes University, followed by her Master of Arts in psychology from Marywood University. Young has been with Allied Services Behavioral Health division for more than two years.
Alison DeWitt, BS, joined as staff accountant for the health system’s Vocational Services Division. DeWitt received her Bachelor of Science in accounting from Misericordia University and also studied engineering at Pennsylvania State University. Before joining the health system, she was an accountant for an industrial construction company.
William Lezinski, MBA, CMA, joined as director of accounting for the Vocational Services Division. Lezinski earned his Bachelor of Science in accounting from Pennsylvania State University and his Master of Business Administration with a concentration in accounting from the University of Scranton. Lezinski brings a strong background in financial services, with more than 25 years in the banking and real estate investment industry.
Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania
Laura L. Lawrence was promoted to senior project manager. In addition to ensuring compliance with state, federal and organizational regulations, her new role will include the management of client financial deals and investment reporting. Lawrence has served for 12 years at BFTP/NEP as project manager.
Kerry M. McDonald was promoted to facilities manager. He will oversee the Ben Franklin TechVentures maintenance technician and the Bloomsburg Regional Technology Center facilities assistant. BFTP/NEP owns and operates both Ben Franklin TechVentures, Bethlehem, and the Bloomsburg Regional Technology Center, Bloomsburg. McDonald has served BFTP/NEP as senior maintenance coordinator for Entrepreneurial Services for 13 years.
Citizens Savings Bank
Dawn Lehutsky, Waymart, has been promoted to the position of branch manager in the Honesdale branch. Lehutsky joined the bank in September 1997 as a part-time teller and later moved to a full-time teller in January 1998. She was promoted to senior teller in September 2007, customer service lead in September 2010 and to her former position of assistant branch manager in March 2018.
Tameka Brown, Mount Pocono, has been promoted to the position of branch manager in the Mount Pocono branch. Brown joined the bank in December 2011 as assistant branch manager of the Mount Pocono branch. She graduated from William Patterson University.
Lehutsky and Brown will be responsible for maximizing sales and efficiency of their individual branch operations. They will manage, coach and mentor branch staff, ensuring each staff member has been appropriately trained in the sales process and bank policies and procedures.
Sandra Craig has been promoted to the position of branch manager in the Clarks Summit branch. She joined the bank in September 1986 as a full-time teller in the Clarks Summit branch and was later elevated to head teller in January 1993. She was then promoted to assistant branch manager of the West Scranton branch in March 1996 and later transitioned to her most recent role of assistant branch manager in the Clarks Summit branch. She will manage, coach and mentor branch staff, ensuring each staff member has been appropriately trained in the sales process and bank policies and procedures.
Brian Drozdick, a resident of Eynon, will be transitioning to the Clarks Summit branch as the new assistant branch manager. Drozdick started his career with the bank as an assistant branch manager in the South Side branch in June 2012. He is a graduate of the University of Scranton with a Bachelor of Science in marketing. Drozdick will continue to be responsible to maximize sales and efficiency by assisting the branch manager with all aspects of individual branch operation including daily operations, customer service, sales, directing training, and coaching personnel.
County of Lackawanna Transit System
Executive director Bob Fiume has again been elected chairman of the Pennsylvania Public Transportation Association board. Fiume, who has served as executive director since June 2008, was elected May 4, as chair. He previously served as chairman from April 2015 to April 2018, and as vice-chair from April 2018 to May 4. PPTA’s members include transit systems and agencies from all 67 Pennsylvania counties and vendors that serve the transportation industry represented by 14 board members and led by the Executive Committee and Chairman of the Board. Fiume formerly served as executive director of Hazleton Public Transit for eight and a half years.
Michael J. Cummings, employee benefits consultant at the agency, has earned the Certified Self-Funding Specialist (CSFS) professional designation from the Health Care Administrators Association. Cummings completed an extensive curriculum of seven comprehensive courses tailored for insurance professionals wishing to pursue advanced healthcare knowledge of third party administration and self-funding. The certification provides an unmatched understanding of the self-funded insurance market. Cummings is a graduate of Scranton Preparatory School and the Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C.
East Stroudsburg University
Karen Lucas was appointed vice president of enrollment management effective July 1. With more than 27 years of work experience in higher education, Lucas comes to the university from the University of North Florida (UNF) where she most recently served as assistant vice president of enrollment services. Lucas earned a Bachelor of Science in journalism from Boston University and a Master of Science in history from Florida Atlantic University. As vice president for enrollment management, Lucas will report directly to the President and will serve as a member of the university’s senior leadership team.
Family Vision Care of Kingston
Carl J. Urbanski, O.D., of Mountain Top was recently appointed chairman of the American Optometric Association’s Evidence Based Optometry Committee. Urbanski was originally appointed in 2012 and has served as chair of the Glaucoma Guideline development group. Urbanski is a graduate of Wilkes University and the Pennsylvania College of Optometry. He is a past president of the Pennsylvania Optometric Association and past chair of the Pennsylvania State Board of Optometry. Urbanski is also a diplomate of the American Board of Optometry.
Italian American Podcast
Stephanie Longo of Dunmore was recently named associate producer and administrative officer of the New York-based podcast, dedicated to helping Italian Americans celebrate their heritage. A graduate of the University of Scranton (BA, Italian and French; MA, history) and Regent University (MA, journalism), she possesses a Women in Leadership certificate and a Women in Entrepreneurship certificate from Cornell University and is a graduate of the Leadership Lackawanna Core Program. Longo is also the book reviews editor for Ovunque Siamo: New Italian American Writing. She is the former director of marketing and communications of the Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce.
Raymond James Financial Services
Nicole Sennett, CRPC, branch manager and senior financial advisor of Sennett and Associates Wealth Group, was nominated to the “2020 Forbes Top Women Wealth Advisor” list. The Forbes ranking of America’s Top 1,000 Women Wealth Advisors, developed by SHOOK Research, is based on an algorithm of qualitative and quantitative data, rating thousands of wealth advisors with a minimum of seven years of experience and weighing factors like revenue trends, AUM, compliance records, industry experience and best practices learned through telephone and in-person interviews.
Janney Montgomery Scott
The full-service wealth management, capital markets and asset management firm headquartered in Philadelphia announced that Martin Genello, AIF, has earned the Certified Financial Planner professional designation in accordance with CFP Board certification and renewal requirements. He is a member of Wilson Wealth Advisory, located in the Scranton office with a focus on insurance planning and employer-sponsored retirement plans for the team and prioritizing opportunities with profit sharing and 401(k) Plans. Genello is Series 6, Series 7, Series 63 and Series 65 licensed and is a Pa. licensed life and health agent. He has also earned the Accredited Investment Fiduciary designation.
Four faculty members contributed to the most recent issue of “Expositions: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Humanities.” The contributions represent half of the selections in the latest issue of the journal, which is administered by the Villanova University Center for Liberal Education. The theme of the forum is the implications of published works by the philosopher Alasadair MacIntyre to the teachings of ethics.
Contributions were written by Dr. Bernard Prusak, professor of philosophy and director of the McGowan Center for Ethics and Social Responsibility; Dr. Regan Reitsma, professor of philosophy and director of the college’s Honors Program; Dr. Joel Shuman, professor of theology; and Dr. Jordan Rodgers, a visiting assistant professor and formerly a post-doctoral Fellow with the McGowan Center for Ethics and Social Responsibility. In addition to writing the introductory article, Prusak also edits the forum, which appears in the journal once per year.
Luzerne County Community College
Maureen Savner, of Mountain Top, professor and coordinator of dental hygiene, was selected recently by her peers to receive the John and Suanne Roueche Teaching Excellence Award. The award, created by the League for Innovation, recognizes faculty members for excellence in teaching, innovation in instruction, commitment to student success, contributions to the mission and goals of the college, commitment to diversity and cooperative spirit.
Mack Law Offices
The American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys has recognized the exceptional performance of criminal law attorney Mark Mack as 2020 10 Best Criminal Law Attorneys for Client Satisfaction. Attorneys who are selected to the “10 Best” list must pass AICLA’s rigorous selection process, which is based on client and/or peer nominations, thorough research, and AICLA’s independent evaluation. AICLA’s annual list was created to be used as a resource for clients during the attorney selection process. One of the most significant aspects of the selection process involves attorneys’ relationships and reputation among his or her clients.
Marshall, Parker & Weber
Certified Elder Law Attorney Tammy A. Weber has been named Pennsylvania chapter member of the year by the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. She received the award at the annual winter meeting of the Pennsylvania Association of Elder Law Attorneys, a state chapter of the national organization. Weber was recognized for her outstanding contributions to the state chapter over the past year. Weber is currently serving as president-elect of PAELA. She is the managing attorney of the nationally recognized elder law and estate planning law firm with offices in Williamsport, Wilkes-Barre, Jersey Shore and Scranton.
Sunny Sinha, Ph.D., associate professor in the School of Social Work and lead author of “A Survey of the Mobile Phone-Based Interventions for Violence Prevention Among Women,” was recently published in Advances in Social Work. The article addresses Information Communication Technologies, particularly mobile phone technology, and its increase in relationships between individuals by enhancing their ability to frequently communicate with one another through different mediums including text, audio, video and emojis. Sinha is a Fahs-Beck scholar, a doctoral dissertation grant program that helps support dissertation expenses of students in the U.S. and Canada.
Maura Smith, BSN, RN, director of Student Health Services, recently shared the university’s efforts in addressing COVID-19 on campus with the American College Health Association. The resources that the university posted have been recognized as valuable, and ACHA asked for permission to share those resources on its website. The documents shared include a COVID-19 triage form, wellness package and the university’s flyer, “What to Do If You Are Sick With 2019 Novel Coronavirus.” Since sharing the information, the submitted items have had 52 views and 124 downloads.
Christine Medley, MFA, art department interim chair and associate professor of graphic design, recently had her book titled, “Printmaking, How to Print Anything on Everything,” released. Her guide presents 12 easy-to-follow projects that demonstrate time-honored techniques for decorating gift bags and coasters, transferring images to mugs and T-shirts, and embellishing other items. Suitable for crafters at all levels of ability and of all ages, the projects employ common household items such as cardboard tubes, cork and rubber erasers. Medley earned her Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland.
Christopher Speicher, Ph.D., associate professor and director of entrepreneurship in the School of Business and Global Innovation, has been named a regional recipient of the 2020 ACBSP Teaching Excellence Award. The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs recognizes individuals each year who exemplify teaching excellence in the classroom. Speicher will be honored, along with other regional recipients, at the ACBSP Virtual Conference 2020, June 22-24. He will receive a crystal medallion and a $250 check. He is now a candidate for the International Teaching Excellence Award.
The university’s annual Giving Day 2020, ONE DAY #ONEMARYWOOD, surpassed expectations, despite the tremendous challenges the greater community faces during the pandemic. The 24-hour day of giving provided students with the opportunity to see the full strength of the Marywood Family, including many alumni and friends who came together to celebrate and support them.
In addition to alumni messages of encouragement, videos, photos and social media posts that used the hashtag #ONEMARYWOOD, some alumni used the event to introduce a healthy competition among themselves. Such was the case for Board of Trustee members, Michael E. Bugno ‘98, director of global events at Fiserv; and Maria C. Gogal ‘04, director of oncology global expert input and medical education in global medical affairs at Merck & Co. Inc.
Bugno’s challenge of 25 donors for a $2,000 gift to Campus Ministry Service Programs and Gogal’s challenge of 50 donors for a $1,000 gift to the Student Emergency Fund both surpassed expectations. Gogal’s challenge of 50 donors was matched by Merck through the employee matching gift program.
The board of trustees recently honored two esteemed members of the faculty by presenting them with professor emerita status.
Marianne “Molly” S. Vitale, D.Ed., of West Pittston retired as an associate professor of teacher education. She was awarded emerita status following 22 years of service. Barbara J. McCraith, Ph.D., of Dallas retired as an associate professor of biology, and was granted emerita status following 20 years of service to the academic community. Vitale began her career at the university in 1979 and served on the faculty as an associate professor from 1980-88 in the Division of Professional Studies, and from 1997-2019 in the Teacher Education Department. She was appointed co-chairwoman of teacher education for the academic years 2007-08 through 2009-10 and from 2012-13 until retiring in 2019. She holds a D.Ed. in school psychology and an M.S. in education of exceptional children from Penn State University.
McCraith joined the university’s biology faculty in 1999. Throughout her career, she taught a variety of courses, including general biology, botany and biological principles, genetics, physiology, ecology, zoology and marine biology. She served as dean of the College of Arts and Sciences from 2006-08. She retired in 2019. McCraith holds a Ph.D. in marine science from the University of South Carolina, an M.S. in biology from Winthrop College, an M.S. in secondary education from the State University of New York at Oneonta, and a B.S. in biology from LeMoyne College.
Kathleen Cieplak Owens, Ph.D., was appointed to serve as president of the institution for the 2020-21 academic year. Owens’ term as president will begin July 1 and end on June 30, 2021. She is president emerita of Gwynedd Mercy University in Lower Gwynedd Twp., where she served as president from 2002 until her retirement in August 2017. Owens served in leadership roles on several national and regional boards, including as board chairwoman for the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Pennsylvania. She will replace Thomas J. Botzman, Ph.D., as president. Botzman is completing a highly successful seven-year term.
Joshua D. Winneker, J.D., associate professor of business, recently co-authored the scholarly article, “Higgins V. Kentucky Sports Radio Reframed: Balancing Free Speech and Emotional Distress Liability When Fans Take Things Too Far,” in the Charleston Law Review with Sam C. Ehrlich, J.D., a doctoral candidate at Florida State University. In the research paper, the authors address the intersection of intentional infliction of emotional distress tort liability and the defense of free speech protection under the First Amendment when dealing with abusive and unruly fans during and after sporting events. Ian Silfies of Palmerton, a university student double majoring in philosophy and Government, Law and National Security, served as a research assistant for the scholarly project. The paper focuses on the controversial college basketball game that pitted the University of Kentucky against the rival North Carolina Tar Heels on March 26, 2017. After the game, Kentucky coach John Calipari expressed his dissatisfaction with the officiating.
The Acura Division of American Honda Motor Co. Inc. announced that Dustin Hettrich was recently honored as a Top Performer–Client Satisfaction in the 2019 Council of Sales Excellence. To achieve this distinction, Hettrich provided exceptional care and buying experiences to his clients. More than 2,200 sales consultants in the Acura dealer network are eligible for membership in the Council of Sales Excellence, which honors individuals for outstanding performance in the areas of sales volume, client satisfaction and training. Hettrich has earned top-performer status in the Council of Sales Excellence for the fifth time.
O’Donnell Law Offices
The American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys has recognized the exceptional performance of personal injury attorney Catherine O’Donnell as 2020 10 Best Personal Injury Attorneys for Client Satisfaction.
The institute is a third-party attorney rating organization that publishes an annual list of the Top 10 Personal Injury attorneys in each state. Attorneys who are selected to the “10 Best” list must pass the AIOPIA’s rigorous selection process, which is based on client and/or peer nominations, thorough research, and AIOPIA’s independent evaluation. AIOPIA’s annual list was created to be used as a resource for clients during the attorney selection process.
O’Malley, Harris, Durkin & Perry
The National Board of Trial Advocacy announced that attorney Michael P. Perry has successfully achieved re certification as a civil trial advocate. The NBTA was formed out of a strong conviction that both the law profession and its clients would benefit from an organization designed specifically to create an objective set of standards illustrating an attorney’s experience and expertise in the practice of trial law. Board certification is the highest, most stringent and most reliable honor an attorney can achieve. Perry is a graduate of Dickinson School of Law. He is a member of Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and National Registry of Who’s Who.
Mark Yasenchak, CFA, was appointed senior business development officer for PNC Institutional Asset Management in the Central and Northeastern Pennsylvania markets. He will consult with clients and prospective clients in the region to identify solutions and provide actionable insight regarding their investment and ancillary needs for retirement, charitable and corporate assets. He formerly worked at PFM Asset Management LLC, advising institutional clients on the oversight of their multi-asset class investments with a focus on defined benefit and defined contribution retirement plans, other post-employment benefit funds, health plans, endowments and foundations, and other long-term investment funds.
Tobyhanna Army Depot
Dawn LoDolce, secretary, and Matthew Carlson, electronic systems mechanic, were named the depot’s Employee of the Quarter for the first quarter of fiscal year 2020, junior and senior categories, respectively. LoDolce is assigned to the Production Engineering Directorate’s ISR Engineering Division while Carlson works in the C4ISR Directorate’s ATCALS/Range Threat Systems Division. Carlson travels all over the country helping military units troubleshoot and repair AN/MSQ-135 Mobile Tower Systems in the field. He also retrieves and returns systems that undergo depot-level repairs at the depot. Winners will receive a special parking space for the quarter, a $500 On-The-Spot Award and a plaque. Winning packages are automatically forwarded to the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command to compete in their respective categories.
Arleen Coates joined as the depot’s first full-time retirement services officer in January. Coates and her team provide pre-retirement and retirement services to military members on active duty, veterans and family members in the armed forces of the United States. The staff, among other things, is trained to help clients choose survivor electives for spouses and children, and update information to reflect major changes, such as death or divorce. The retired United States Army officer leads an all-volunteer force that dedicates more than 5,000 hours a year to helping people in 17 counties throughout Northeast Pennsylvania.
University of Scranton
An article written by accounting professors was awarded the inaugural Curt Verschoor Ethics Feature of the Year from the Institute of Management Accountants’ Committee on Ethics and Strategic Finance. The article, titled “The Value of Trust,” was written by Amanda S. Marcy, assistant professor of accounting; Douglas M. Boyle, D.B.A., chairman of the university’s accounting department; James F. Boyle, D.B.A., assistant professor of accounting; and Daniel P. Mahoney, Ph.D., professor of accounting. The award highlights an article that focuses on the importance of ethics in business as a whole and finance and accounting in particular.
The new annual award is named in memory of Curtis C. Verschoor, a longtime member of the IMA Committee on Ethics, editor of the Strategic Finance Ethics column for 20 years, and a significant contributor to the development and revisions of the IMA Statement of Ethical Professional Practice.
Marcy was named assistant professor of accounting at Scranton in 2018 and previously served as a faculty specialist in the department. She worked as an accountant for Baker Tilly Virchow Krause LLP. She is a certified public accountant and member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the American Accounting Association and the Healthcare Financial Management Association. Marcy earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting and an MBA specialized in accounting from the University of Scranton. She is currently pursuing her doctorate of business administration in accounting at the university.
Douglas Boyle serves as director of the university’s internationally recognized DBA program and the founder and director of the university’s Nonprofit Leadership Certificate Program.
In addition, he, along with James Boyle and Mahoney, led the university’s effort to establish a Business High School Scholars Program. Articles written by these three professors have also won four Institute of Management Accountants’ “outstanding article of the year” medals, including two gold medals.
A certified public accountant, as well as a certified management accountant, he has more than 25 years of industry executive experience. An award-winning teacher, he was profiled in 2019 as one of just six “Professors to Know in Business Programs Based in the Northeast” selected by Bschools.org, an online resource for entrepreneurs.
Dr. James Boyle has taught part time at the university since 2009 and full time since 2012 and also served as an internal auditor for the university for more than a decade. He has published articles in multiple academic journals, including The CPA Journal, Strategic Finance, The Journal of Forensic and Investigative Accounting and Internal Auditing. He holds a bachelor’s and MBA from the University of Scranton and a DBA from Kennesaw State University.
Mahoney, an award-winning teacher and scholar, has had research published in numerous professional journals, such as The CPA Journal, Internal Auditor, Management Accounting Quarterly and Journal of Business and Economics Research, Accounting and Financial Management. A certified public accountant, he was named Kania School of Management’s Professor of the Year five times and has won numerous other awards for teaching. He earned a bachelor’s degree and an MBA from the University of Scranton as well as a doctorate in accounting from Syracuse University.
“Addiction, Attachment, Trauma, and Recovery: The Power of Connection,” a book by professor Oliver Morgan, Ph.D., won a 2020 Independent Press Award in the category of Addiction and Recovery.
The prestigious international competition is judged by experts from different aspects of the book industry, including publishers, writers, editors, book cover designers and professional copywriters. Selected award winners and distinguished favorites are based on overall excellence.
Morgan joined the faculty in 1990. He has authored or co-authored ten book chapters and proceedings, covering topics that include addiction, pastoral care, spirituality and clinical practice.
Michael E. Kelley, Ph.D., BCBA-D, joined as a faculty member in the Counseling and Human Services Department. He holds a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst-Doctoral degree, which is a doctoral designation for Board Certified Behavior Analysts with doctoral training in behavior analysis. Kelley will take a leadership role with the university’s Autism Collaborative Centers of Excellence, which is part of a multi-year, multi-million dollar regional initiative led by the AllOne Foundation He will also teach in the university’s post-graduate Applied Behavior Analysis Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study.
“Post-pandemic clinical nursing education: The value of academic-practice partnerships,” an article written by three university professors of nursing, was published in April by American Nurse. In the article, authors Mary Jane K. DiMattio, Ph.D., professor of nursing and director for the University’s Office of Educational Assessment; Sharon S. Hudacek, Ed.D., professor of nursing, and Catherine P. Lovecchio, Ph.D., associate professor of nursing, underscored the benefits of academic-practice partnerships in nursing as seen during the COVID-19 pandemic. The university has had Clinical Liaison Nurse Academic Practice Partnership with Regional Hospital of Scranton, Moses Taylor Hospital and Geisinger Community Medical Center. Through this partnership model, the university was able to offer support to its clinical partners coping with the COVID-19 pandemic in several ways, including the donation of personal protective equipment supplies from student practical laboratories to partner hospitals and the lending of three ventilators from the university’s nurse anesthetist laboratories. The university’s Nursing Department also produced a video of support and thanks from current students and faculty to Clinical Liaison Nurse partners.
Weichert Real Estate Affiliates Inc.
Hibble & Associates announced Debra Harris (sales achievement) as the 2019 Office Award Winner. The Realtor was honored by the national franchise organization based on achieving specified production requirements in gross commission income or units earned in 2019. Winning affiliated agents earned their recognition from among associates in 40 states at the year’s end.
Zbigniew J. Witczak, Ph.D., professor in the pharmaceutical sciences department in the Nesbitt School of Pharmacy, has been named a Fellow of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry. Witczak serves on the editorial boards of numerous scientific journals. He has authored nearly 100 articles that have appeared in international scientific journals and has published six books. He joined the faculty in 2000 and was appointed chairman of the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences in the Nesbitt School of Pharmacy from 2013 to 2019.
The company announced the promotion of Brian Bosworth to senior director of center store merchandising and sales and Ashley Odom to director of center store merchandising. In his new position, Bosworth will oversee dry grocery, general merchandise, health and beauty care, frozen; dairy, grocery, beer, wine and spirits, and center store field merchandising. He joined the company in 2011 as a category manager and subsequently worked as center store sales manager and most recently as director of center store merchandising. He reports to Richard Gunn, senior vice president, merchandising and sales. In her new position, Odom oversees the day-to-day management of frozen, dairy and beer, wine and spirits. She joined the company in 2018 as senior category manager for adult beverages. She previously worked in category management positions at Albertson’s and Supervalu.