Constellation Brands Appoints Kris Carey Chief Diversity Officer
Constellation Brands, Inc. (NYSE: STZ and STZ.B), a leading beverage alcohol company, announced that Kris Carey has been appointed to the newly created role of Chief Diversity Officer, reporting to Bill Newlands, President and Chief Operating Officer. Carey also will maintain her current role as Senior Vice President, General Counsel – Beer Division. “Kris has been part of our Constellation family for the past five years and genuinely exemplifies our commitments to diversity and inclusion personally and professionally – ensuring her direct teams, and everyone she interacts with in her community, can reach their highest potential,” said Newlands. “Diversity and inclusion have never been more important, and I am excited to work with Kris to continue to advance our efforts across the company.”
In her expanded role, Carey will be responsible for leading a Diversity and Inclusion team and shaping and implementing Constellation Brands’ diversity and inclusion strategy. With a senior leadership role and team focused on diversity and inclusion the company aims to: drive innovation, performance and engagement; acquire and retain top, diverse talent; and benefit from the diversity in thought and work styles that employees contribute every day.
“Constellation Brands places a premium on diversity and inclusion, and I can say first-hand that my colleagues value me for who I am and the different perspectives and experiences that I can bring to the table,” said Carey. “Enhancing our diversity and inclusion strategy that continues to foster a positive, inclusive culture is critical to our growth as an organization.”
Carey is a member of the Constellation Brands’ Women’s Leadership Development Program and sits on the board of Chicago Scholars Foundation, a non-profit organization whose mission is to uniquely select, train, and mentor academically ambitious students from under-resourced communities to complete college and become the next generation of leaders who will transform their neighborhoods and Chicago. Carey is also a 2013 Fellow of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity and recipient of the 2016 Legal Champion Award presented by the Illinois Diversity Council for leadership excellence in promoting diversity and inclusion in the legal profession.