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Constellation Brands Announces Leadership Transition

By February 24, 2024Top News, VIPs

Constellation Brands, Inc., announced that Robert Hanson, who has led the transformation of the company’s wine and spirits business since 2019, stepped down from his role as Executive Vice President and President of the company’s Wine & Spirits Division at the end of Constellation’s fiscal year on Feb. 29. The company has initiated a search to identify a successor. Bill Newlands, President and Chief Executive Officer, will assume responsibilities as interim leader for the company’s Wine & Spirits Division, in addition to his existing responsibilities, until a successor is named. Newlands and Hanson will work together over the coming weeks to ensure a smooth transition of leadership and said the agreement was mutual. Hanson joined Constellation in June 2019 after successfully serving in CEO and President positions at John Hardy Global Limited, American Eagle Outfitters and Levi Strauss & Co. He also served as a valued member of Constellation’s Board of Directors from 2013 to 2019.

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