Alec is one of the nation's chief visionaries on the intersection of the digital consumer and the changes they are bringing to the retail ecosystem. As Chief Strategy Officer at MyWebGrocer, Alec helps global brands from Kellogg’s to McCormick create and execute their digital strategy. He is a nationally renowned speaker and thought leader on all things digital. Prior to joining MWG, he ran the search engine at Lycos and was an executive at Bosch and MTV networks.
Community Involvement: Alec is also committed to giving back to the communities he lives and works in. He's a former board member of the YMCA, worked with the VT Refuge Resettlement Program to host a family from Congo, and is a mentor to several local business and young entrepreneurs. Alec regularly speaks to classes at both UVM and Champlain, as he is passionate about growing the next generation of VT business leaders.
Favorite part of job? Working with smart motivated people to build a business that touches 300 million Americans as they shop.
Most inspiring mentor? My grandfather. Small town VT banker who taught me that hard work and community are powerful when combined together.
Who is your living hero? People in the VT National Guard like Justin Davis who completed three tours in Afghanistan. The level of commitment, teamwork, and sacrifice is beyond anything that my words could do justice to.
Favorite downtime activity? Skiing, love to get out and enjoy all of VT’s ski slopes.
Favorite Vermont Escape? Lake Champlain on warm summer day.
Favorite social network? Twitter, @alecnewcomb
Favorite website? Seth Godin, http://sethgodin.typepad.com