Alumni Network Announced for NACS Executive Education Participants

The network expands the opportunities for program participants.

February 09, 2023

ALEXANDRIA, Va.— NACS has introduced a new NACS Executive Education Alumni Network that provides long-term connectedness and additional professional development opportunities for participants. The new program was announced during the NACS Leadership Forum in Miami Beach.

The NACS Executive Education Alumni Network was developed to expand the educational opportunities and professional network for the hundreds of participants from the five NACS Executive Programs:  NACS Financial Leadership Program at Wharton, NACS Marketing Leadership Program at Kellogg, NACS Executive Leadership Program at Cornell, NACS Innovation Leadership Program at MIT and NACS Women’s Leadership Program at Yale.

“The NACS Executive Education series is the only comprehensive, multidiscipline industry curricula that offers customized, Ivy League training exclusively for senior convenience management. The Alumni Network extends this value by providing long-term connections and professional development for the leaders who are shaping the future of our industry and of retail overall,” said NACS Vice President of Research and Education Lori Stillman.

The Alumni Network provides curated executive-level content via newsletters, in-person networking events, live webinars with university professors, discounts to open-enrollment courses and an invitation to join the official NACS Alumni LinkedIn group for year-round interaction with like-minded peers.

“The NACS Executive Education program already offers an unparalleled, prized education experience. The Alumni Network provides participants with long-term connectedness and additional professional development opportunities to extend their learning journey,” said Stillman.

Those who have attended any of the five NACS Executive Education programs since 2017 will receive invites to join the Alumni Network in March. Anyone who attended a NACS Executive Education program in 2016 or prior also is eligible to join the Alumni Network. Contact Brandi Mauro at to receive an invitation. The first scheduled networking event will take place in April 2023 at the NACS State of the Industry Summit.

NACS Executive Education programming is a partnership between NACS and its supplier members who generously endow these programs. Information on opportunities to become involved is available by contacting Stillman at