Beam Suntory Names Jamey Martin Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer

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Beam Suntory, a world leader in premium spirits, announced that Jamey Martin has been named the company’s Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Officer. Martin joins as the company looks to build on its strong foundations and further accelerate its long-term DEI commitments.

“Diversity, equity and inclusion is a foundational imperative in everything we do and key to fostering an inclusive and winning culture, unlocking innovation and harnessing our full potential,” said Greg Hughes, President and CEO at Beam Suntory. “Jamey has deep experience in workplace transformation and driving culture change and will be a great strategic partner to our global teams.”

Martin will be responsible for making an impact across the company’s three-pillar DEI strategy of Workplace, Workforce and Marketplace. She will lead a DEI team that works in close partnership across talent acquisition and management; employee learning and development; and global employee impact groups. Martin will report directly to Paula Erickson, Senior Vice President and Chief People, Culture & Communications Officer, with a dotted line to President & CEO Greg Hughes.

“We are thrilled to welcome Jamey to our Beam Suntory family,” said Erickson. “She is a transformative, high-impact leader with the talents and expertise that will add so much value to our efforts as we further build an inclusive and winning culture where everyone can succeed and Unleash Their Spirit.”

Martin joins Beam Suntory following a successful 15-year career at Mondelēz International, serving as the company’s Sr. Director, Global Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. In that role, Martin was credited with leading DEI-focused sponsorship, leadership development and employee training programs for the global organization comprised of 91,000 team members. Martin previously held HR leadership roles of increasing responsibility, providing strategic guidance and support to its commercial, finance, supply chain and manufacturing teams.

“Beam Suntory has an incredible, premium brand portfolio that deeply connects and engages with consumers all over the world,” said Martin. “I know the leadership team is fully committed to the company’s DEI journey and building a culture where diverse backgrounds and perspectives are highly valued and integrated across all facets of the business. I’m excited to get started and am truly energized by the potential impact I can have on our shared goals.”

Prior to Mondelēz International, Martin held HR roles at Wyeth Consumer Healthcare and Anheuser Busch.

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