2022 Agenda

Wednesday, September 14

11:00 – 11:30 am       

Welcome and Introductions/Icebreaker
11:30 am – 12:15 pm CEO Excellence: The Six Mindsets That Distinguish the Best Leaders from the Rest
McKinsey & Company recently led a research effort to identify those CEOs whose companies grew demonstrably healthier during their tenures and whose actions led to breakaway success.  Their work has been synthesized in a new book, CEO Excellence: The Six Mindsets That Distinguish the Best Leaders from the Rest.  This session will showcase the mindsets that help top leaders deliver extraordinary impact.

Blair Epstein  - Partner at McKinsey & Company
12:15 – 1:15 pm

The Future of Work is Here

Supporting your workforce in doing their best each and every day has never been more difficult. The changing generations and the pandemic have created new expectations for how the workplace should evolve. This session will focus on trends in work for desk and deskless workers and how policy, place and technology can support our teams in an environment in which they can thrive.

Mandy Tahvonen - Vice President & Managing Director of Innovation at Relish Works, Inc., a Gordon Food Service Company

1:15 –2:00 pm Lessons from the Battlefield: Understanding the CEO’s Role in Cybersecurity Strategy

Defending vital information technology systems and data has become a critical priority for American businesses and is an important component to ensure company growth and customer trust and to maintain ongoing business operations.  This session will delve into the CEO’s role in creating a company cybersecurity strategy including the support they provide for their team, the tone they set for the organization, their role in ensuring strategy aligns with the potential risk, and helping to establish an appropriate balance between being proactive and reactive.

Department of Homeland Security (invited)
2:00 – 2:45 pm F.D. Wilder 

3:30 – 4:30pm

New Rules for a New World
COVID has not only changed our way of life, it has hastened the arrival of a radical new future of work.  While for many of us working from home has been a new and unexpected challenge - that is just the start of a much bigger transformation set to reshape the nature of business itself.  Whether it be serving customers through digital channels or leveraging AI, algorithms and automation to ensure business continuity, we are likely to continue to experience accelerated change.  For business leaders, now more than ever is a time to upgrade capabilities, embrace new technologies, and reimagine what they do.

Mike Walsh - CEO of Tomorrow

IFDA Cornerstone Award, Presented to…
Craig Hoskins, former IFDA Chairman and President and COO, Performance Food Group

4:30 – 7:00 pm Opening Reception: IFDA Distribution Solutions Conference Exposition Hall
Join fellow distribution leaders and catch up with your team as you explore the newest innovations impacting warehousing and transportation.
7:00 pm Reception and Dinner: Six at the JW Marriott Tampa Water Street
Executive Leadership Summit participants will re-connect and unwind at the recently opened Six for an outdoor reception followed by a wonderful, culinary inspired dinner.