David M. Foulkes

David M. Foulkes

Chief Executive Officer and Director

David M. Foulkes was appointed Brunswick's chief executive officer and non-independent director in January 2019.

Mr. Foulkes had served as president – Brunswick marine consumer solutions, as well as retaining his role as Brunswick’s chief technology officer (CTO).

In that most recent position, Mr. Foulkes had responsibility for the Brunswick Boat Group, NAUTIC-ON, Brunswick Marine Services, the Brunswick i-JET Innovation Lab at the University of Illinois Research Park, and Brunswick's Advanced Design Methods.

Mr. Foulkes joined Brunswick in 2007 and for ten years he was head of product development at Mercury Marine, during which time he led the development of Mercury's line-up of market-leading outboard engines, including the recently introduced V-6 and V-8 outboard engines and advanced vessel controls, as well as the new MerCruiser gasoline and diesel inboard/sterndrive engines.

Since 2012, Mr. Foulkes also has had responsibility for Mercury Racing, and for the past five years worked closely with the Mercury Racing leadership team to significantly grow the business and introduce an unprecedented range of new high-performance Racing outboard and sterndrive products.

In his role as Brunswick’s CTO, Mr. Foulkes has overseen the launch of NAUTIC-ON and Brunswick's i-JET Innovation Lab at the University of Illinois. He also championed the effort to form Brunswick's joint-venture with TechNexus to develop a portfolio of investments in start-up companies, and a separate effort to introduce a new Design Thinking initiative to the Company.

Previously, Mr. Foulkes had spent 18 years with Ford Motor Company in a series of assignments of progressing responsibilities. He previously had also worked with Shell Exploration and the Ministry of Defense, both in the United Kingdom. He has a bachelor’s degree in aeronautics and a master’s degree in structural and fluid mechanics from Imperial College in London.

Ryan M. Gwillim

Ryan M. Gwillim

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Ryan M. Gwillim serves as executive vice president and chief financial officer, a position he has held since June 2020. He most recently was vice president – finance and treasurer, assuming those duties in June 2019. He is responsible for treasury, mergers and acquisitions, and investor relations. Since September 2017, Mr. Gwillim had been vice president – investor relations.

Mr. Gwillim joined Brunswick’s legal team as corporate counsel in 2011 and became assistant general counsel – corporate and securities, where he was responsible for the Company’s SEC compliance and financial reporting processes, a year later. He was named associate general counsel - international in 2015.

Mr. Gwillim, who is also a certified public accountant, attended the University of Illinois, where he received both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in accounting as well as his law degree. Before joining Brunswick, Mr. Gwillim was with Baker & McKenzie in Chicago as an associate in their corporate and securities practice group.

Aine L. Denari

Aine L. Denari

Executive Vice President and President, Brunswick Boat Group

Aine L. Denari serves as executive vice president and president of the Brunswick Boat Group, a position she has held since October 2020.

Ms. Denari joined Brunswick after spending 20 years in a variety of executive positions within the automotive industry, and in leadership positions at major global consulting firms. Since 2014, Ms. Denari has worked at ZF AG, most recently as the senior vice president of ZF’s Advanced Driver Assistance Systems business, a $1B+ segment within Global Electronics. In her current role, she is responsible for the largest boat portfolio in the recreational marine industry with many of the leading U.S. and international brands.

Ms. Denari has a Master of Business Administration from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, a master’s degree in engineering management from the University of Detroit Mercy and a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from Purdue University. In addition, Ms. Denari has a bachelor's degree from University College in Dublin, Ireland.

Brett A. Dibkey

Brett A. Dibkey

Executive Vice President and President, Advanced Systems Group

Brett A. Dibkey serves as executive vice president and president of the Advanced Systems Group, a position he has held since January 2020.

Mr. Dibkey joined Brunswick following 12 years at Whirlpool Corporation where he was most recently vice president and general manager, Business Units, Brand Marketing, eCommerce and IoT. At Whirlpool, he had business responsibility for the company’s parts and accessories business along with full P&L responsibilities for a portfolio of strategic, high-growth businesses. In addition, he served as the head of brand marketing across the company’s brand portfolio. Prior to his career at Whirlpool, he worked in a variety of business development and strategic planning roles for Pfizer and Crowe Horwath, LLP.

Mr. Dibkey graduated from Butler University with a degree in finance and accounting and earned his Master of Business Administration from the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University.

Chris D. Drees

Chris D. Drees

Executive Vice President and President, Mercury Marine

Chris D. Drees serves as executive vice president and president of Mercury Marine, based in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, a position he has held since April 2019. He most recently was president of marine parts and accessories, having assumed that role in 2018.

Mr. Drees joined Mercury Marine in 1998, and during his first eight years held a variety of positions within the Company, including roles in purchasing, sales and marketing, and as general manager of the Mercury propeller business. From 2006 through 2014, Mr. Drees led Mercury’s Attwood operations, first as the chief operating officer and then as president. In 2014, Mr. Drees was promoted to vice president - Mercury global operations, before moving to marine parts and accessories four years later.

Mr. Drees earned a bachelor’s degree in business management from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, and a Master of Business Administration from Marquette University. Mr. Drees is currently a member of the Board of Directors for the National Marine Manufacturers Association, Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce, the National Exchange Bank and Trust, and Keller, Inc.

Brenna D. Preisser

Brenna D. Preisser

Executive Vice President and President, Business Acceleration and Chief Strategy Officer

Brenna D. Preisser serves as executive vice president, chief strategy officer and president of Business Acceleration, a position she has held since January 2019. Ms. Preisser led the planned succession for her role as chief people officer in December 2021 to fully assume her current role.

Ms. Preisser now leads a division of Brunswick expanding marine participation through boater services and shared access models. The portfolio of businesses includes Freedom Boat Club - the largest national boat club operation in the industry, financial services, and several new business ventures in the early stage of commercialization such as Boateka – a direct-to-consumer pre-owned boat refurbishment and sales business. In her capacity as strategy officer, she leads business transformation and is responsible for innovation assets, such as a joint venture with TechNexus, and advanced design methodologies for new business models.

Since joining the company in 2004, Ms. Preisser has been in charge of reforming company culture and evolving the business operating model. She was elected Brunswick’s vice president and chief human resources officer effective March 31, 2016 through Dec. 7, 2021. During this time Ms. Preisser contributed to Brunswick being named to the Forbes list of best mid-sized and large-sized places to work, as well as the Forbes list of America’s Best Employers for Women. 

Ms. Preisser has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Ohio University in Athens, and a Master of Business Administration from Ashland University in Ashland, Ohio. 

Michael D. Adams

Michael D. Adams

Vice President – Chief Information Officer

Michael D. Adams was named vice president - chief information officer in October 2020. In this role, he is responsible for leading and overseeing the vision, strategy and operations of Brunswick’s IT organization. In addition, he provides strategic leadership and direction for Brunswick and its business units while delivering technology solutions that will continue to drive innovation and operational excellence throughout the organization.

Mr. Adams held various leadership roles since joining the company including Chief Architect, interim Chief Information Security Officer, Vice President of Infrastructure, Cloud, and Operations and, most recently, Divisional CIO for Business Acceleration. In addition, he is a certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt who will continue to transform Brunswick’s digital capability globally. 

Prior to joining Brunswick, Mr. Adams spent 15 years at DuPont in various leadership roles in Global Infrastructure and Data Transformation. Adams earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration and Bachelor of Science from William & Mary and his Master of Business Administration, specializing in international business and global management, from Drexel University.

Randall S. Altman

Randall S. Altman

Vice President – Controller

Randall S. Altman became vice president - controller of Brunswick Corporation in June 2019. Previously, he had been vice president – treasurer since March 2013. Mr. Altman previously served as vice president and chief financial officer for Brunswick Bowling & Billiards, a position he held since 2006.

Mr. Altman joined Brunswick in 2003 as senior manager - finance, and later that year was promoted to director of that function.

Mr. Altman has both his bachelor’s degree in accounting and his Master of Business Administration from Michigan State University.

Lauren E. Beckstedt

Lauren E. Beckstedt

Vice President – Chief Marketing Officer

Lauren E. Beckstedt was named vice president - chief marketing officer for Brunswick Corporation in September 2021, overseeing marketing efforts across the Company’s portfolio of global brands.

Ms. Beckstedt is most notably recognized for her leadership in digital transformation across a portfolio of 50+ brands, with experience in B2B, B2C and dual-distribution models. She also transformed the Company’s marketing operating model and organizational structure to deliver stronger brand discipline and establish new capabilities in consumer insights, digital product management and marketing analytics.

Ms. Beckstedt joined the Company in 2010 through the former Brunswick division Life Fitness, where she served in several roles of increasing responsibility, including director of marketing and strategy. She later held internal roles within the Company’s talent management and employment brand functions before moving into chief marketing officer roles across Brunswick’s consumer brands and enterprise services.

Ms. Beckstedt holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Iowa and a Master of Business Administration from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. In 2021, she was recognized by Boating Industry Magazine as a “Top 40 Under 40” award recipient and also earned the publication’s “Women Making Waves” award.

Jeffry K. Behan

Jeffry K. Behan

Vice President – Corporate Strategy

Jeffry K. Behan was named vice president - corporate strategy of Brunswick in May 2015. He has been with the Company since 1991, joining Mercury Marine as a market research analyst.

Mr. Behan held several positions of increasing responsibility at Mercury before becoming general manager of the company’s parts and accessories business unit in 2002, gaining a strong knowledge of its products, channels and consumers. In 2004, he moved to the Brunswick Boat Group where he was responsible for strategy, business planning and acquisitions. Mr. Behan recently added the newly created role of president of Aluminum Commercial Operations. During his time in the Boat Group, he also served as vice president - marine distribution, further strengthening Brunswick’s distribution networks, as well as president of the Bayliner and Trophy boats.

Alexandra Cattelan

Alexandra Cattelan

Chief Technology Officer

Cattelan has more than three decades of experience leading electric propulsion and advanced mobility programs and organizations, most recently serving as Vice President, Engineering, Connected, Controls, Electrification and Autonomous Systems for Polaris Industries.

Prior to joining Polaris, Cattelan held a number of leadership positions in the automotive industry developing advanced electrified mobility solutions. She was Global Director, Electrified Powertrain Program Management and Operations for Fiat Chrysler (now Stellantis) where she developed two major electric propulsion platforms and launched the Chrysler Pacifica Plug-In Hybrid and, before that, she held the positions of: Vice President, Advanced Battery Group at Johnson Controls Inc.; Product Line Manager and Chief Engineer, Electrification at AVL North America; and Assistant Chief Engineer, Chevrolet Volt Program at General Motors.

Neha J. Clark

Neha J. Clark

Senior Vice President – Enterprise Finance

Neha J. Clark was named Senior Vice President, Enterprise Finance of Brunswick Corporation in May 2022, overseeing the Company’s global investor relations, treasury, and mergers & acquisitions functions.  

Ms. Clark joined Brunswick in March 2019 as Chief Financial Officer for Brunswick Boat Group and expanded her role to also include Vice President of Strategy. She also served as the interim president for Brunswick Boat Group prior to Aine Denari joining the company.  

Prior to Brunswick, Ms. Clark spent over 20 years in a variety of leadership positions across industries, including Chief Financial Officer for Lifeway Foods and Chief Financial Officer – North American Food & Consumer Flexibles for Transcontinental (formerly Coveris Packaging). Previous to this, she held finance and leadership roles with Kraft Heinz Co. and Grant Thornton. 

Ms. Clark is currently a member of the Board of Directors for MGP Ingredients. She is a Certified Public Accountant and received a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Indiana University.  

Christopher F. Dekker

Christopher F. Dekker

Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary and Chief Compliance Officer

Christopher F. Dekker was named executive vice president, general counsel, secretary and chief compliance officer in May 2021. He leads the team providing legal services to the Brunswick enterprise, and is also responsible for the corporate ethics program, corporate compliance function and environmental, health and safety programs. In 2021, Mr. Dekker undertook leadership of Brunswick’s Enterprise Sustainability Council, which provides oversight and coordination of the company’s environmental, social and governance initiatives.

Mr. Dekker also serves as the corporate secretary and works with the company’s board of directors and management regarding securities and governance matters. He was appointed to the position in October 2014 and joined Brunswick in 2010 as associate general counsel responsible for litigation, employment, and compliance.

Before joining Brunswick, Mr. Dekker was employed in the law department at Caterpillar Inc. beginning in 2001 and served in a variety of positions. Before joining Caterpillar, he was a partner at the Chicago law firm now known as Dykema Gossett.

Mr. Dekker earned his Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Michigan and his Doctor of Laws from DePaul University of College of Law.

Lee B. Gordon

Lee B. Gordon

Vice President - Corporate Communications, Public Affairs and Global Public Relations

Lee B. Gordon was named vice president - corporate communications, public affairs and global public relations of Brunswick Corporation in October 2020.

Mr. Gordon is responsible for all global communications, public affairs, public relations, and media relations for Brunswick Corporation and its divisions including Brunswick Corporate, Mercury Marine, Brunswick Boat Group, Advanced Systems Group and Business Acceleration. In addition, Mr. Gordon has accountability for directing media relations, financial communications, government and community relations, enterprise internal communications and crisis communications for the Company and its brands.

Mr. Gordon joined Brunswick Corporation’s Mercury Marine division in 2014 as director of global public relations. Prior to working at Brunswick, Mr. Gordon had a 15-year career as an Emmy-nominated television news and sports anchor for CBS and FOX as well as a sideline reporter for the NFL on FOX and ESPN Radio. During his career, Mr. Gordon won 25 Associated Press awards while covering some of the world’s biggest events such as Hurricane Katrina, 9/11, and multiple Super Bowls.

Mr. Gordon is a member of the Advisory Board of Directors for Lurie’s Children’s Hospital in Chicago and has a bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism from Illinois State University and a Master of Business Administration from Florida State University.

Nancy J. Loube

Nancy J. Loube

Vice President – Tax

Nancy J. Loube was named vice president - tax in July 2019, after she was promoted from assistant vice president - tax.

Ms. Loube was with GE Energy Financial Services prior to joining Brunswick, where she was vice president of international tax. She had joined GE in 2003. Prior to GE, Ms. Loube had served eight years in public accounting with Ernst & Young and KPMG, as well as two years in the corporate counsel's office of USF&G Insurance.

Ms. Loube has a degree in economics and public policy from the University of Chicago, a law degree from the University of Maryland Law School, a master’s degree in tax from Georgetown University Law Center, and a certificate in accounting from the University of Southern California.

Jill M. Wrobel

Jill M. Wrobel

Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer

Jill M. Wrobel was named executive vice president and chief human resources officer in December 2021.

Ms. Wrobel joined Brunswick in December 2020 as vice president, enterprise human resources and transformation leader. In her current role, she has been responsible for leading human resources strategy across the Company and partnering with senior leadership to develop organizational design and talent strategies to enhance Brunswick’s performance and capability. In her new role, Ms. Wrobel will have responsibility for all aspects of the human resource function.

Ms. Wrobel joined the Company after spending eight years in a variety of executive human resources positions within Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc., most recently as group vice president, global HR business strategy and HR M&A integration, where she played a key leadership role in many of the company’s M&A transactions. Previously, she served in several roles of increasing responsibility with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. Wrobel is currently a member of the Board of Directors at the Melanoma Research Foundation.