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NEW Denver launches as Network’s 20th region

Tuesday, May 14, 2013   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Barbara Francella
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The Network of Executive Women welcomed Denver as its 20th region at a networking reception hosted by MillerCoors in Golden, Colo., May 9, 2013. More than 100 NEW members and supporters attended the event.

NEW Denver’s inaugural leadership team includes Co-Chair Programs Luci Sheehan, principal at Strategic Sales & Marketing Initiatives; Co-Chair Logistics Kristina Cole, vice president of national accounts for WhiteWave Foods; Secretary Debbie Wildrick, president and founder of Growing Innovative Brands, who also serves as NEW chair, membership; and Treasurer Erica Stone, group director of sales and exhibitions, New Hope Natural Media, a division of Penton Media.

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"The fast-growing Denver-area support of the Network’s mission to advance women and help create better workplaces and more competitive organizations in the consumer products and retail industry has been outstanding,” said Vice President of Member and Regional Services Stephanie McFee. "The hard work of the region’s first slate of officers and so many other volunteers to advance the careers of talented women underscores the great power ― and still-untapped potential ― of female leaders industry wide.”

Among the companies represented at the NEW Denver launch were Acosta Sales & Marketing, Atkins Nutritionals Inc., MillerCoors, Safeway Inc., WhiteWave Foods and XL Edge.

"As a national sponsor of NEW, MillerCoors is pleased to play a role in establishing the Denver region,” said Jami McDermid, vice president - commercial lead, business transformation
. "The response has been overwhelming, further underscoring the desire to connect, network and learn from others in the consumer goods/retail space. The opportunity to be part of the expansion of NEW and enable the women at MillerCoors to continue to grow through and with this talented group is exciting.”

"The NEW Denver officers believe the group will attract new members to the Network, including women in natural foods and products and many talented female entrepreneurs who will benefit from NEW,” Sheehan said. "We are so pleased with the initial response to establishing NEW Denver. Expect great things from the Mile High region!”

For information on NEW corporate memberships, which are designated for representatives of the Network’s sponsoring companies, contact your company’s NEW Ambassador. Individuals may register as Network members for an annual fee of $200.

NEW Denver reception hostess Jami McDermid of MillerCoors (center) chats with
NEW Denver officers Erica Stone and Kristina Cole (left) and Luci Sheehan and
Debbie Wildrick (right).

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