The National Grocers Association (NGA) has presented Stephanie Becker with the Spirit of America Award. Becker is the chief legal officer for Associated Wholesale Grocers (AWG) and was recognized for her commitment to the independent grocery industry.
“Stephanie has been with AWG for 15 years, assisting independent retailers in securing store locations, financing expansions and expanding businesses,” said Greg Ferrara, NGA president and CEO. “Stephanie has walked the halls of Congress during Day in Washington, the supermarket industry’s fly-in, to advocate for policies benefiting independent retailers and wholesalers. In addition to her vital work for independents, Stephanie finds time to volunteer, participating in multiple mission trips to Nicaragua and India and mentoring students from local high schools near AWG.”
Established in 1982, NGA’s Spirit of America Award honors key industry and community leaders in the areas of community service and government relations for their work in advancing independent grocers. Past recipients have included Presidents George H.W. Bush and Gerald Ford.