We want to give a huge congratulations to our President, Joana McKenna, and our VP of Partner Growth, Alicia DeFinis, for being recognized by the Women in Retail Leadership Circle on the 2021 Top Women in Retail report!

Joana was recognized as a Top Woman in Retail and Alicia as a Women on the RISE. 

Brad Bonham, CEO of Walker Edison said of these recognitions, “The Top Women in Retail report from the Women in Retail Leadership Circle is a prestigious recognition, and we can think of no one more deserving than Joana and Alicia to receive this recognition. They are wonderful assets to the Walker Edison team, and we are grateful for all they do for us”

Walker Edison COO, Matt Davis said, “Joana and Alicia have been incredible additions to the Walker Edison team, this is a much-deserved recognition for both of them and we are grateful for all they contribute to Walker Edison!”

Our Senior VP of Global Sales & Partner Growth, Lance Ferguson, said, “Walker Edison has benefited greatly from Joana and Alicia’s leadership. In their time here both have played a critical role in elevating our team and taking us to new levels. We are grateful to have them as part of the Walker Edison Family”


Honorees were chosen based on several criteria, including position within their retail organizations, scope of responsibility within those positions, career achievements, involvement within the retail industry, and more. All the women featured answered a series of questions that offered great insights into their careers and what makes them tick – we’ve included Joana and Alicia’s responses below.

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