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Workshop: Personal Vision / Mission Creation

Presented by Michael Davis, VP and Executive Director of Taxes, Nestle Holdings, Inc.

This workshop will assist in developing skills to better understand the purpose of the mission statements written by organizations, as well as assist in building one’s personal mission statement that will focus on what you want to be and the culture, values, principles, and achievements that will govern you on your mission in life. The outcome is to add to one’s knowledge of what a mission statement is, why it can be important, and how it can be used as a tool to give greater clarity and understand as well as to inspire the participants to write their own personal mission statement.

 Michael Davis’ background includes the full spectrum of the corporate tax industry expertise.  He brings a unique blend of leadership skills with accounting, tax, and systems knowledge to his work as the leader for Nestle Holdings, Inc. tax compliance.  Nestlé is the world’s largest food company with market capitalization of $200+ billion.  Since 1986, Michael has held a number of senior positions at Nestlé Holdings of Norwalk, CT.  In 2005, he was named as Vice President, Taxes for the organization—having previously held the role of tax director.  His financial leadership includes the tax compliance for Nestlé Holdings, Inc. and its subsidiaries for a combined total of $30 billion, as well as the development and implementation of value-added tax, accounting, and systems practices.  . Michael serves as an officer for numerous Nestle companies (e.g., Nestlé Holdings, Inc.; Nestlé USA, Inc.; Nestlé Purina Petcare Company; Jenny Craig, Inc.; and Gerber Products Company). As an educator, Michael serves as an instructor at the University of New Haven for their MBA Leadership and Corporate Strategy classes.  He is a certified Lore career coach and provides career coaching to UNH EMBA students.  He holds an MBA in Accounting and a Senior Professional Certificate in Taxation—Taxation of Corporations.

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