Private Companies

Since the age of five, Colleen Wegman has been visiting her great-grandfather’s Wegmans grocery store chains. Over the years she acquired unparalleled business knowledge and leadership skills that lead her to continue her family’s legacy of running a top-quality grocery store as CEO and President. Wegman grew up in the company watching not only her …

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Named in July of 2016, Lisa M. Harper is Belk’s first acting female CEO. Harper was tasked with reimagining the department store. Since taking over Belk in 2016, Harper has focused on fostering a culture where teams test and learn, make decisions using a growth mindset, and create a workplace where associates feel comfortable being …

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Susan Hakkarainen is co-chair and co-CEO of Lutron Electronics Co., the chief producer of lighting, shade, and temperature controls for private and business applications. Hakkarainen is likewise the founder and Chief Creative Officer of Ivalo Lighting, Inc., an auxiliary of Lutron Electronics, which structures, produces and sells creative lighting installations considered as engineering components. Previously …

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CEO and President of Blackhawk Network Holdings Inc., Talbott Roche, addresses consumer challenges regarding access and convenience by providing an easy solution through gift cards, prepaid cards, digital payment opportunities, as well as incentives and reward programs. Roche seizes growth opportunities and successfully execute the vision behind Blackhawk by prioritizing the engagement of her employees. …

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Serving as an example and role model are ways InterTech Group’s CEO, Anita Zucker, runs the private, family-owned holding company. Founded in 1982 by Zucker’s late husband, Jerry Zucker, who sadly passed away in 2008, left her with a growing company and the values of honesty, respect, and fairness. Zucker believes InterTech being family-owned makes …

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With deep industry knowledge of electric and natural gas service and an understanding of both customer needs and the world’s need for cleaner energy, Mary E. Kipp is Puget Sound Energy’s (PSE) CEO. Kipp looks to position PSE to transition to clean energy and ensure PSE is everyone’s choice for energy in Washington state. Kipp …

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20-year Edward Jones vet, Penny Pennington, is managing partner of one of the biggest and most well- known brokerage firms in the U.S. Pennington started at Edward Jones in 2000 as a financial advisor. Over her years at Edward Jones, Pennington has held numerous leadership roles in New Financial Advisor Training, Branch Office Administrator Development, …

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