Debra Crew, ’00

Former President and CEO
Reynolds American, Inc.

Debra Crew

Debra A. Crew is the former president and CEO of Reynolds American, Inc. Prior to becoming CEO in January 2017, she served as president and chief operating officer and president and chief commercial officer of RJ Reynolds, the largest subsidiary of Reynolds American. Before joining Reynolds, Crew spent five years at PepsiCo, where she served as president, North America Nutrition; president, Pepsico Americas Beverages; and president, Western Europe Region. Prior to her tenure with PepsiCo, Crew held positions of increasing responsibility at Kraft Foods, Nestlé S.A., and Mars, Inc., from 1997 to 2010. Crew is a graduate of the University of Denver, earned an MBA from the University of Chicago, and previously served as an officer in the United States Army. 

Crew currently serves on the boards of Stanley, Black & Decker, Inc. (NYSE: SWK), Newell Brands (NYSE: NWL), and Mondēlez International (NASDAQ: MDLZ).