Leadership & Governance

The strength of Brown‑Forman’s governance structure is due in part to the purposeful relationship between our Executive Leadership Team, our controlling family shareholders, the Brown family, and independent directors on our Board. We believe this structure offers us a distinct competitive advantage and aligns with long-term shareholder interests.

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Thank you for your interest in Brown‑Forman Corporation’s corporate governance. At Brown‑Forman, we are committed to the highest levels of integrity. Our Board of Directors believes that sound corporate governance is a key factor in our ability to deliver long-term, sustainable shareholder value.

 

We are dedicated and accountable to our shareholders, employees, and communities, and have policies, guidelines, and charters in place to maintain integrity throughout our company and our culture.

 

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Campbell P. Brown
Chair of the Board, Brown‑Forman Corporation
Executive Leadership Team
Lawson Whiting

Lawson Whiting

President and CEO

Matias Bentel

Matias Bentel

EVP, Chief Brands Officer

Mike Carr

Mike Carr

EVP, General Counsel and Secretary

Leanne Cunningham

Leanne Cunningham

EVP, Chief Financial Officer

Marshall Farrer

Marshall Farrer

EVP, Chief Strategic Growth Officer

Kirsten Hawley

Kirsten Hawley

EVP, Chief People, Places, and Communications Officer

Michael Masick

Michael Masick

EVP, President, Emerging International

Tim Nall

Tim Nall

EVP, Chief Global Supply Chain and Technology Officer

Yiannis Pafilis

Yiannis Pafilis

EVP, President, Europe

Crystal Peterson

Crystal Peterson

EVP, Chief Inclusion and Global Community Relations Officer

Jeremy Shepard

Jeremy Shepherd

EVP, President, USA and Canada

Board of Directors
Campbell Brown

Campbell P. Brown

Chair of the Board, Brown‑Forman Corporation

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Elizabeth M. Brown

President of Dendrifund, Inc.

Stuart Brown

Stuart R. Brown

Managing Partner, Typha Partners, LLC

Mark Clouse

Mark A. Clouse

President and Chief Executive Officer, Campbell Soup Company

Marshall Farrer

Marshall B. Farrer

EVP, Chief Strategic Growth Officer, Brown‑Forman Corporation

Michael Roney

Michael J. Roney

Retired Chief Executive Officer, Bunzl plc

Jan Singer

Jan E. Singer

Former Chief Executive Officer, J.Crew

Tracy Skeans

Tracy L. Skeans

Chief Operating Officer and Chief People Officer, Yum! Brands, Inc.

Elizabeth Smith

Elizabeth A. Smith

Retired Chief Executive Officer, Bloomin’ Brands

Michael Todman

Michael A. Todman

Retired Vice Chairman, Whirlpool Corporation

Lawson Whiting

Lawson E. Whiting

President and Chief Executive Officer, Brown‑Forman Corporation

Board Committees

Audit Committee

Members

  • Michael J. Roney, Chair & Financial Expert
  • Elizabeth A. Smith
  • Michael A. Todman*

Secretary

  • Karleen Finnegan

Compensation Committee

Members

  • Jan E. Singer, Chair
  • Mark A. Clouse
  • Tracy L. Skeans

Secretary

  • Mike Carr**

Executive Committee

Members

  • Campbell P. Brown, Chair
  • Michael A. Todman*
  • Lawson E. Whiting

Secretary

  • Mike Carr**

Corporate Governance & Nominating Committee

Members

  • Tracy L. Skeans, Chair
  • Campbell P. Brown
  • Michael J. Roney
  • Jan E. Singer
  • Michael A. Todman*

Secretary

  • Mike Carr**