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Sue Klug, president of Supervalu’s Southern California division, has been awarded the Bobbie O'Hare Award for outstanding service to the Network of Executive Women (NEW).
"Sue played an instrumental part in the founding, management and engagement of the Network's Southern California region," noted former NEW Regional Chair Bobbie O’Hare, VP of sales development for JOH, who helped establish the Chicago-based network's regional groups. "She is a servant leader, an individual that leads a large retail business but also gets in the trenches to get work done." O'Hare presented the award at the NEW Leadership Summit last month in Orlando.
"She is a role model to all of us — and to virtually all who know her," noted Klug’s fellow NEW southern California nominating committee members.
Klug was "absolutely critical ensuring NEW Southern California’s growth," added NEW regional chair Maria Edelson, founder and president, Sales and Capability Development LLC. "Sue's tenacity and deep belief in NEW's mission are key reasons NEW Southern California is the vibrant and successful region is it today."
NEW’s northern California leadership team was also honored with the "Best of the Best" regional committee for 2011. Led by co-chairs Lori Procter of Procter & Gamble and Erica Swanson of Slalom Consulting, the northern California regional committee was supported by outgoing treasurer Audrey Goins Brichi of Chevron and secretary Michelle Tonner of Daymon Worldwide.
"Northern California has truly demonstrated outstanding performance over time across every metric," Edelson said. "They are a role model for other regions. These volunteers have always been willing to share their time for reapplication in other regions. We look for even more great things from them in the future."
More than 700 consumer products and retail executives attended the Network's 10th anniversary NEW Leadership Summit in Orlando, which included the Network's first-ever CPG Retail Diversity Hall of Fame Awards, honoring 10 of the industry's "diversity champions."
For more information on CPG retail diversity visit www.newonline.org/timemachine.