Personnel Appointments: October 2021

Anheuser-Busch and Walgreens announce promotions and appointments.


Anheuser-Busch, St. Louis

Labatt President Kyle Norrington was promoted to U.S. chief commercial officer, overseeing sales and marketing in the U.S. Prior to leading Labatt, Norrington was based in New York where he oversaw global brands at AB InBev, including Budweiser, Stella Artois and Corona. Marcel Marcondes, currently U.S. chief marketing officer, is transitioning to a new role within AB InBev that will be announced at a later date.

John Goff


Publix, Lakeland, Florida

Miami division VP John Goff was named senior VP of retail operations, effective Jan. 1, 2022. He will be succeeded by regional director Matt Crawley. Goff began his career in 1991 as a front service clerk in Jacksonville, Florida. He worked in various positions before being promoted to store manager in 2005. He was promoted to Jacksonville division district manager in 2010 and Miami Division regional director in 2014 before becoming division VP in 2019.


Tracey Brown

Walgreens, Deerfield, Illinois

Tracey Brown, former CEO of the American Diabetes Association, was named the retailer’s first president of retail products and chief customer officer. When she begins the role in November, Brown will lead Walgreens’ customer experience across all consumer touchpoints and help create and execute key strategies. She will also be responsible for the visioning, leadership, strategic direction and performance of the customer experience, developing a unique and modern customer value proposition. Additional duties for Brown include overseeing marketing and merchandising at Walgreens and working to accelerate the retailer’s digital transformation to provide a unified and consistent brand experience.

Holly Meloy


ChaseDesign, Skaneateles, New York

Effie-award winner Holly Meloy is joining the management team at ChaseDesign, an Interpublic Group (IPG) design agency and consultancy. Meloy is the second female managing partner at ChaseDesign and the first new managing partner in more than a decade. With more than 20 years of marketing and CPG experience, Meloy most recently served as EVP and managing director at communications and advertising giant WPP, where she led an integrated team to drive omnichannel marketing programs.

Beth Ann Kaminkow

VMLY&R Commerce, New York

Global CEO Beth Ann Kaminkow’s role expanded to include CEO of VMLY&R New York. She succeeds Jason Xenopoulos, who becomes global chief creative officer across WPP’s work with Ford. Xenopoulos will continue in his role as VMLY&R North America co-chief creative officer. Kaminkow will unite 1,000 creatives, strategists, data scientists and analysts into a single VMLY&R New York hub at 3 Columbus Circle, located near Central Park.