7-Eleven, Frito-Lay Vice Presidents Join NEW Board

Network of Executive Women adds members from c-store, CPG, other industries
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CHICAGO -- Two new members of the board of directors of the Network of Executive Women (NEW) hail from the convenience-store and consumer packaged goods (CPG) industries.

NEW is a leadership organization for women in the retail, CPG, financial services and technology industries. It represents 12,000 members, 900 companies and 115 corporate partners.

Alicia Howell, senior vice president, chief accounting officer and controller for 7-Eleven Inc., Irving, Texas, and Marla Daudelin, senior vice president of sales for Frito-Lay North America, Plano, Texas, began serving on the board Jan. 1.

Also joining the NEW board of directors are Nicole Carroll, senior vice president of global payment experience and solutions for Visa Inc., San Francisco; Michelle Larson, president of Shaw's and Star Markets for Albertsons Cos. Inc., Boise, Idaho; and Chris Skyers, vice president of private label and own brands for Wakefern Food Corp., Keasbey, N.J.

"It's our good fortune to welcome Nicole, Marla, Alicia, Michelle and Chris to the NEW board of directors and to have their perspectives and their passion directed at our mission of advancing all women, growing business and transforming our workplaces," said NEW President and CEO Sarah Alter. "They'll help shape our leadership development programs, our research and insights and our advocacy and create sustainable change in retail, consumer goods, financial services and technology."

Other people assuming roles on the board are Secretary Abbe Luersman, chief human resource officer for Ahold Delhaize, Landover, Md.; Treasurer Dagmar Boggs, chief retail sales and bottler operations officer for Coca-Cola North America, Atlanta; Audit Chair Valerie Oswalt, CEO of Century Snacks, Commerce, Calif.; and Compensation Chair Kendra Doyel, senior director of human relations for Ralphs Grocery Co. and Food 4 Less/Foods Co., The Kroger Co., Cincinnati.

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