Our Team

Executive Team

Sarah Alter
Sarah Alter
President & CEO
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Sarah Alter

President & CEO

Sarah Alter — named president and CEO of NEW in June 2017 — has wide-ranging experience in the retail, financial services and technology markets. As vice president of Discover Financial Services, Sarah led the product strategy for all credit card features, benefits and services.
As vice president for digital sales and marketing at Quill.com, she helped transform the business, increasing its digital sales. In her last job — chief marketing officer for General Growth Properties — Sarah developed and executed marketing strategies for 200 shopping mall properties and their top retailers. 
Sarah has served on a number of non-profit boards and is an accomplished fundraiser. She is an organizer of Chicago’s annual JDRF Gala, which has raised millions of dollars for Type 1 diabetes. She is a graduate of Northwestern University and has a Harvard MBA.

Julie Basile
Julie Basile
VP, Regions, Community & Marketing
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Julie Basile

VP, Regions, Community & Marketing

As vice president, regions, community and marketing, Julie Basile is responsible for NEW’s regional growth and support initiatives and advocacy. Julie has more than 20 years of sales and marketing experience, including roles at The Coca-Cola Company, Diageo and Kellogg Company. Before joining NEW, she was an active NEW member and volunteer leader for NEW Atlanta, NEW Chicago and NEW Minneapolis. Julie lives in Chicago with her husband and twin boys.

Karianne Gomez
Karianne Gomez
VP, Strategic Value
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Karianne Gomez

VP, Strategic Value

As vice president of strategic value, Karianne Gomez leads the development of NEW’s overarching strategic value platform and core initiatives, including research and insights, learning programs, and solutions for corporate partners, NEW regions and members. Prior to joining NEW, Karianne focused on growth strategy and transformation across a number of companies and industries, including Pampered Chef and HAVI Global Solutions. She holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from University of Buffalo, a master of engineering management degree from Northwestern University and a master of business administration from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. Karianne serves on the board of the Chicago chapter of Compass Pro Bono. She, her husband Joe and two daughters live in Chicago.

Carol Jones
Carol Jones
VP, Finance & Administration
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Carol Jones

VP, Finance & Administration

Carol Jones leads the finance and administration team, which manages the finances of NEW, facilitating its sustainability and ensuring that the books/records are appropriately managed and reported. Her team also develops the long-range financial plan and directs the annual budget and planning process. They provide contract management oversight and review appropriate levels of control, efficiency and effectiveness. Carol previously was at IRI as the financial lead for the retail organization. She also worked closely with the head of finance, planning and analysis at United Airlines in their capital planning group. She received her MBA from the Chicago Booth School of Business and her bachelor of science degree in accounting from DePaul University. Carol enjoys volunteering in the community and traveling with family and friends.

Nancy Krawczyk
Nancy Krawczyk
VP, Partnerships & Engagement
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Nancy Krawczyk

VP, Partnerships & Engagement

Nancy Krawczyk leads NEW’s partnership and membership teams, which help drive gender diversity and grow business at NEW partner companies while supporting NEW members’ personal, professional and business goals. Nancy has more than 20 years of experience in consumer goods marketing, sales and category management. She began her marketing career at McCormick & Company and spent the majority of her career in brand management and sales strategy at Campbell Soup Company. Nancy was a founding member of the Women of Campbell’s Network and previously served as a board member for the YWCA of Camden County in New Jersey. She holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and sociology from Boston College and MBA from Georgetown University. She lives in Yardley, Pennsylvania, and Naples, Florida, with her husband Joe Priory.

Christen Ng
Christen Ng
VP, Technology & Analytics
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Christen Ng

VP, Technology & Analytics

Christen Ng is responsible for overseeing NEW’s technology infrastructure, digital platforms and analytics strategy. Prior to joining NEW, she specialized in building technology solutions and resources that leveraged data-driven insights to impact nonprofit organizations in healthcare, workforce development and arts education public policy. Christen holds an international MBA from Webster University and a bachelor’s degree in information systems from DePaul University. She has served on the board of the United Nations Association of Chicago, as a mentor with MIT’s Solve initiative and on the Business Advisory Council for Bright Endeavors.

Our Board

Executive Committee

Lisa Walsh
Lisa Walsh
Board Chair
CEO / General Manager / Board Member / Speaker
Karen Stuckey
Karen Stuckey
Immediate Past Chair
Senior Vice President, Private Brands General Merchandise, Walmart U.S. Walmart Inc.
Monica Turner
Monica Turner
Vice Chair
Senior Vice President Sales, North America Procter & Gamble
Dagmar Boggs
Dagmar Boggs
Treasurer
Chief Retail Sales and Bottler Operations Officer Coca-Cola North America The Coca-Cola Company
Abbe Luersman
Abbe Luersman
Secretary
Chief Human Resource Officer Ahold Delhaize

Committee Chairs

Valerie Oswalt
Valerie Oswalt
Chair, Audit
CEO Century Snacks
Kendra Doyel
Kendra Doyel
Chair, Compensation
Vice President, Merchandisng Ralphs Grocery Company The Kroger Co.
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Elizabeth “Beth” Marrion
Chair, Regional Advisory
Managing Director, Retail Accenture
Vicki Felker
Vicki Felker
Chair, Strategic Value
Vice President and General Manager Golden Products Division Nestlé Purina PetCare

Directors-at-large

Nicole Carroll
Nicole Carroll
Directors At-Large
Senior Vice President Global Payment Experience and Solutions Visa Inc.
Kelly Caruso
Kelly Caruso
Directors At-Large
CEO Shipt, Inc.
Marla Daudelin
Marla Daudelin
Directors At-Large
Senior Vice President, Sales, Frito-Lay PepsiCo Inc.
Andy Dunn
Andy Dunn
Directors At-Large
SVP of Digital Brands Walmart, Founder Bonobos
Alicia Howell
Alicia Howell
Directors At-Large
Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer and Controller 7-Eleven Inc.
Nicola Johnson
Nicola Johnson
Directors At-Large
Principal, Consumer & Industrial Products Practice Deloitte Consulting
Michelle Larson
Michelle Larson
Directors At-Large
President of Shaw’s and Star Market Albertsons Companies
Chris Skyers
Chris Skyers
Directors At-Large
Vice President, Private Label and Own Brands Wakefern Food Corporation
Kim Underhill
Kim Underhill
Directors At-Large
Global President Kimberly-Clark Professional

Director Emeritus

Bobbie O’Hare
Bobbie O’Hare
Director Emeritus
(member emeritus) Vice President, Business Development JOH

Our Staff

Sydney Bauer
Sydney Bauer
Partner and Member Experience Coordinator
Leesa Engelmann
Leesa Engelmann
Director, Region Growth & Development
Desiree Frey
Desiree Frey
Director of Regional Growth & Development
Holly Goodhart
Holly Goodhart
Director, Digital Marketing & Communications
Marjorie King
Marjorie King
Senior Manager, Corporate Partnerships
Chris Sopa, Ph.D.
Chris Sopa, Ph.D.
Director, Learning & Development