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Cherokee Native Becky Hockman Joins the Hy-Vee Hall of Fame

January 9, 2019 | News & Press Releases

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (Jan. 9, 2019) — Cherokee native Becky Hockman was named to the Hy-Vee Hall of Fame in December. Hockman, vice president of retail accounting, was recently inducted as the 2018 Department Director of the Year at the company’s annual stockholders’ meeting.

Hockman was nominated for the honor by her peers, who noted her outstanding leadership style that has successfully transitioned many of the retail store accounting responsibilities to her team. Hockman has been a tremendous asset to Hy-Vee’s accounting department, which led to Hockman being named Department Director of the Year.

Hy-Vee Chairman, CEO and President Randy Edeker cited Hockman’s leadership and positive attitude as the main contributors to her honor.

“I’m so proud of the fantastic leader Becky is in our retail accounting department and within our company,” Edeker said. “Becky approached the challenge of moving our accounting functions to a central location with a positive attitude and a drive to make the transition successful – and she did.”

Hockman began her career at Hy-Vee in 1995 at the Cherokee store where she was a part-time checker/stocker. In 1999, she became a full-time internal auditor in the Hy-Vee internal audit department and was promoted to a store accounting supervisor in 2000. Soon after, she was named retail accounting supervisor. In 2011, Hockman was promoted to assistant director of retail accounting. She transitioned to director of retail accounting in 2015. She was recently promoted to her current position as an assistant vice president of retail accounting. Hockman was first inducted into the Hy-Vee Hall of Fame as Supervisor of the Year in 2005.

Hockman received her bachelor’s degree in accounting from Buena Vista University.


About Hy-Vee, Inc.

Hy-Vee, Inc. is an employee-owned corporation operating more than 245 retail stores across eight Midwestern states with sales of $10 billion annually. The supermarket chain is synonymous with quality, variety, convenience, healthy lifestyles, culinary expertise and superior customer service. Hy-Vee ranks in the Top 10 Most Trusted Brands and has been named one of America’s Top 5 favorite grocery stores. The company’s more than 80,000 employees provide “A Helpful Smile in Every Aisle” to customers every day. For additional information, visit