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Executive Officers

The McCormick leaders who help set the table for our future success.

Brendan Foley

Brendan M. Foley

President and Chief Executive Officer

Brendan Foley is McCormick’s President and Chief Executive Officer. Since joining McCormick in 2014, Mr. Foley has held several executive management roles, including: President – U.S. Consumer; President North America; President Global Consumer – Americas and Asia; and most recently, President and Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Foley was promoted to Chief Executive Officer for McCormick on September 1, 2023. He was also elected to the Company’s Board of Directors in June 2023.

Mr. Foley joined McCormick after H.J. Heinz where he spent 15 years in Marketing and General Management roles including President for the North America Zone. Prior to H.J. Heinz, Mr. Foley worked in Marketing for General Mills, Inc.

Mr. Foley holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Miami University of Ohio.

Mr. Foley serves on multiple industry and not-for-profit groups, including: the Greater Baltimore Committee and the Consumer Brands Association. Mr. Foley served on the Board of Directors for the YMCA in Sewickley Valley, Pennsylvania, and the Maryland Food Bank where he completed his role as Board Chair in 2021.

Mike Smith

Mike Smith

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

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, Commercial Finance, Supply Chain Finance, Global Business Improvement, Corporate Development, Risk, Internal Audit, Information Technology and Global Business Services for the company. He is also a member of McCormick’s Management Committee.

Mr. Smith joined McCormick in 1991 and assumed his current role in 2016. Previously, he served as Senior Vice President Corporate Finance, Senior Vice President Capital Markets & 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 is a member of the Board of Directors of MillerKnoll, Inc. He also serves on the boards of several not-for-profit groups, including Catholic Charities of Baltimore and the University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center.

Sarah Piper

Sarah Piper

Chief Human Relations Officer

Sarah Piper is McCormick’s Chief Human Relations Officer. In her role, she is responsible for the development and execution of the Company’s global people strategy. Her responsibilities include talent management, learning, total rewards, diversity, equity and inclusion, employee engagement and wellbeing, and employee relations. She is a member of McCormick’s Management Committee.

Ms. Piper joined McCormick in 2008 as a Human Relations Manager and subsequently held the roles of Director, Human Relations, and Vice President, Human Relations for our Consumer Division. Between 2014 and 2017, Sarah gained external experience with H&R Block and Honeywell, returning to McCormick in 2017 as Vice President, Total Rewards. In 2020, she assumed the role of Vice President, Human Relations for the Americas. Prior to her appointment to CHRO, she served as Sr. Vice President, Global Human Relations Business Partners where she was responsible for leading the global HR Business Partner organization to deliver human capital strategies across the enterprise.

Ms. Piper held a variety of Human Resources roles at Pfizer Inc. and KPMG in the United States and Canada prior to joining McCormick.

Ms. Piper holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from York University, and a Master of Professional Studies in Human Resource Management from Cornell University. Ms. Piper is a Certified Human Resource Leader (CHRL) and a Certified Compensation Professional (CCP). She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the United Way of Central Maryland.

Ms. Piper is also a member of McCormick’s Global Human Relations Senior Leadership Council as well as an Emeritus member of McCormick’s Global Multiple Management Board.

Ana Sanchez

Ana Sanchez

President, EMEA

Ana Sanchez is McCormick’s President - EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa). In her role, she is responsible for both the Consumer and Flavor Solutions businesses across the region including all subsidiaries, joint ventures, and export markets. She is a member of McCormick’s Management Committee.

Ms. Sanchez joined McCormick in 2018 as Vice President of Marketing-EMEA and progressed to her current role as President in January 2022.

Prior to joining McCormick, she worked at the Colgate-Palmolive Company for 15 years where she held marketing, category and commercially driven roles of increasing responsibility across the U.S., Latin America, and Europe. Before her tenure at Colgate-Palmolive, Ms. Sanchez worked as a financial analyst for Intel Corporation and business analyst for Deloitte Consulting.

Ms. Sanchez holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Dartmouth College and a Master of Business Administration from Tuck Business School, Dartmouth College, where she also serves on the EMEA council that advises the Dean’s office.

Andrew Foust

Andrew Foust

President, Americas

Andrew Foust is McCormick’s President - Americas. In his role, he is responsible for both the Consumer and Flavor Solutions businesses across the region. He is a member of McCormick’s Management Committee and chairs the America’s Leadership Team.

Mr. Foust joined McCormick in 2004 and has held positions of increasing responsibility within Sales, IT, and Marketing across the U.S. and Canada. Prior to joining McCormick, he worked for Burka studios as an Account Producer.

Mr. Foust holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communications from the University of Tennessee and a Master of Business Administration from Loyola University of Maryland. He currently serves on the Board of the Ed Reed Foundation.

Kasey Jenkins - Chief Growth Officer

Kasey Jenkins

Chief Growth Officer

Kasey Jenkins is McCormick’s Chief Growth Officer. In her role, she is responsible for the development of McCormick’s corporate strategies to strengthen the Company’s competitive position, drive differentiated growth, and advance its sustainability efforts and commitments. She is a member of McCormick’s Management Committee and oversees the Global Consumer, Flavor Solutions, and Functional Strategy Councils as well as the Purpose-led Performance Governing Council.

Ms. Jenkins joined McCormick in 1993 and most recently served as Chief Strategy Officer and Senior Vice President, Investor Relations. Ms. Jenkins has held other roles of increasing responsibility in Corporate Finance as well as the Consumer and Flavor Solutions businesses, including Vice President and CFO, North America.

Prior to joining McCormick, Ms. Jenkins served in several public accounting roles with Arthur Anderson LLP.

Ms. Jenkins holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and Management Information Systems from Loyola University of Maryland and is a Certified Public Accountant. She currently serves on the Board for the Ronald McDonald House in Maryland.

Jeffery Schwartz

Jeffery Schwartz

Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

Jeffery Schwartz is McCormick’s Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary. In his role, he has responsibility for the Company’s Legal function.

Mr. Schwartz joined McCormick in 2008 as Associate Counsel, later became Associate General Counsel in 2011 until he 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 holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from North Dakota State University, an MBA from the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse, and a Juris Doctor from the Washington College of Law at American University.

He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Maryland Chamber of Commerce.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Anne Bramman

Anne Bramman

Chief Financial and Growth Officer, Circana, Inc.


Director since 2020.


- Audit Committee

Michael Conway

Michael Conway

Group President, International & Channel Development, Starbucks Corporation.


Director since 2015.


- Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee

Brendan Foley

Brendan M. Foley

President and Chief Executive Officer, McCormick and Company, Inc.


Director since 2023.

Lawrence E. Kurzius

Lawrence E. Kurzius

Executive Chairman of the Board and Former Chief Executive Officer, McCormick and Company, Inc.


Director since 2015.

Patricia Little

Patricia Little

Former Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, The Hershey Company.


Director since 2010.


- Nominating/Corporate Governance Committee

Michael Mangan

Michael D. Mangan

Former President of Worldwide Power Tools & Accessories, The Black & Decker Corporation.


Director since 2007.


- Compensation and Human Capital Committee, Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee, Lead Director

Maritza G. Montiel

Maritza G. Montiel

Former Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Vice Chairman, Deloitte LLP.


Director since 2015.


- Audit Committee

Margaret Preston

Margaret Mary V. Preston

Managing Director, Cohen Klingenstein, LLC.


Director since 2003.


- Compensation and Human Capital Committee

Gary M. Rodkin

Gary M. Rodkin

Former Chief Executive Officer, ConAgra Foods, Inc.


Director since 2017.


- Audit Committee

valarie sheppard

Valarie Sheppard

Former Executive Vice President, Controller and Treasurer,




The Procter & Gamble Company




Director since 2024.




- Audit Committee

Jacques Tapiero

Jacques Tapiero

Former Senior Vice President & President, Emerging Markets, Eli Lilly and Company.


Director since 2012.


- Compensation and Human Capital Committee

Terry S. Thomas

Terry S. Thomas

Chief Growth Officer,


Flowers Foods.


Director since 2024.


- Audit Committee

W. Anthony Vernon

W. Anthony Vernon

Former Chief Executive Officer, Kraft Foods Group, Inc.


Director since 2017.


- Compensation and Human Capital Committee