Trish Lukasik, Kim Sentovich to co-chair NEW Forum
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Posted by: Barbara Francella
Trish Lukasik of
PepsiCo Inc. and Kim Sentovich of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. will serve as co-chairs
of the NEW Executive Leaders Forum 2015, which will embrace the theme
"Creative Disruption." More than 300 senior executives in the retail
and consumer goods and services industry are expected to attend the
invitation-only event, July 28-30 at the Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos
and Kim have demonstrated the ability to transform teams and
organizations," said NEW Forum designer Trudy Bourgeois, founder and CEO
of The Center for Workforce Excellence. "They are forward thinkers and not
afraid to disrupt to ensure they meet consumers' demands."
As senior vice
president of PepsiCo warehouse sales, Lukasik leads the sales organization for
a $10 billion portfolio of leading brands. During her 15-year career at
PepsiCo, she has worked across business units, functions and international
locations, including roles in manufacturing, worldwide operations and talent
sourcing. In 2013, she joined The Committee of 200, an invitation-only
organization of the world's most successful female business leaders.
vice president of Walmart's Pacific Division, is responsible for all operations
in Alaska, Hawaii and California Walmart locations. She has more than 20 years
of merchandising and operations experience in hard and softlines retailing,
including executive roles at The Home Depot.
women are pioneers in their own right, achieving senior executive status at two
of the largest companies on the face of the planet. They believe in
collaboration, innovation and creating the future, not wanting to watch the
future unfold,” Bourgeois said.
Lukasik and Sentovich are passionate about bringing the next
generation of women along the journey to gender equity in the workplace,
Bourgeois added. "Trish and Kim recognize and value the contributions of
all employees; they are committed to diversity and inclusion. They will, no
doubt, serve as great guides and help to shape a NEW Forum experience that will be