Constellation Brands grows board of directors

21st July, 2017 by Melita Kiely

Svedka Vodka owner Constellation Brands has expanded its board of directors from 10 to 11 members with the appointment of Susan Johnson.


Susan Johnson is the 11th member of Constellation Brands’ board of directors

Since August 2014, Johnson has worked as corporate executive vice president and chief marketing officer of SunTrust Banks Inc, one of the biggest financial services companies in the US.

In this role, Johnson is responsible for handling the company’s brand strategy, corporate and line of business marketing operations, and serves as a member of the executive leadership team.

Richard Sands, Constellation’s chairman of the board, said: “Susan’s deep understanding of brand strategy and marketing, as well as her passion for technology, will make a great addition to Constellation as we continue to build on the existing strengths of our board and the company’s leadership position in total beverage alcohol.”

Before joining SunTrust, Johnson was in charge of global marketing for NCR Corporation, a world leader in consumer transaction technologies.

She has also worked in customer marketing at Nokia, product planning and management at Nuance Communications, and enterprise and retail product marketing at Fujitsu. Her career began with Apple as a product manager, where she developed the pricing strategy for new products in Japan.

Johnson holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering sciences from Harvard University and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Johnson added: “I’m excited to join the board of one of the most dynamic and successful total beverage alcohol companies in the US.

“I have tremendous respect for Richard and Rob Sands and the company they have built. I look forward to sharing and contributing from my own experiences, and collaborating with and learning from the other board members.”

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