Invariant brings on Caroline Swann as chief people officer. Swann joins Invariant from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, where she oversaw all employee experience programming, including initiatives to increase employee engagement and foster inclusivity. She previously led human resources for the Republican National Committee and worked as director of White House personnel during the George W. Bush Administration. At Invariant, Swann will be responsible for all elements of Invariant’s people function, including employee experience; leadership development and training; talent acquisition and management; strategic planning; and diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging initiatives. “As a human resources and operations leader who understands the intersection of corporate America, politics, and people, she will help our people succeed professionally and personally,” said Invariants founder and CEO Heather Podesta.
Brunswick Group adds Geraldine Buckingham to its board of directors as a non-executive director, effective Nov. 1. Buckingham is currently a senior advisor to BlackRock chairman and CEO Larry Fink, and she previously was chair and head of Asia Pacific at the firm. She has also served as a partner in McKinsey & Company’s financial services practice. Buckingham will work closely with Brunswick Group’s leadership team. “Her experience across our industry, global outlook and generous spirit will bring the perspectives and challenge we want to nurture at the boardroom table,” said Brunswick chair and founder Alan Parker.
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BlueTriton Brands, which produces a portfolio of regional spring water and national purified water brands, names Kheri Holland Tillman as chief marketing officer. Tillman joins the company from audio electronics firm Harman International, where she served as vice president of global development and marketing services. She was previously vice president of trade marketing and sales strategy at Heineken USA. “Kheri’s broad skill set, creative approach and leadership abilities will make her an invaluable asset to our marketing efforts and further augment the strength of our senior management team,” said BlueTriton Brands president Paul Norman.
Ungerboeck, which develops venue and event management software for users in more than 50 countries, brings on Laurie McGrath as CMO. McGrath most recently served as CMO at international supply chain firm Tecsys where she led the company’s global rebranding and integrated digital marketing efforts. She was previously CMO at healthcare firm Intalere (now Vizient). In her new post, McGrath will lead Ungerboeck’s global corporate branding and product marketing initiatives, including market positioning, product strategy, public relations, social media, corporate communications and demand generation. “In Laurie, we have a highly seasoned and talented marketing professional whose experience matches the ambitions of this company,” said Ungerboeck board member and interim CEO Vic Chynoweth.