Brunswick Corp. promoted chief human resources officer Brenna Priesser to president of business acceleration. She will assume the additional duties on Jan. 1 and will report to David Foulkes, who becomes Brunswick’s CEO on the same date.
“2019 will be a transformative year for Brunswick as we complete the separation of our fitness business and reposition and transform Brunswick into a company solely concentrated on leading the global marine industry with a sharpened focus and clear vision,” Foulkes said in a statement.
“Capitalizing on our strong momentum, we will position Brunswick as the enterprise that will define, create, embody and consistently innovate the future of recreational boating. To support this goal, over the last two years we have established a strong foundation of cross-functional, cross-business investments and initiatives under the Marine Consumer Solutions framework. While many of these initiatives are in their formative stages, they are essential building blocks for our future and require continued attention, support and advocacy to reach their full potential.”
Priesser joined Brunswick in 2004 and has progressed in human resource leadership roles with the Brunswick Boat Group, Sea Ray and Hatteras. At the enterprise level, she led talent strategy before assuming the CHRO role in 2016.
In her current role, Priesser helped Brunswick’s recognition this year as one of Forbes’ Best Mid-Sized Companies. She also advanced the digital capability of the human resources function and has helped shape the evolution of Brunswick’s marine strategy.