The Rochester Women’s Network (RWN) is hosting their annual summit on Friday, October 26 on the Nazareth College campus, in the Shults Center Forum, from 9:00am to 1:30pm. This year’s guest speaker is Mary Beth West.
West is executive vice president and chief category and marketing officer for Mondelēz International, Inc. She is responsible for consumer insights and strategy, integrated marketing communications, consumer services, sustainability, and corporate and government affairs. She also leads the company’s biscuit, gum and candy, and chocolate global category teams. She held the same position at Kraft Foods Inc., the predecessor to Mondelēz International, prior to the spin-off of the company’s North American grocery operations in October of 2012.
West was group vice president for Kraft Foods and President of the North America Beverages sector, where she managed a $3 billion portfolio of iconic brands such as Maxwell House coffee, Tassimo, Crystal Light, Capri Sun and Kool-Aid. She was named to this position in April, 2006.
She serves on Board of Directors for J.C. Penney Co., Inc. and is a member of the Executive Leadership Council. West has been recognized for her achievements by the Minority MBA’s Next Generation of Business Leaders. She received a bachelor's in management from Nazareth College in Rochester, N.Y. and an MBA from Columbia University.
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- This event is free and open to the public. To register or for more information, call Fran Gonzales at (585) 389-2073.