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Constellation Brands creates chief diversity officer role

Constellation Brands has appointed Kris Carey to the newly created role of chief diversity officer as the firm seeks to strengthen its commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Kris Carey takes on the expanded role of chief diversity officer at Constellation Brands

Carey will also maintain her current role as senior vice president, general counsel, beer division. She will report to president and chief operating officer Bill Newlands.

“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 continue to advance our efforts across the company.”

Effective immediately, Carey will be responsible for leading a diversity and inclusion team and “shaping and implementing” the company’s diversity and inclusion strategy.

She is a member of the company’s Women’s Leadership Development Programme and is on the board of the Chicago Scholars Foundation.

The US firm aims to “drive innovation, performance and engagement, and acquire and retain top diverse talent”.

Carey added: “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.

“Enhancing our diversity and inclusion strategy that continues to foster a positive, inclusive culture is critical to our growth as an organisation.”

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