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Sophie Kelly

Sophie Kelly
Sophie
Kelly

Senior Vice President of North American Whiskey
Diageo
With a global advertising career spanning more than two decades and four continents, Sophie Kelly has established herself as a business-minded creative force, and an agent of change. She has a proven combination of traditional brand marketing knowledge and digital expertise, allowing her to be a valued partner for brands, agencies and colleagues alike, in their journeys to transform marketing and communications.

Sophie joined Diageo in 2016 as the Senior Vice President of Diageo's industry-leading North American Whiskey and Tequila portfolio. In that role she's led growth on some of the most iconic and valuable brands in the category. She is also responsible for a group of distilleries and brand homes that include the historic Stitzel-Weller, known as the "Cathedral of Bourbon," and the new $115 million Bulleit Distilling Co. in Kentucky. She is enjoying crafting the future of North American Whiskey. Most recently she brought on entrepreneur and award-winning distiller Nicole Austin to lead the Cascade Hollow Distilling Co., home to George Dickel Tennessee Whisky.

Speaking in:

Monday Jan 14
11:30 - 12:00 PM
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The Girls' Lounge, Level 3

Session open to Retailers, NRF Members, and registered Press.

Women leaders share how they’ve overcome obstacles to rise up into leadership positions in male-dominated industries. Plus, advice to future female leaders on... Read more