Regenia Stein receives Grize Hall of Fame Award
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Posted by: Barbara Francella
William J. Grize Hall of Fame Award was presented to Regenia Stein, former vice
president for business performance, industry development and communications at
Kraft Foods Group Inc., at the NEW Leadership Summit's Celebrating Excellence
Awards Gala, Oct. 22, 2013 in Los Angeles. More than 1,000 Network members
were present as NEW President and CEO Joan Toth presented the award.
William J. Grize Hall of Fame Award is named after the late Ahold USA CEO, an
early advocate of industry diversity. It honors industry leaders who have
demonstrated "an enduring commitment to the advancement of women and to
creating a diverse and inclusive workplace.”
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has been a member of the NEW Board since 2006. As sponsorship chair, she was
instrumental in launching a partnership program that doubled sponsor support.
She has served on the NEW Diversity and Inclusion Council and has played
significant roles in the Network’s succession planning project, the NEW
Multicultural Workforce Conference and the launch of NEW Toronto. She has
shared her experience at the NEW Leadership Summit and the NEW Leadership
Academy and has represented NEW at industry events and inside Kraft Foods Group
as a NEW Ambassador.
is not just active in the Network, she is active in her community and in our
industry,” Toth noted. "She is a trailblazer who has used her diversity to help
her company and open doors for others. She once described herself as an
‘opinioned black woman’ and I can tell you that her opinions― wise and softly
spoken ― have helped guide this Network like few other voices.”
Network also presented Board service awards to outgoing NEW Treasurer Rosa
Stroh, vice president and treasurer of The Hershey Company, and outgoing Board
members Linda Johnson, former chief diversity officer and vice president of
talent management and diversity at SUPERVALU, and Christy Consler, senior vice
president for human resources and corporate sustainability at Jamba Juice.
Regenia Stein, former vice president for business performance,
industry development and communications at Kraft Foods Group Inc.,
received the William J. Grize Hall of Fame Award at the NEW Summit.