NEW Board welcomes Deloitte, Walmart execs
Thursday, October 1, 2015
Posted by: Barbara Francella
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
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