Brown-Forman elects descendants of the founder to become directors
All three are fifth generation descendants of George Garvin Brown, who founded Brown-Forman in 1870.
Laura L. Frazier is owner, chairman, and past-CEO of Bittners, a more than 160-year-old interior and commercial design firm. She previously served on the board of directors of Lenox, Inc., a former subsidiary company of Brown-Forman, from 1999 to 2005.
Her father, Owsley Brown Frazier, had a 45-year career with Brown-Forman, retiring as vice chairman. He served as a director for 42 years from 1964 to 2006.
Marshall B. Farrer is an 18-year employee of Brown-Forman and is vice president and managing director of Global Travel Retail, which includes Duty Free, Military, Cruise, and Transportation sales globally.
He previously led the global Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey brand team, was managing director of the Australia/Asia region, and led the Latin America & Caribbean region.
His mother, Dace Brown Stubbs, served as a director at Brown-Forman from 1999-2015.
Campbell P. Brown is a 22-year employee of Brown-Forman and is currently president and managing director of Old Forester, the company’s founding bourbon brand.
He previously served Brown-Forman in the emerging markets of India, the Philippines, and Turkey and most recently led the company’s wine and spirits portfolio in Canada and the Midwest region of the U.S. Mr. Brown also serves on the board of directors for Republic Bank and Trust Company.
His father, George Garvin Brown III, served as a director at Brown-Forman for 35 years from 1971 to 2006. Mr. Brown is the brother of the company’s current board chairman.
As part of this process, Martin S. Brown Jr., Sandra A. Frazier, and James S. Welch Jr., a management director who is retiring as vice chairman of the company at the end of May, have elected not to stand for re-election at the annual stockholders’ meeting in July. ■