Best Practice Institute Names Steven Reinemund as Recipient of 2009 Best Leader Award

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla., Oct. 15 — Best Practice Institute announced today its Best Leader Award to Steven Reinemund, Dean of Business at Wake Forest University and former CEO and Chairman of PepsiCo.

Reinemund will be joining the Best Practice Institute Senior Executive Board on the afternoon of November 12 in Charlotte, NC, to receive the BPI Leadership Award for his outstanding contributions to the field of diversity, leadership development and strategic change. Past award recipients have included Sir Andrew Likierman, Dean of the London Business School and Marshall Goldsmith, a founding member of Best Practice Institute.

“Mr. Reinemund is a remarkable leader who leads with great courage, integrity, and values,” said Louis Carter, CEO of Best Practice Institute, who will present the award to Reinemund at the Institute’s Senior Executive Board meeting. “From his service to our country as Captain in the United States Marine Corps to his contributions to the field of diversity and leadership development as Chairman and CEO of PepsiCo, Mr. Reinemund has made a notable impact on the business world. He is a beacon of light for individuals in minority groups who are seeking understanding and acceptance within organizational cultures.”

The Senior Executive Board includes leaders from organizations around the world, including Bank of America, Fidelity Investments, Saudi Aramco, GlaxoSmithKline, Corning, Johnson & Johnson, JohnsonDiversey, American Express, Starbucks, and more.

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Media Contacts:

Louis Carter of Best Practice Institute, 1-800-718-4274,
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Sylvia Green of Wake Forest University, 1-336-758-3559
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