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NEW Executive Leaders Forum 2011
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Strategy to Execution: Making Vision Reality

Nearly 200 senior-level cpg/retail executives attended the NEW Executive Leaders 2011 July 19-21 at the Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif. The fifth annual Forum focused on how to turn vision into strategies that work. Don't miss the 2012 NEW Executive Leaders Forum, returning July 31-August 2 to the Terranea Resort outside Los Angeles.


Blogs from all sessions | Photo album | Video | Yearbook | Workbook | Prospectus |

Forum 2010 | Forum website

Wednesday notes| Thursday notes


General sessions


Bonus career workshop | Becoming an Agile, Able and Powerful Leader
Second City Improv Troupe

Opening keynote | Building A Strategic Framework
Michael Bender, EVP and President, West Business Unit, Walmart Stores

The Female Vision: Unlocking Your Real Power at Work
Sally Helgesen, Author

Roundtable | Board Service: Steer Your Company and Career in a New Direction

Moderator Maureen McGurl, President, Sutton Place HR Consulting Group LLC
Marilyn Alexander, Alexander & Friedman LLC / Strategic Planning and Communications;
Board and Audit Committee Member, Tutor-Perini Corporation
M. Ann Harlan, Vice President, General Counsel, The J.M. Smucker Company
Lucinda Baier, Director, Bon-Ton Stores Inc. and CFO, Central Parking System
Anne Lim O’Brien, Partner, Consumer Markets and CEO/Board Practices, Heidrick & Struggles

Special remarks | Ten Business Lessons I Learned by Heart
Craig Herkert, President and CEO, SUPERVALU

Featured remarks | Brilliant Teams, Brilliant Results
Shauna Ryan King, Vice President for Finance and Business Operations, Yale University

When You Get Back to the Office: A Challenge for You
Joan Chow, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, ConAgra Foods
Catherine Lindner, Vice President, Retail Marketing, The Walgreen Company

Closing keynote | From Politics to the Boardroom: Being A Fearless Leader
Arianna Huffington, Editor-in-chief, The Huffington Post


Concurrent sessions

Session I Assembling the Team and Building the Strategy

Moderator Marie Quintana, Senior Vice President, Multicultural Sales, PepsiCo
Karen May, Executive Vice President, Human Resources, Kraft Global
Mel Parker, Vice President and General Manager, NA Consumer,
Small and Home Office Business Unit, Dell
Deborah Sabo, Vice President of Marketing Services, The Walgreen Company

Attendee takeaways


Session II Connecting the Strategy to the Consumer

Moderator Helayne Angelus, Principal, Kalypso
Moderator Mike Friedman, Principal, Kalypso
Claire Miller, Director of Global Marketing, Kimberly-Clark
Olu Fajemirokun, Vice President, Global Shopper, Johnson & Johnson Consumer Group
Linda Severin, Vice President, Corporate Brands, The Kroger Co.

Session III Executing the Strategy as a Team

Moderator Catherine Farley, Managing Director, Talent & Organization Performance, Accenture Management Consulting
Vincent Campana, Vice President, National Client Group, American Express
Sabine Ritter, Executive Vice President, Consumer Goods Forum
Kathie Day, Vice President, Market Development Organization, Nestlé Purina PetCare
Kim Warmbier, Senior Vice President, Human Resources, JC Penney


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