LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 21, 2018--
Brown-Forman Corporation (NYSE: BFA) (NYSE: BFB) announced that Tracy
Skeans has been elected to the company’s Board of Directors, effective
Skeans is Chief Transformation and People Officer of Yum! Brands, Inc.
(NYSE: YUM), one of the world’s largest restaurant companies with more
than 45,000 KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell restaurants in more than 135
countries and territories. She leads Yum! Brands’ global business
transformation and people capability strategies.
Skeans has a strong track record of business leadership at Yum! Brands.
Prior to assuming her current position, Skeans was President of Pizza
Hut International, which at the time, was a business with more than
5,900 restaurants across more than 85 countries. Before that, Skeans
served as Chief People Officer of Pizza Hut Global.
“Tracy brings a wealth of multi-functional global business experience to
the Brown-Forman board,” said Brown-Forman Board Chairman Geo. Garvin
Brown IV. “We’re delighted to welcome her to the board and believe she
will provide significant contributions as we continue to grow around the
Skeans spent her early career in roles including strategic planning,
asset development and finance at Pizza Hut. Prior to joining Yum! Brands
in 2000, Skeans worked in an international treasury role at Union Switch
& Signal, a leading global developer of equipment for light rail
systems, and as a senior auditor with Price Waterhouse LLP. Skeans is a
member of the Board of Directors of the Women’s Foodservice Forum (WFF),
the premier leadership development organization to advance women in the
The election of Skeans increases the number of directors on
Brown-Forman’s Board to 14.
For almost 150 years, Brown-Forman Corporation has enriched the
experience of life by responsibly building fine quality beverage alcohol
brands, including Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey, Jack Daniel’s & Cola,
Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Fire, Gentleman
Jack, Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel, Finlandia, Korbel, el Jimador,
Woodford Reserve, Old Forester, Canadian Mist, Herradura, New Mix,
Sonoma-Cutrer, Early Times, Chambord, BenRiach, GlenDronach and Slane.
Brown-Forman’s brands are supported by nearly 4,700 employees and sold
in more than 165 countries worldwide. For more information about the
company, please visit http://www.brown-forman.com/.
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