Event Leadership

We are grateful for the conference co-chairs, Russell T. Lund of Lunds & Byerlys and Denise Morrison of Campbell Soup Company, two industry leaders representing both the retail and supplier sides of the industry. Their leadership in this event exemplifies the support of C-suite executives towards the development of people in the food retail industry. 

Russell T. Lund
Russell T. Lund, III, Chairman and CEO
Lunds & Byerlys

Russell T. Lund, III, also known as Tres, serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of Lunds & Byerlys. Under his leadership, Lunds & Byerlys is known on a local and national level for its unwavering commitment to extraordinary food, exceptional service and passionate expertise at all 26 of its stores throughout the Minneapolis/St. Paul market. It’s the result of every member of the company’s extended family of employees being encouraged and empowered to take action, take accountability and take initiative.

“Of all the business investments we make, the most powerful and rewarding investments are those we make in the professional growth and development of our staff. A truly meaningful and rewarding working experience is the driving force behind our mission of creating a sensational shopping experience.” – Tres Lund

Denise Morrison
Denise Morrison, President and CEO
Campbell Soup Company
Denise Morrison is President and CEO of Campbell Soup Company. Under her leadership, Campbell is realizing the potential of its purpose, Real food that matters for life’s moments. The company is a leader in soup, fresh carrots, refrigerated juice, and organic baby food, with brands such as Campbell’sBolthouse Farms, and Plum Organics. It is also a leader in Global Biscuits and Snacks with trusted brands including Pepperidge FarmArnott’s, Royal Dansk, and Kjeldsens. Campbell is committed to strengthening its core business while expanding into faster-growing spaces to become the leading health and well-being food company. 

"Early in my career, I was very results oriented, almost to a fault. I had a mentor tell me that I needed to also devote time to building relationships. That feedback helped me realize that leadership is about influencing and inspiring people. Achieving results are a given, but building relationships gets you the rest of the way.  Events like FMI Future Leaders eXperience are important for creating networks. I firmly believe that “networking is working” and encourage all attendees to take advantage of the time they have at this event to develop the relationships necessary to build their careers."

Future Leaders eXperience Planning Committee

Mr. Michael Ackermann
Regional Sales Trainer, Kellogg Snacks 
Kellogg Company 
Mr. Rick Brindle 
Vice President, Industry Development 
Mondelez International 
Ms. Denise Broderick 
Vice President, Customer Care 
Hy-Vee, Inc. 
Ms. Kim Camp 
Manager, Learning Center Programs 
Hillphoenix, A Dover Company
Ms. Vicki Clites 
Director, Learning and Development 
Giant Eagle, Inc.
Ms. Linda Cosgrove 
Executive Director, Learning and Development 
Associated Wholesale Grocers, Inc.
Ms. Jessica Dawson 
Director, Industry Communications 
The Coca-Cola Company
Mr. Casey Enevoldsen SPHR, SHRM-SCP 
Human Resources Business Partner 
Lunds & Byerlys
Ms. Jessica Enos 
Group Vice President, Employee Development 
Hy-Vee, Inc. 
Ms. Jennifer Fetterhoff 
Training Manager 
Nestlé Purina PetCare Company
Mr. Tom Gillpatrick Ph.D. 
Executive Director, Center for Retail Leadership 
Portland State University
Ms. Dawn Gilmore 
Director, Talent Development 
The Kroger Co.
Mr. Brandon Greene 
Vice President, Host Experience 
Lowes Foods, LLC
Ms. Laurie Hebert 
Director, Talent Management and Employee Relations 
Big Y Foods, Inc.
Ms. Dawn Heinz 
Senior Manager, Learning and Development for Retail Sales 
Kellogg Company
Ms. Jutta Klassen 
Senior International Human Resources Manager 
SPAR International
Mr. Larry Levin 
Executive Vice President, Business Development, IRI New Solutions 
Ms. Ginger McCullough 
Vice President, Training and Change Management 
Brookshire Grocery Company
Mr. Michael Miller 
Vice President, Human Resources Operations 
Price Chopper Supermarkets
Mr. Omar Moneim 
Director of Sales 
PepsiCo, Inc.
Ms. Cindy Mullin 
Manager of Training Design 
Price Chopper Supermarkets
Ms. Chelsea Oyer 
Senior Leadership Development Consultant 
Publix Super Markets, Inc.
Mr. Bob Richardson 
Director, Sales, Customer and Industry Development 
The Clorox Company
Ms. Christine Sakalauskas 
Manager of Training and Development 
Longo Brothers Fruit Markets Inc. 
Ms. Kathryn Shields 
Retail Training Supervisor 
Wakefern Food Corp.
Mr. Mark Stock 
Director, Field Human Resources 
Weis Markets, Inc.
Mr. Krag Swartz 
Director, Training and Development 
Lunds & Byerlys 
Ms. Barbara Thomas 
Vice President of Training and Front-End Operations 
K-VA-T Food Stores, Inc. 
Ms. Angela Mola Timberlake 
Vice President, Talent Management 
Ms. Anita Touring 
Senior Manager, Talent Solutions 
Ms. Laurie A. Gethin 
(Staff Coordinator) 
Director, Education 
Food Marketing Institute