Tom Kane, current Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, will retire in May 2022
VICTOR, NY, March 07, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Constellation Brands, Inc. (NYSE: STZ and STZ.B), a leading beverage alcohol company, today announced that Kris Carey has been promoted to executive vice president and chief human resources officer, effective May 9, 2022. Carey will join the Executive Management Committee (EMC) and have responsibility for overseeing all aspects of Constellation’s HR support, HR operations, benefits and global total compensation programs. Tom Kane, who has been with Constellation for nine years and currently serves as Constellation’s Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, will retire in May 2022 and will work closely with Carey on transition plans over the coming months to ensure the continuity of Constellation’s human resources strategy.
“We believe that a fundamental element of our continued success is focused and intentional succession planning for our leaders,” said Bill Newlands, President and CEO of Constellation. “During Tom’s tenure as CHRO, he successfully led our organization and our HR activities through periods of extraordinary growth and, more recently, some of the most unprecedented employee welfare and social concerns in our time, and now he is passing the baton to a proven and trusted leader who has been instrumental in helping us foster an inclusive and winning culture. I look forward to working with Kris to continue investing in one of our most valuable assets – our stellar talent.
Carey has held several positions with increased levels of responsibility within Constellation since joining the company in 2013 as Vice President and Associate General Counsel for its Beer Division. Two years later, she was promoted to senior vice president and general counsel for Constellation’s beer division, and later assumed responsibility as the company’s chief compliance officer. Carey was also a key leader in Constellation’s diversity, equity and inclusion programs, and served as the company’s first Chief Diversity Officer. She joined the company’s human resources team in 2019 as senior vice president of human resources supporting its beer division.
“I am grateful for the mentorship and guidance Tom has provided me over the years and am extremely proud to succeed him as Constellation’s next CHRO,” Carey said. “I look forward to offering my guidance and perspective as an EMC member and partnering with my talented colleagues across the company to continue cultivating an inclusive workplace culture and environment for all employees.”
“I had an extremely rewarding and fulfilling career during my time at Constellation and I’m proud to have been part of an organization that truly values its people,” Kane said. “I have great confidence in Kris as a leader and wish him many years of continued success.”
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At Constellation Brands (NYSE: STZ and STZ.B), our mission is to create brands people love because we believe that sharing a toast, unwinding after a day, celebrating milestones and helping people connect are worth achieving. It’s worth the dedication, hard work and bold calculated risks we take to deliver more to our consumers, business partners, shareholders and the communities in which we live and work. It’s what has made us one of the fastest growing major CPG companies in the United States in the retail industry, and it drives our pursuit of the next step.
Today we are one of the leading international producers and distributors of beer, wine and spirits with operations in the United States, Mexico, New Zealand and Italy. Every day, people search for our iconic premium imported beer brands such as Corona Extra, Corona Light, Corona Premier, Modelo Especial, Modelo Negra and Pacifico, as well as our high-quality premium wine and spirits brands, including including Robert Mondavi. family of brands, Kim Crawford, Meiomi, The Prisoner family of brands, SVEDKA Vodka, Casa Noble Tequila and High West Whiskey.
But we won’t stop there. Our visionary leadership team and passionate employees, from the keg room to the boardroom, reach to the next level, to explore the boundaries of the beverage alcohol industry and beyond. Join us to find out what’s worth reaching for.
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