PepsiCo’s Brian Cornell to take stage at NEW Summit
Thursday, June 27, 2013
Posted by: Barbara Francella
Brian Cornell, chief executive officer of PepsiCo Americas Foods,
will discuss the strategic importance of women’s leadership at the Network of
Executive Women’s NEW Leadership Summit, Oct. 21-23, 2013. More than
900 executives and emerging leaders from the retail and consumer goods industry
are expected to attend the three-day Summit at the Westin Bonaventure in
downtown Los Angeles.
Cornell will share his experiences in a one-on-on conversation
with NEW Past Chair Michelle Gloeckler, senior vice president, home, for
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. A question-and-answer session will follow.
Cornell oversees PepsiCo Americas Foods’ $24 billion portfolio,
which includes Frito-Lay North America, Quaker Foods and all of PepsiCo's Latin
American food businesses, including Sabritas and the Gamesa in Mexico. Cornell
also is responsible for overseeing all PepsiCo customer teams and Power of One
activities in the Americas.
Cornell has more than 30 years of experience in consumer products
marketing and general management. Prior to his current position, he was
president and CEO of Sam’s Club, a division of Wal-Mart Stores Inc., where he
also served as an executive vice president of the company. Previously, he was
CEO of Michaels, the largest specialty retailer of arts and crafts in North
America. He also served as executive vice president and chief marketing officer
for Safeway Inc., where he was responsible for the company’s marketing,
merchandising, manufacturing and distribution operations.
The NEW Leadership Summit will feature three keynote speakers;
three workshop tracks targeting emerging leaders, mid-level leaders and senior
executives; bonus NEW Leadership Academy sessions; and special networking events,
including the NEW Celebrating Excellence awards gala and banquet; the annual
Summit Luncheon; plus breakfast and refreshment breaks.
NEW members are invited toregisterfor the event at the
early bird rate of $795, a $100 savings. To become a Network member, contact
your company's NEW Ambassador or join now as an individual
member for $200 and enjoy 12 months of NEW benefits, including invitations to
national conferences and full access to the Network’s learning and online
networking and collaboration tools.
NEW Summit 2013 registration