NGA Executive Leadership Program

June 4-6, 2023

The grocery industry is in the midst of a radical transformation which requires exceptional leadership skills from today’s executive. Forward-thinking leaders invest in their company’s future. Visionary companies continuously invest in business strategy and developing tomorrow’s leaders as part of ensuring long-term business growth.

Today’s customers will reward retailers who excel in the execution of their value proposition and deliver an exceptional shopping experience. Leadership is the process of creating vision for others and having the ability to translate it into reality and sustain it. Leadership has been, and probably always will be, important to organizations. Recently the need for leadership and the difficulty of providing such leadership has grown considerably because of the increased complexity of our world.

This industry-specific executive development program provides a high-impact learning opportunity through:

  • Three days of interactive, intensive instruction
  • A faculty mix of respected academic and industry leaders
  • An in-depth personalized assessment (360-degree feedback) of your personal leadership style and 1-on-1 coaching to develop an action plan to improve it

Who Should Attend

Current executives in the food industry with large spans of control and responsibilities that must be largely accomplished through others. They must be rising executives who are candidates for increased “people” and general management responsibilities.


Dan Hooker
Director of Executive Education, Food Industry Management Program
Cornell University

Michael Hostetler
Lecturer of Management and Organizations
Cornell University, Johnson Graduate School of Management

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Generous support from PepsiCo sponsors industry scholarships and curriculum enrichment necessary to conduct our renowned executive program.

Contact NGA for registration information

National Grocers Association
1005 North Glebe Road
Suite 250
Arlington, VA 22201-5758

Amalea Híjar, MPP
Director, National Grocers Association Foundation
Phone: 703-516-0700

Contact Us

Food Industry Management Program
475 Warren Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853-7801