Women’s leadership group unveils diversity hall of fame inductees

ORLANDO — The Network of Executive Women will induct the first group of honorees into the newly created CPG Retail Diversity Hall of Fame on Monday, Sept. 19, as part of the organization’s annual Leadership Summit.

The inaugural slate of inductees consists of 11 executives and organizations who are responsible for driving diversity in the industry. The inductees include former Walmart CIO Linda Dillman, IT expert Jeri Dunn, PepsiCo executive Tom Greco, the late Bill Grize of Ahold USA , Don Knauss of Clorox and Jeff Noddle of Supervalu. Other inductees include supply-side standout Kay Palmer, supermarket veteran Judy Spires and Jamba Juice CEO James White. Companies such as Delhaize America and Procter & Gamble also will be recognized in the CPG Retail Diversity Hall of Fame for their efforts to advance diversity and inclusion.

The event is held in conjunction with the NEW Leadership Summit 2011 that is expected to draw roughly 900 attendees.