LEADER OF THE ‘CEO FORCE FOR GOOD’ JOINS DISTINGUISHED BOARD
NEW YORK (March 17, 2016) – The National Organization on Disability today announced that Daryl Brewster has been elected to its Board of Directors. The unanimous vote came at NOD’s recent Board of Directors meeting. Mr. Brewster is CEO of CECP: The CEO Force for Good, a coalition of CEOs who believe that societal improvement is an essential measure of business performance.
“In supporting our mission, NOD’s corporate partners distinguish themselves as leaders in diversity and employers of choice for people with disabilities. Few people understand corporate culture better than Daryl Brewster,” said NOD Chairman, Gov. Tom Ridge. “CECP’s mission is to create a better world through business. And NOD helps business connect with talented men and women with disabilities. It’s a great fit. We think Daryl’s talents – including his remarkable leadership at companies such as Kraft, Krispy Kreme and Campbell’s – will be of tremendous value to our team. We are thrilled to welcome him.”
Brewster has nearly 30 years of executive experience in the US and abroad, including as an officer for several Fortune 500 companies, the turnaround CEO of a publicly-traded company, and the head of five multi-billion dollar business units.
He served as President of Kraft’s $6 billion North American Snacks, Confections, Cereal, and Pet portfolio; President of the Planters Specialty Products Company; the turnaround CEO of Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc.; and Managing Director of Campbell’s $300 million UK operations. In addition, Daryl served on the board of E*Trade Financial Holding Company and Krispy Kreme, Inc, and currently serves on the board of several privately-held companies.
He also has an extensive background in non-profits, having served on the boards of the American Marketing Association; several colleges & university councils; the Y Alliance; CIFF-Funded MANA (Mother Administered Nutritive Assistance), which is focused on reducing childhood hunger around the world; and the RWJohnson-supported Partnership for Healthy Kids, which is working to decrease childhood obesity in the US.
“The National Organization on Disability plays an important role in today’s society,” said Brewster. “I routinely hear from CEOs about the need for outstanding talent to fill critical vacancies. People with disabilities must be part of that solution, and NOD is doing great work to help make that happen. I’m very much looking forward to joining the Board and helping to push their timely agenda forward.”