A New Year-A New Focus on Exploring Intrapreneurship for Retail Dietitians

A New Year-A New Focus on Exploring Intrapreneurship for Retail Dietitians

September 29, 2021
Career Development

Webcast Date and Time: October 20th at 1:00pm EST/12:00pm CST/10:00am PST

An intrapreneur is an employee within a company that takes risks in an effort to solve a given problem. Nutrition and intrapreneurship complement each other due to the ever changing landscape in our retail world leaving huge opportunities for retail dietitians to pursue career advancement opportunities within their companies. Join RDBA CEO Phil Lempert and Executive Director Annette Maggi, MS, RDN, LD, FAND along with guests Damian Salas and John Wilson from Drexel University for a discussion on the benefits of considering your role at retail through the lens of an intrapreneur as well as insights on how to implement and manage changes within your organization and bring your ideas to market from start to finish. 


Damian Salas is Associate Dean of Academic Partnerships at the Charles D. Close School of Entrepreneurship at Drexel University. As head of partnerships, Damian leads a portfolio of diversified revenue programs including corporate and academic development. Damian is the first faculty appointed to the Close School. His focus areas include startup and enterprise growth. Damian has led multiple State Department-funded consulting projects, providing technical expertise on enterprise growth to international startups and incubators. Damian spent 23 years as a senior director in corporate Human Resources for large nonprofits in the Philadelphia region. He is the founding chair of the Philadelphia Alliance Workforce Domain. Damian led the human capital strategy and economic policy for over 30,000 employees spread over 50 member organizations. 

John H. Wilson, PhD, MBA is an entrepreneur, intrapreneur (corporate entrepreneur), and scholar with more than twenty years of experience in the technology & services industries. Dr. Wilson has done extensive research and has numerous published studies, articles, and books on the topics of entrepreneurship, intrapreneurship, organization design/leadership, employee empowerment, and emerging educational technologies. He is in demand as a public speaker, executive coach/trainer, and board advisor for companies actively seeking to infuse entrepreneurial practices into their organizations in order to be more agile and adaptive in an increasingly complex business environment. Prior to joining the Drexel faculty, Dr. Wilson served as Director, Product Management (General Manager for Global & Foundational Technologies lines of business) at Vertex, Inc (NASDAQ: VERX).

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