Network of Executive Women (NEW) Board of Directors welcomes three new executives

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Leaders from Kroger, Albertsons Companies, Lowe’s join effort to advance all women in corporate workplaces

NEW Board of Directors Executive Committee.

NEW Board of Directors Executive Committee.

"We're thrilled to welcome three exceptional new leaders to our board,” said NEW President and CEO Sarah Alter. “They will bring their unique experiences to help guide our efforts to Advance All Women, further our advocacy, and connect us with the key needs of our partners.”

The Network of Executive Women has named three new members to its board of directors effective early 2021.

Joining the NEW Board of Directors are Valerie Jabbar, Group VP, Kroger; Mike Theilmann, EVP, Chief Human Resources Officer, Albertsons Companies; and Jennifer Wilson, SVP Brand Marketing, Lowe's.

"We're thrilled to welcome Valerie, Mike, and Jennifer to our board,” said NEW President and CEO Sarah Alter. “They will bring their unique experiences to help guide our efforts to Advance All Women, further our advocacy, and connect us with the key needs of our partners.”

The NEW Executive Committee for 2020 will continue into 2021, with the role of NEW Executive Committee Board Chair held by Monica Turner, President North America Sales, Procter & Gamble.

The NEW Executive Committee also includes: Vice Chair Abbe Luersman, Chief Human Resource Officer, Ahold Delhaize; Immediate Past Chair Lisa Walsh, Operating Advisor, Atlantic Street Capital Advisors, LLC; Treasurer Dagmar Boggs, President, South Operations, The Coca-Cola Company; and Secretary Beth Marrion, Managing Director, Global Retail Consulting Practice, Accenture.

The 2021 NEW board committee chairs will be Audit Chair Christina Bieniek, Chief Commercial Officer, Deloitte Consulting LLP; Compensation Chair Kim Underhill, Group President Kimberly-Clark North America, Kimberly-Clark; Finance Chair Dagmar Boggs; NEW Gen Chair Ellen Siebenborn-Forsyth; Governance Chair Lisa Walsh; Regional Advisory Chair Marla Daudelin, SVP, 7-Eleven Global Customer Team, PepsiCo; Newly-appointed Strategic Value Co-Chair Melody Richard, Merchandising VP, Pets, Walmart; Strategic Value Co-Chair Abbe Luersman; and Technology Chair Nicola Johnson, Principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP.

NEW’S 2021 Directors-At-Large are Chris Baker, SVP and Head of Retail NA, Visa; Valerie Jabbar; Cassandra Johnson, EVP of Global Customer Care & Vendor Management Office for Google Devices & Services, Google; Chris Skyers, Vice President, Own Brands, Wakefern Food Corp; Mike Theilmann; and Jennifer Wilson.

NEW board members completing their terms are Kelly Caruso, CEO, Shipt; Kendra Doyel, Vice President, Merchandising at Ralphs Grocery Company; Andy Dunn, Chairman, Monica + Andy; Vicki Felker, VP, Global Amazon Team at Nestlé; and Michelle Larson, President, Southwest Division, Albertsons Companies.

“We are so grateful for the service of Kelly, Kendra, Andy, Vicki, and Michelle,” Alter said. “Our board members are part of our network and always will be. NEW wishes them the best and looks forward to continuing to work with them to forward our mission in the future.”

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