Altria joins NEW as foundation sponsor
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Group has joined the Network of Executive Women as a foundation sponsor,
supporting at the highest level the Network’s mission to attract, retain and
advance women in the consumer products and retail industry.
foundation sponsor, Altria, parent company of Phillip Morris USA, U.S.
Smokeless Tobacco Company, John Middleton and Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, will
help sustain the Network's programs, participate in national conferences and
regional events and have access to the Network's career development and
diversity and inclusion best practices tools.
partnership with NEW will support Altria’s talent strategies to develop more
female leaders, who play increasingly critical roles across all functions in
today’s consumer package goods industry,” said Craig Johnson, president and
CEO of Altria Group Distribution Company. Altria Group Distribution Company is
an Altria subsidiary that provides sales, distribution and consumer engagement
services to Altria’s tobacco companies.
will use the Network’s resources as a platform to support and grow its recently
formed employee resource group, Women in Sales Network. The group will be chaired by April
Drummond, section sales director, Altria Group Distribution Company.
believe in the power of the Network of Executive Women to help organizations
transform their workplaces, leverage their female talent and advance women’s
careers and, as a result, build business,” Drummond said. "We are fortunate to
have senior leaders who believe the same, and fully support those goals.”