NEW members elect Catherine Lindner to Board chair
Monday, October 22, 2012
Network of Executive Women has elected Catherine Lindner, former vice president
of retail marketing for Walgreen Co., to serve as Board chair at the Network’s annual members
meeting during the NEW Leadership Summit, Oct. 22, 2012 in Dallas.
the immediate past Board vice chair, will serve a one-year term and is eligible
for a second term. Annie
Zipfel, division vice president, customer marketing for REI, was elected Board vice chair.
Zipfel most recently served as NEW chair, marketing and communications.
"Catherine Lindner’s experience as a senior
leader in one of the country’s most successful retail companies and previous
roles working with the largest consumer products companies will help take NEW
to the next level,” said NEW President and CEO Joan Toth. "Her passion and enthusiasm
for developing women leaders and keen dedication to our mission to recruit, retain
and advance women in the consumer products and retail industry is absolute.”
As vice president of retail marketing for
Walgreen Co., Lindner was responsible for marketing strategy, planning and
execution for the $22 billion retail business. Lindner joined Walgreens in 1999
as category manager for the hair care category and served in roles of
increasing responsibility. She led Walgreens’ participation in the Retail
Commission on Shopper Marketing, a group of 28 retailers, manufacturers and
agency partners that developed a process for shopper marketing engagement
designed to streamline the development of programs between retailers and
Before joining Walgreens, Lindner spent 11 years at Information
Resources Inc. (IRI). She held several positions in marketing mix modeling,
client services and category management consulting, including vice president of
tactical sales consulting, managing a team responsible for creating fact-based
category plans for both manufacturers and retailers. Lindner helped found NEW
At REI, Zipfel is responsible for customer
insights, marketing planning, acquisition and retention initiatives, across all
channels. Prior to this, Zipfel served as vice president, owned brands for
Target Corporation. She has spent her entire career in consumer products
brand management and retail, including roles at General Mills.