2015 ALL Award presented to two outstanding leaders

April 29, 20152 minute read

Beth Ford, EVP, Chief Supply Chain and Operations Officer, Land O’Lakes, and Debbie Lentz, SVP, Chief Supply Chain Officer, Toys”R”Us, were presented with the AWESOME Legendary Leadership (ALL) award on opening night of the AWESOME Symposium on May 6.

The AWESOME Legendary Leadership (ALL) Award was created in 2014 to recognize women supply chain leaders who have:

“The ALL Award recognizes women supply chain leaders who have achieved extraordinary professional excellence and addressed challenges for women in our field,” said Dr. Nancy Nix, AWESOME’s executive director. “These leaders have advanced the landscape of supply chain leadership, raising visibility for the possibilities that exist for women today. As Chief Supply Chain Officers, Debbie and Beth represent the importance and impact of supply chain roles in business today.”

Ford-Beth-150 Performing the dual role of Chief Supply Chain and Operations Officer as Executive Vice President with Land O’Lakes, Beth Ford is responsible for all supply chain and operating functions – from sourcing to customer delivery as well as IT, engineering, R&D, and manufacturing. Prior to her current role, Ford progressed to top executive roles in leading companies across a range of industries, including chemicals, oil and gas, consumer goods and publishing. Ford is a member of the Board of Directors of Clearwater Paper Corporation and PACCAR, and serves on boards at Columbia University and Iowa State University, as well as being involved in local Minneapolis organizations.
Debbie Lentz draws upon her 30 years of supply chain, information systems, global procurement and operations experience to fulfill her responsibilities as Senior Vice President and Chief Supply Chain Officer of Toys“R”Us, Inc. Before joining Toys“R”Us, Lentz spent 13 years at Kraft Foods Group, where she served in both U.S and international roles and advanced to the position of Senior Vice President, Customer Service and Logistics. Lentz was presented with the Robert D. Pashek award for significant contributions to the practice and development of supply chain by Penn State University in 2008. She serves on the Board of Directors of the International Women’s Forum Leadership Foundation.