The McCormick leaders who help set the table for our future success.
Lawrence Kurzius is Chairman, President, and CEO of McCormick & Company. Since joining McCormick in 2003, Mr. Kurzius has held many executive management roles, including: President – U.S. Consumer Foods; President – Europe, Middle East and Africa; President - International Businesses; President – Global Consumer and Chief Administrative Officer; and President and Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Kurzius was promoted to CEO in February 2016. He was also elected to the company’s Board of Directors in November 2015 and Chairman of the Board in 2016.
Mr. Kurzius joined McCormick through the acquisition of Zatarain’s, where he spent 12 years and was President and CEO. Prior to his work at Zatarain’s, he also served as a marketing executive with the Quaker Oats Company and Mars Inc.’s Uncle Ben’s Company.
Mr. Kurzius graduated magna cum laude from Princeton University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics.
Mr. Kurzius serves on the boards of multiple industry and not-for-profit groups, including: The Business Round Table, Consumer Brands Association, Consumer Goods Forum, The National Association of Manufacturers, the Greater Baltimore Committee, and the National Sporting Library & Museum. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of Elanco Animal Health, Inc.
Mike Smith is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of McCormick & Company, Inc. In this role, he leads Controllership, Financial Accounting and Reporting, Tax, Treasury, Investor Relations, Financial Planning and Analysis, Global Business Improvement, Risk and Internal Audit for the company. He is also a member of McCormick’s Management Committee and Investment Committee.
Mr. Smith joined McCormick in 1991, and most recently served as Senior Vice President Corporate Finance. Previously, he served as Senior Vice President Capital Markets and Chief Financial Officer for North America, Chief Financial Officer and Vice President Finance for EMEA, Vice President Treasury and Investor Relations, Vice President Finance and Administration for U.S. Consumer Products, Vice President Finance for the U.S. Industrial Group, Director of Corporate Accounting, Corporate Financial Planning Manager and Plant Controller for McCormick’s Hunt Valley, Md.-based manufacturing facility.
Prior to joining McCormick, Mr. Smith began his career in public accounting at Coopers and Lybrand.
Mr. Smith graduated summa cum laude from the University of Notre Dame with a BBA degree in Accountancy. He is a CPA and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants. He also serves on the Board of Directors for Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Baltimore and the University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center.
Lisa Manzone is responsible for the development and execution of the company’s global people strategy. Her responsibilities include benefits, learning and development, organization development, succession planning, talent acquisition, diversity and inclusion, safety, wellness and employee relations. She serves as secretary to the compensation committee of the board of directors and is a member of McCormick’s Management Committee.
Ms. Manzone joined McCormick in 2007 and most recently served as Vice President, Global Human Relations. She previously was Vice President, Compensation and Benefits; Vice President, Human Relations U.S. Consumer Products Division; and Vice President, Human Relations U.S. Industrial Group.
Prior to McCormick, Ms. Manzone was the Vice President, Human Resources for JLG Industries, a $2.8 billion global access equipment company in Hagerstown, MD, where she was responsible for the global human resources function. Previous to this position, Ms. Manzone held human resource leadership positions for two automotive suppliers, ArvinMeritor, Inc. and AlliedSignal Automotive.
Ms. Manzone was born and raised in Michigan and is a graduate of Michigan State University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in employee relations as well as a Master of Labor and Industrial Relations. Ms. Manzone serves as the vice chair of the board of the Better Business Bureau of Greater Maryland. She is also a member of McCormick’s Charitable Donations and Investment committees and is an emeritus member of the Global Multiple Management Board.
Malcolm Swift is McCormick’s President, Global Flavor Solutions, EMEA and Chief Administrative Officer. In his role, he is responsible for leading McCormick’s Flavor Solutions business globally as well as the Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) Region. Mr. Swift also oversees the McCormick’s Corporate Communications, Corporate Development, Global Quality, Corporate Strategy, IT, Global Enablement and Program LEO organizations as well as the company’s Sustainability Strategy. He is a member of McCormick’s Management Committee and Chairman of the Global Flavor Solutions and Purpose-led Performance Councils.
Most recently, he served as President - Global Flavor Solutions and McCormick International. Mr. Swift has also held other roles of increasing responsibility within McCormick, including: President, EMEA and Asia Pacific and President, EMEA.
Prior to joining McCormick in 2005, Mr. Swift held various leadership positions at companies across Europe, including: Mars, Diageo plc as Managing Director of the European Division of Guinness Brewing; Time Warner, Inc. as Senior Vice President and Managing Director of the EMEA Consumer Products Division; and Hero AG as Chief Executive of the Baking Division, with responsibilities in Europe and North America.
Mr. Swift holds a First Class Honours degree from Aberystwyth University. He serves as President of the Board of the European Brands Association (AIM); as an Independent Director to the Board of Devro Plc and as Chairman of the Governors of Caldicott School.
Brendan Foley is McCormick’s President, Global Consumer, Americas and Asia. In his role, he is responsible for the management of the U.S. Consumer and Flavor Solutions businesses as well as McCormick’s Canadian, Latin America and Asia businesses. He also oversees the Americas Human Relations, Quality and Finance organizations. Mr. Foley is a member of McCormick’s Management Committee and leads the Global Consumer Strategy Council.
Mr. Foley joined McCormick in June 2014 as President, U.S. Consumer Division and was promoted to President, North America on June 1, 2015. He was named President - Global Consumer and Americas in December 2017.
Prior to his tenure at McCormick, Mr. Foley served as Zone President for H.J. Heinz North America. During his 15 years at Heinz, he served as President for the U.S. Consumer Products business and the U.S. Foodservice business. He also held various leadership roles in Marketing and Brand Management across a wide portfolio of products. Prior to joining H.J. Heinz, Mr. Foley worked in Marketing for General Mills, Inc., and Ketchum Advertising.
Mr. Foley holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Miami University of Ohio. He is also the Chair of the Board of Directors for the Maryland Food Bank.
Jeffery Schwartz is responsible for the company’s legal function. Mr. Schwartz joined McCormick in 2008 as Associate Counsel, became Associate General Counsel in 2011, and assumed his present responsibilities in December 2014.
Prior to joining McCormick, Mr. Schwartz was in private practice at law firms in Washington, DC, and Moscow, Russia.
Mr. Schwartz earned his law degree at American University’s Washington College of Law. He earned his Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from North Dakota State University and an MBA from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Anne Bramman is the Chief Financial Officer for Nordstrom, Inc. She has served as Director since 2020 and is a member of the Audit Committee*.
Michael Conway is the Executive Vice President and President, International Licensed Markets of the Starbucks Corporation. He has served as a Director since 2015 and is a member of the Nominating/Corporate Governance Committee.
Freeman A. Hrabowski, III
Freeman A. Hrabowski, III is the President of the University of Maryland Baltimore County. He has served as a Director since 1997 and is a member of the Nominating/Corporate Governance Committee.
Lawrence E. Kurzius
Lawrence E. Kurzius is the Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of McCormick and Company, Inc. He has served as a Director since 2015.
Patricia Little is the Former Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of The Hershey Company. She has served as a Director since 2010 and is a member of the Nominating/Corporate Governance Committee.
Michael D. Mangan
Michael D. Mangan is the Former President of Worldwide Power Tools and Accessories for The Black & Decker Corporation. He has served as a Lead Director since 2007 and is a member of the Compensation and Human Capital Committee and Nominating/Corporate Governance Committee.
Maritza G. Montiel
Maritza G. Montiel is the Former Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Vice Chairman, Deloitte LLP. She has served as a Director since 2015 and is a member of the Audit Committee*.
Margaret Mary V. Preston
Margaret Mary V. Preston is the Former Managing Director, Private Wealth Management for TD Bank. She has served as a Director since 2003 and is a member of the Compensation and Human Capital Committee.
Gary M. Rodkin
Gary M. Rodkin is the Former Chief Executive Officer, ConAgra Foods, Inc. He has served as a Director since 2017 and is a member of the Audit Committee*.
Jacques Tapiero is the Former Senior Vice President and President, Emerging Markets for Eli Lilly and Company. He has served as a Director since 2012 and is a member of the Compensation and Human Capital Committee.
W. Anthony Vernon
W. Anthony Vernon is the Former Chief Executive Officer of Kraft Foods Group, Inc. He has served as a Director since 2017 and is a member of the Compensation and Human Capital Committee.
*Audit Committee Financial Expert