Deerfield, Illinois, November 19, 2014 – Beam Suntory Inc., one of the world’s leading spirits companies, today announced the appointment of Paula K. Erickson, 45, to the position of Senior Vice President—Global Chief Human Resources Officer.
A six-year veteran of the company, Erickson has served for the past six months as Vice President and Interim Chief Human Resources Officer. She previously held leadership roles of increasing responsibility in communications while also serving on the human resources leadership team.
“Paula has been an instrumental and inspirational leader as we have integrated two great companies to become one Beam Suntory,” said Matt Shattock, Chairman & CEO of Beam Suntory. “Paula’s experience and deep roots in our company, her exceptional feel for our common culture, and her ability to engage, motivate and inspire our people – across functions and geographies – make her uniquely qualified to be our Global Chief Human Resources Officer.”
Erickson serves on the Beam Suntory Executive Leadership Team and reports to Shattock.