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    Herkert, Huffington to Headline NEW Forum

    Supervalu CEO, media maven among confab speakers

    Supervalu CEO Craig Herkert and Huffington Post creator Arianna Huffington and will headline the fifth-annual NEW Executive Leaders Forum, July 19-21 at the Terranea Resort near Los Angeles.

    More than 200 senior-level leaders from the consumer products and retail industry are expected to attend the three-day, invitation-only retreat.

    The theme of the three-day forum is “Strategy to Execution: Making Vision Reality.” Featured remarks will be given by best-selling business author Sally Helgesen, an expert on the benefits of female vision in business, and former PepsiCo executive Shauna Ryan King, vice president for finance and business operations at Yale University.

    Invited senior leaders will learn how to bring personal and organizational strategies to life, including how to implement a personal vision at any life stage; how successful leaders and organizations develop their strategies; how to build and motivate a team that can win on any playing field; and how to understand the needs of the market and delight customers, organizers reported.

    The forum will open with an experiential learning workshop conducted by trainers and actors from Second City. Members of the world-famous improvisational acting troupe will portray scenes from corporate life and help participants craft solutions to the challenges presented.

    The forum will also include three concurrent sessions outlining how to build consumer-savvy teams, create market-driven strategies and execute with excellence, organizers reported. A panel of board members will explore the benefits of board service to women executives and the companies they serve.

    For more information, visit www.newonline.org.

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