Look who’s moving up!
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Posted by: Barbara Francella
By Nancy Krawczyk
been a season of success for women leaders, and I’m thrilled to congratulate so
many Network friends and supporters — including two NEW Ambassadors — on their new roles and responsibilities at some of the industry’s
Nielsen’s Karen Fichuk has been promoted to President, North America. Karen, who has been with NEW platinum sponsor Nielsen for more than 20 years, recently served as the North American commercial go-to-market leader. She has also led the North American Nielsen retail business and served as global client leader for Kraft and Mondelēz.
At gold sponsor CVS Caremark Corporation, Helena
Foulkes was promoted to president of the company’s pharmacy division.
Moving up from her role as chief health care strategy and marketing officer,
Helena is now responsible for all aspects of the company's retail business,
including more than 7,600 retail stores, 19 distribution centers and retail
merchandising, supply chain, marketing, real estate, front store and pharmacy
too, to Lisa Paley, who has entered
the c-suite as chief customer officer for the United States at Pfizer Consumer
Healthcare. Lisa previously served as general manager of the Puerto Rico and
Caribbean regions. Her new responsibilities include oversight of consumer
promotion, display planning, account planning and sales training.
Kathy Waller has advanced to executive vice president and CFO at foundation
sponsor The Coca-Cola Company. Kathy, who leads the company’s Women’s
Leadership Council, most recently served as vice president of finance and
foundation sponsor Nestlé Group, NEW Ambassador Denise Willson was named vice president, medical sales for Nestlé
Infant Nutrition North America. Previously, Denise led the company’s medical
sales group for the United States. Her new responsibilities include North
American medical sales strategy and sharing best practices across the United
States, Canada and Puerto Rico.
Ambassador Kristina Cole has been
promoted to vice president and general manager, channels at platinum sponsor WhiteWave
Foods. Now responsible for managing the portfolio of products and brands, she
previously served as vice
president, business development and sales operations. Kristina is chair,
logistics for NEW Denver — thanks Kristina!
Have you or a peer recently advanced
to a new position? We’d love to hear about it. Email the good news to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.