Tricia Stitzel ’95MBA ’98MHR will become the first female CEO in the history of Tupperware Brands Corp. when she takes the reins from Rick Goings ’12H this spring.
Goings, who is a member of Rollins’ Board of Trustees, announced February 21 that he is stepping down from day-to-day operations at the Orlando-based company and will become executive chairman.
“I look forward to transitioning the role to Tricia, who has demonstrated strong leadership abilities for the current and future needs of the company,” Goings says. “She is the right person to lead Tupperware Brands into the next era, reinforcing Tupperware’s purpose of empowering women through economic opportunity.”
Stitzel has worked at Tupperware since 1997, and this news comes a little more than a year after she was promoted from group president of the Americas to president and chief operating officer. She has also run manufacturing and human-resources divisions at Tupperware and in her CEO role will serve as the public face of the brand.
Since graduating with her MBA from Rollins’ Crummer Graduate School of Business and her master’s in human resources from Rollins’ Hamilton Holt School in the late 1990s, Stitzel has developed a 20-year track record of success in building high-performance teams and delivering sales and profit growth.
“I am grateful to the board of directors for its trust and confidence, and I am excited to lead this great company into the future, supporting our important global purpose and executing on our strategic growth initiatives,” Stitzel says. “I thank Rick for his leadership, mentorship, and friendship and look forward to his guidance as executive chairman through the transition.”
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