Beth is the group executive vice president and chief operating officer for Land O'Lakes, Inc., holding responsibility for the Purina Animal Nutrition and U.S. Dairy Foods businesses. As well, Beth has accountability for all supply chain, operations, IT and R&D functions across the Land O'Lakes enterprise.
In her 30 years in business, Beth has held senior and line leadership positions in seven companies in six different industry sectors including Energy (Mobil Oil), Consumer Packaged Goods (Pepsi/Pepsi Bottling Group), QSR (Perseco), Publishing (Scholastic and Hachette), Chemicals (International Flavors and Fragrances) and now Food Production and Agribusiness (Land O'Lakes).
A native of Sioux City, Iowa, Beth earned an MBA from Columbia University Business School and a BBA from Iowa State University. She remains involved in both universities, sitting on the Deming Center Board of Advisors for Columbia Business School and the Dean's Advisory Committee for the College of Business at Iowa State. Beth also sits on multiple non-profit and industry boards including Greater Twin Cities United Way, The Children's Theater of Minneapolis and SCM World. She is the 2016 Chair of the Go Red for Women event for the American Heart Association in Minneapolis.
Beth sits on the Board of Directors for Clearwater Papers, Inc., and PACCAR, Inc.
Solomon will share her insights on Courageous Leadership for Women: The Unwritten Rules of Success. Gleaned from over 5,000 interviews, Cindy will share the secrets to creating courage in your work, your organizations, and your life. Known for her hilarious delivery and thought provoking content, you'll leave energized and with a clear action plan to build your courage skills!
Solomon holds a BS in Business from Indiana University.