Kroger Emerging Leaders Second Cohort gather at the kickoff for the 2023 Rubel School program.

Executive Education

Second cohort begins Rubel School’s Kroger Emerging Leaders program

Rubel School

The W. Fielding Rubel School of Business welcomed the second cohort of students to its Kroger Emerging Leaders Certificate program this month.

"The Kroger Emerging Leaders Program is a great example of transformational employee development."

The 10 participants in the Executive Education program will engage in 10 half-day sessions led by expert instructors in topics including creative problem-solving, conflict resolution, negotiation, financial valuation and data analysis. The program will conclude on May 17, 2023.

“The Rubel School of Business is excited to continue to develop the next generation of leaders at Kroger through tailored skills training,” said Jorge Pazmino, director of Graduate and Executive Education Programs for the Rubel School. “The second cohort of leaders will gain amazing skills and competencies boosting individual careers in a vital industry. The Kroger Emerging Leaders Program is a great example of transformational employee development, and we are fortunate to help Kroger in continuing to be a market leader who invests not only within their company but also our community.”

The Kroger Emerging Leaders Certificate was developed in coordination with Kroger. Ann Reed, Kroger Louisville Division president, is a member of the Rubel School of Business Executive Board. The inaugural participants graduated from the program on May 11, 2022.

Kroger selected the 2022-23 cohort from across the division based on aptitude, leadership potential and initiative. They are:

  • Heatherlyn Montero, District 1
  • Brooke Ratliff, District 1
  • Jose Bracho, District 2
  • Kady Sanogo, District 3
  • Andrea Gunkler, District 4
  • Jason Samons, District 5
  • Quenton Harkness, Jay C
  • Lissa Daniels, District 7
  • Anaris Sickles, administration
  • Kamran Nasim, administration
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