Passing The Torch of Leadership Mar 11, 2019 By: Melaina Lewis, Manager, Communications, Food Marketing Institute In Greek methodology, Hermes was the herald and messenger to the Olympian gods. Famous for his diplomatic skills, he’s depicted in many mythological episodes as providing guidance and counsel to Odysseus, Perseus, and other travelers. A similar line can be drawn between long-time industry and emerging leaders. Sharing information, ideas and industry knowledge can only help pass the torch of leadership in food retail. Linda Cosgrove, executive director, learning & development, Associated Wholesale Grocers, Inc. shares why she’s excited for emerging leaders to join the food retail industry and watch the torch of leadership be passed along. For more information on Future Leaders eXperience, visit FMI.org/FutureLeaders.