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NEW Board welcomes Deloitte, Walmart execs

Thursday, October 1, 2015  
Posted by: Barbara Francella
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NEW Board members and officers met at the NEW Leadership Summit 2015 in Dallas.

Network of Executive Women members elected two industry leaders from Deloitte and Walmart to its Board of Directors at its Annual Members Meeting during the NEW Leadership Summit, Sept. 30, 2015 in Dallas.


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Carmen Bauza, senior vice president and general merchandising manager, consumables and health and wellness for Wal-Mart Stores Inc., and Nicola Johnson, principal, consumer and industrial products practice for Deloitte Consulting, were elected to the NEW Board as directors at-large.


"The Network's ambitious plans to rapidly grow membership, invest in transformative technologies and add value for new and long-time members and partners requires a Board of strong, visionary leaders," said NEW President and CEO Joan Toth. "We're fortunate to benefit from leaders like Carmen and Nicola, who are passionate about advancing women in the industry and leveraging the business benefits of gender equity. NEW officers and Board members know that as women succeed, their organizations flourish and the industry prospers."


At the Annual Members Meeting, NEW Vice Chair Karen Stuckey, senior vice president, softlines and general merchandise sourcing at Wal-Mart Stores Inc., was elected Board chair. NEW Board Chair Betsy Hosick, general manager, procurement, downstream, midstream and services for Chevron Corporation, was elected immediate past chair.


Suzanne (Sue) Sears, vice president, global diversity and inclusion for Kimberly-Clark, was elected NEW education and research chair. She previously served as NEW Board director at-large. Marla Thompson, senior vice president, U.S. strategy for Catalina, was reelected to the position of regional advisory chair. Tammy DeBoer, senior vice president, merchandising at Family Dollar Stores Inc.; was re-elected as director at-large.


Toth thanked outgoing NEW Education and Research Chair Maria Edelson of Sales & Capability Development and directors at-large Sarah Chartrand of Ahold USA, Dian Emerson of Safeway, Tonie Leatherberry of Deloitte, Marnette Perry of Kroger and Greg Warren of Walmart.


"The Network, our members and partner companies, and the industry's diversity and inclusion efforts have benefited from the generous and valuable service of Maria, Sarah, Dian, Tonie, Marnette and Greg," Toth said. "We thank them for their efforts to close the gender gap. They've made a difference and helped propel women's leadership throughout the industry."

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