Peggy Russell Wins The Most Influential Women in Convenience Services Award
Automatic Merchandiser recently launched a new women’s recognition awards series back in March. This series is meant to highlight the achievements of outstanding women in the convenience services industry and the impact on the companies that they work for. Nominations kicked off in April and Automatic Merchandiser has just announced the winners of The Most Influential Women in Convenience Services Award.
Amongst the announced winners was Five Star’s Vice President of Human Resources, Peggy Russell. The following is the written segment by Automatic Merchandiser:
Vice President, Human Resources, Five Star Food Service
Peggy Russell serves on the senior leadership team for Five Star Food Service, Canteen’s largest franchise. Since 2007, Russell has successfully guided the company through two recessions and a pandemic. Today, her team supports a growing base of just over 2,000 employees located in eight states. Russell is a leader and advocate for diversity, respect and fairness in the workplace. She is highly committed to her practice, holding an MBA and maintaining multiple certifications through SHRM and HRCI. Russell currently serves as a founding board member of Five Star’s nonprofit 501c3 foundation Feeding the Future, which raises money to donate to local food banks creating meals for kids facing hunger.