Joan Toth named Network president and CEO
Sunday, March 13, 2011
Toth has been named president and CEO of the Network of Executive Women, the
consumer products and retail industry’s largest diversity organization. She has
held the title of executive director since shortly after the Network was
founded in 2001.
Network’s top elected official--Michelle Gloeckler, senior vice president,
merchandising execution, at Walmart Stores--has been named Network chair. She
had held the title of president before today’s announcement.
Julie Hamilton, senior vice president of global customer and commercial
leadership for The Coca-Cola Company, is now the Network’s vice chair.
Immediate past president Alison Kenney Paul, vice chairman and U.S. retail
leader for Deloitte, has been given the new title of past chair.
change brings the Network in compliance with regulations and is consistent with
other not-for-profit organizations. The change also aligns us with best
practices and better expresses the way we work,” Gloeckler said. "Joan leads
our day-to-day operations, while our chair, vice chair and other elected leaders
develop strategy for the Network’s future growth and development. As we
celebrate our 10th anniversary, this change reflects the Network’s growth from
a small group of industry players into one of the industry’s major mission-driven
Toth was named executive director shortly after the Network’s establishment
in 2001 and has presided over a decade
of rapid growth. The Network is now a 3,300-member organization with 70
national sponsors and 17 regional groups in the United States and Canada.
Prior to joining the
Network, Toth launched Go-To-Market
Strategies, a retail industry consulting firm, and led print,
event and web business development activities for the retail and food industry
publications of Bill Communications. Toth previously served as vice president
and publisher of Convenience Store News
and group publisher of the retail and distribution publications of Macfadden
Trade Communications. Toth has served on numerous industry boards and
committees, including the Supplier Board of Directors of the National Association
of Convenience Stores.