Keurig Dr Pepper Taps Sustainability Expert for Interim Chief Corporate Affairs Role

Leveraging over a decade at KDP and sustainability insights from Ford, Monique Oxender steps into the interim chief corporate affairs officer position.

Oxender will report to Chairman and CEO Bob Gamgort and joins the executive leadership team.

Keurig Dr Pepper’s chief sustainability officer, Monique Oxender, has been named interim chief corporate affairs officer. With an extensive tenure at KDP and a sustainability background that includes Ford Motor Co., Oxender offers a distinct fusion of expertise.

Oxender will oversee the company’s corporate responsibility, government affairs, corporate communications, and internal communications work.

She steps into her new role on the executive leadership team, reporting directly to Chairman and CEO Bob Gamgort. She succeeds Maria Sceppaguercio, who, after announcing her upcoming retirement, will remain as an adviser until year’s end.

Commending Oxender’s contributions in a prepared statement, Gamgort said, “Monique has built a best-in-class corporate responsibility function at KDP, and she is a dynamic leader who delivers strategic plans that create value for all stakeholders.”

He added, “I’m excited to collaborate with her and our executive leadership teams on further enhancing our corporate reputation and sharing our growth story.”

Oxender has been with KDP for more than 11 years, most recently as senior vice president & chief sustainability officer, where she designed the organizational and strategic framework for the company’s ambitious corporate responsibility platform.

The company said that under Oxender’s leadership, KDP has made significant progress against its commitments through cross-functional collaboration and multi-stakeholder partnerships.

Before KDP, Oxender held leadership roles with Ford Motor Co., overseeing supply chain sustainability programs and working with various external stakeholders.

Oxender is a board of directors member for World Coffee Research and on the Strategic Advisory Council for The Erb Institute, a partnership between the Ross School of Business and the School for Environment and Sustainability at the University of Michigan.

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