NEW welcomes seven retail/cpg leaders to Board
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Posted by: Barbara Francella
The Network of Executive Women elected seven
industry leaders to its Board of Directors and took its Annual Members Meeting during
the NEW Leadership Summit, Oct. 23, 2014 in Atlanta.
Ken Charles, vice president of global inclusion and staffing
at General Mills Inc., was elected to the Network’s Board in the newly created
position of NEW chair, diversity and inclusion. Charles will oversee a
committee of industry leaders who will define and lead the Network’s inclusion
strategy and mission; create accountability for diversity and inclusion among
the Network’s 20 regions; and develop and report success metrics.
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Dorria L. Ball, vice president of human resources, U.S.
sales at Mondelēz International; Suzan Kereere, senior vice president and
general manager, National Client Group at American Express; Dawn Kirk, senior
vice president of sales and operations, East region for Coca-Cola Refreshments
at The Coca-Cola Company; Karen Mooney, vice president, global total rewards
for The Hershey Company; Ginnie Roeglin, senior vice president, e-commerce,
publishing and Costco travel at Costco Inc.; and Greg Warren, vice president,
global diversity and inclusion for Wal-Mart Stores Inc., joined the NEW Board
as at-large directors.
"As the Network continues to support women’s leadership
at all levels of the retail/consumer products industry, we are fortunate to be
able to benefit from the experience, passion and commitment of these senior
executives,” said NEW President and CEO Joan Toth. "They recognize and
have realized at their own companies the business benefits of gender equity in
the workplace. They are mentors, sponsors, advocates and leaders who have seen
first-hand that as women advance, the industry advances.”
At the Members Annual Meeting, NEW Board Chair Betsy Hosick,
general manager procurement, DM&S for Chevron Corporation; Treasurer Erby
Foster, director, diversity and inclusion at The Clorox Company; Secretary
Regenia Stein, principal at Ingenuity Consulting; Sponsorship Chair Margarita
Rossi, senior director, strategic customer strategy and customer innovation,
DePuy Synthes, for Johnson & Johnson; and Marketing & Communications Chair
Lisa Walsh, senior vice president, PepsiCo sales for PepsiCo Inc., were
re-elected to their officer positions.
Karen Stuckey, senior vice president, softlines and general
merchandise sourcing for Wal-Mart Stores Inc., was elected to serve as Board
vice chair. She previously served on the NEW Board as an at-large director.
At-large directors elected to continue their Board service
are Trish Adams, executive vice president, apparel and home for Target
Corporation; Dian Emerson, vice president, human resources, business services
and diversity for Safeway Inc.; Vicki Felker, vice president of pet specialty,
customer development group for Nestlé Purina PetCare; Amy Hahn, senior vice
president, marketing at Ahold USA; Meg Ham, president of Bottom Dollar Food;
and Monica Turner, vice president, North America at Procter & Gamble.
Toth thanked outgoing NEW
Past Board Chair Michelle Gloeckler, executive vice president, consumables and
U.S. manufacturing lead for Wal-Mart Stores Inc.; Membership Chair Debbie
Wildrick, chief advisory officer of MetaBrand LLC, and at-large directors Mike
Gorshe, managing director, CG&S and food retail at Accenture; Eva Kohn,
executive vice president and chief revenue officer for CBA Industries; Julie
Hamilton, chief of staff and executive assistant, office of the chairman and
CEO for The Coca-Cola Company; and Bethany Quam, vice president, sales-U.S.
Channels at General Mills Inc.
our members and our sponsor companies have greatly benefited from the service
of Michelle, Debbie, Mike, Eva, Julie and Bethany, whose ongoing efforts to
close the gender achievement gap have driven results at their companies and
fostered diversity throughout our industry,” Toth said. "We thank them for
sharing their talents and time so generously during their tenures.”
Dorria L. Ball