Deerfield, Ill. – January 29, 2014 – Beam Inc. [NYSE:BEAM], a leading global premium spirits company based in the Chicago area, announced that Mindy Mackenzie, 43, has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Chief Performance Officer, effective December 2013.
In this newly created position, Mackenzie will work across the company’s three segments and global functions to ensure alignment of priorities, processes and talent to support execution of the company’s strategy. The Global Corporate Strategy and Global Human Resources, Culture, Talent & Compensation functions report to Mackenzie in her new role.
“Mindy is a highly strategic business leader whose expertise in growing our brightest talent and process improvement will be valuable assets in this enhanced role,” said Matt Shattock, President & CEO, Beam Inc.
Mackenzie joined Beam in January 2010 and for the past four years has served as SVP Chief Human Resources Officer, responsible for the company’s human resources, organizational development and talent strategies.
Prior to joining Beam, Mackenzie served for five years at Campbell Soup Co., where she held various positions including Vice President Human Resources & Public Affairs for Campbell’s Asia-Pacific Division. Mackenzie also spent nine years at Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., in the areas of human resources and organizational development and training.
Mackenzie continues to report to Shattock and serve on Beam’s executive leadership team. She also serves on the Board of Directors for the Fifth-Third Bank Chicago affiliate.