Director of Learning and Development
As director of learning and development, Chris Sopa is responsible for NEW’s learning and development strategy and the development, management and execution of NEW’s signature learning programs, including NEW Rising Stars, NEW Executive Leadership Lab, NEW Career Booster and NEW Career Accelerator workshops. Chris has more than 20 years of global experience in leadership development, behavior change and performance enhancement and motivation. She most recently led the leadership development initiatives at Nationwide Insurance. She also pioneered her own consulting and executive coaching enterprise, focusing on the development of women executives and entrepreneurs. She is a past board member of the Ronald McDonald House of Phoenix and has served on several other nonprofit boards. A mother of two grown daughters, Chris lives and works in Scottsdale, Arizona.