Cynthia L. Swanson
Ms. Swanson was appointed to Boston Beer's Board of Directors in July 2023. She has over thirty years of senior financial management experience in the beverage industry. From 1991 to 2020, Ms. Swanson served in several senior roles with PepsiCo, a multinational food, snack, and beverage company headquartered in Purchase, New York. Most recently she served as Chief Financial Officer of PepsiCo Europe and Sub Sahara Africa from January 2017 to March 2020, a role that was based in Geneva, Switzerland. Prior to that, she served as Chief Financial Officer of PepsiCo Americas Beverages from September 2005 to December 2016; Senior Vice President of PepsiCo Global Mergers, Acquisitions & Merger Integration from 2002 to 2005; Chief Financial Officer Frito-Lay International Latin America, Asia Pacific & Australia Division from 2000 to 2002; and Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Pepsi-Cola International Central Europe Region from 1993 to 1999. From 2013 to 2016, Ms. Swanson served on the Board of Directors of Women In Need, Inc., a non-profit organization aiming to break the cycle of homelessness for women and their children in New York, New York.
Ms. Swanson has extensive experience leading beverage and consumer packaged goods organizations. Her significant financial experience in the beverage industry will help shape our overall financial and operational strategies going forward. She was appointed to our Audit Committee and our Compensation Committee in July 2023.
Audit Committee, Compensation Committee