Network of Executive Women Board of Directors Welcomes Five New Executives

Leaders from Google, Visa, Deloitte, Walmart and Blue Buffalo Co. join effort to advance all women in retail, consumer goods, financial services and technology.

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CHICAGO (May 4, 2020) -- The Network of Executive Women has named five new members to its board of directors effective early 2020.

Joining the NEW Board of Directors are Audit Chair Christina Bieniek, Principal and Chief Commercial Officer with Deloitte Consulting LLP; Director at-large Chris Baker, Senior Vice President and Head of North American Retail with Visa; Director at-large Cassandra Johnson, Executive VP of Customer Care for Google Devices and Services with Google; Director at-large Melody Richard, VP, Baby with Walmart; and Ellen Siebenborn-Forsyth, VP, Head of Sales, Blue Buffalo, Co. 

"We couldn’t be more excited to welcome Christina, Chris, Cassandra, Melody and Ellen to our board,” said NEW President and CEO Sarah Alter. “They bring a broad experience set to the table to help further our mission of advancing all women and transforming workplaces. They will direct our advocacy and leadership and help channel our resources as we pivot to new virtual frontiers.” 

Assuming the role of NEW Executive Committee Board Chair is Monica Turner, Senior Vice President, Sales, North America Sales with Procter & Gamble.  

“Empowering all women to succeed has always been a personal commitment.  I am honored to serve as NEW Executive Committee Board Chair, joining these equally passionate and committed leaders as we continue to expand NEW’s impact.” said Monica Turner. 

Assuming new roles within the NEW Executive Committee are: Vice Chair Abbe Luersman, Chief Human Resource Officer with Ahold Delhaize; Immediate Past Chair Lisa Walsh, Operating Partner with Atlantic Street Capital; and Secretary Beth Marrion, Managing Director with Accenture.   

Also, assuming NEW Executive Committee roles are Governance Chair Lisa Walsh; Regional Advisory Chair Marla Daudelin, SVP, Immediate Consumption Portfolio & Small Format Customers with PepsiCo – Frito-Lay Division; and Compensation Chair Kim Underhill, Group President with Kimberly-Clark North America. 

Continuing to serve on the NEW board executive committee is Treasurer Dagmar Boggs, Chief Retail Sales & Bottler Operations Officer with Coca-Cola. 

NEW board committee chairs continuing to serve are Finance Chair Dagmar Boggs and Strategic Value Co-Chair Vicki Felker, Vice President & General Manager, Golden Products Division with Nestle Purina PetCare.  

Assuming a NEW board committee role is Strategic Value Co-Chair Abbe Luersman.   

Returning to the NEW board as Directors at-large are Kelly Caruso, CEO of Shipt; Kendra Doyel, Vice President, Merchandising with Ralph's Grocery Company/Food 4 Less/Foods Company, Division of Kroger; Andy Dunn, Founder, Red Swan Ventures and Co-founder, Bonobos; Michelle Larson, President, Southwest Division with Shaw's/Albertson's; and Chris Skyers, Vice President - Private Label and Own Brands with Wakefern Food Corporation. 

NEW board members completing their terms are Nicole Carroll, SVP, Global Head of Payment Experience & Solutions with Visa; Alicia Howell, retired Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer & Controller with 7-Eleven; Valerie Oswalt, President, Campbell Snacks; and Karen Stuckey, Senior Vice President, Private Brands, General Merchandise with Walmart. Nicola Johnson, Principal at Deloitte Consulting LLP also completes her term, however, she will remain board Committee Chair, Technology. 

“Our organization was fortunate to have Nicole, Alicia, Nicola, Valerie, and Karen with us,” Alter said. “We thank them for their contributions to our goal of advancing all women, and the skill and commitment they showed as members of our board. NEW wishes them the best, and we look forward to continuing to work together as friends toward our mission of transforming workplaces for gender equality.” 


Founded in 2001, Network of Executive Women is the largest U.S. non-profit organization dedicated to achieving gender equality in the workplace and advancing women into leadership roles. NEW is a powerful and growing community of nearly 13,000 members, we are a collective voice for everyone in the corporate world who wants to see diversity, equity and inclusion become a reality. Our members represent more than 925 companies and are active in 22 regions throughout North America. Our mission is powered by more than 260 national and regional corporate sponsors within retail, consumer products goods, financial services and technology. For more information about NEW and its learning programs, events, content and insights, visit Connect with us on social media @newnational. 

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NEW Board of Directors Executive Committee.
Front row left to right: Monica Turner, Sarah Alter and Lisa Walsh.
Back row, left to right: Abbe Luersman, Beth Marrion and Dagmar Boggs