Meet Our Team

Our Senior Leadership Team is focused on creating America’s best beer company. That means elevating our industry-leading brands, earning preference from our retailers and distributors, and embracing responsibility.

Tom Long
Chief Executive Officer

Tom leads MillerCoors. He has a decisive management style, a keen customer focus and extensive sales and marketing experience in the beverage industry. Most recently, he was president and chief commercial officer of MillerCoors. Prior to that, he was president and CEO of Miller Brewing Company. Tom joined Miller Brewing Company as chief marketing officer in 2005. Before joining Miller, he served as president of Coca-Cola’s Northwest Europe Division, which included Great Britain, Ireland, France, Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands. Tom received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of North Carolina and a Master in Business Administration from Harvard Business School.

Karen Alber
Chief Information Officer

Karen leads the development, implementation and integration of business processes and systems across MillerCoors. Before joining MillerCoors in February 2011, Karen served as senior vice president and global chief information officer for HJ Heinz. Prior to that role, Karen held leadership positions in information systems and supply chain at PepsiCo and Quaker Oats. She also worked at SAP America as industry segment manager for its food and beverage sector. Karen received her Bachelor of Science from University of Iowa and a Master in Business Administration from Loyola University.

Tom Cardella
President and Beer Merchant
Tenth and Blake Beer Company

Tom heads up Tenth and Blake Beer Company, the Craft and Imports division of MillerCoors. Tenth and Blake features craft beers from Blue Moon Brewing Company, Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company and AC Golden. Imports include Peroni Nastro Azzurro, Pilsner Urquell and Grolsch. Tom previously was president of the MillerCoors Eastern Sales Division, and before that he was executive vice president, sales and distribution at Miller Brewing Company. A 30-year veteran of the global beer business, Tom has held a variety of sales, marketing and executive positions at Miller Brewing Company, InBev USA and Femsa in Mexico. Tom received his Bachelor of Arts from the State University of New York at Geneseo and completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard University Graduate School of Business Administration.

Andrew J. England
Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer

Andy is responsible for leading the company’s efforts in marketing and strategy. Previously, Andy was chief marketing officer of Coors Brewing Company. Before joining Coors in February 2006, he spent more than 20 years in marketing and operations, driving profitable growth for some of the world’s most recognized brands, including The Hershey Company, Nabisco Biscuit Company, Cadbury Schweppes, Dr. Pepper/Seven-Up and OpenTable Inc. Andy received his Bachelor of Science from Durham University and a Master in Business Administration from Stanford University.

Kelly Grebe
Chief Legal and Corporate Services Officer

As chief legal and corporate services officer at MillerCoors, Kelly is responsible for developing practical and lawful solutions to key issues while considering business interests, legal constraints and risks. She also oversees essential corporate services (office, real estate and security) allowing MillerCoors to operate in a safe, productive and ethically responsible way. Previously, Kelly served as MillerCoors vice president and deputy general counsel, commercial. Kelly joined Miller Brewing Company in 1997, serving in various roles within the legal function throughout her career. Kelly earned her Bachelor’s and Juris Doctor degrees from the University of Wisconsin - Madison.

Nehl Horton
Chief Public Affairs and Communications Officer

Nehl is responsible for promoting MillerCoors business strategy and commercial interests with a wide variety of internal and external audiences, including employees, media, distributors, multicultural organizations, community groups and local, state and federal governments. Nehl was most recently chief communications, strategy and government affairs officer for MillerCoors. Prior to that, he was senior vice president of communications and government affairs for Miller Brewing Company, taking that position in September 2005. Before Miller, Nehl held senior communications positions at pharmaceutical leaders Novartis International AG and Pfizer Inc. Prior to that, he spent nearly a decade at The Coca-Cola Company in a variety of U.S. and international public affairs positions. He began his career working in the media, politics and government. Nehl received his Bachelor of Arts from Duke University.

Tracey Joubert
Chief Financial Officer

Tracey is responsible for establishing strong financial management and commercial disciplines for the company and reporting financial performance to its two shareholders. Previously, she was vice president of finance, planning & analysis and controller, a position she held since the formation of MillerCoors in 2008. Prior to that, she served as director of finance and group services at Miller Brewing Company. Tracey began her career in beer with SAB Limited in South Africa, holding several management roles. She also held positions with Barloworld, Ltd. and KPMG South Africa. Tracey has Bachelor in Commerce and Accounting from the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa.

Neil Kiely
Chief Business Transformation Officer

Neil is Chief Business Transformation Officer for MillerCoors. He is responsible for the development and implementation of the company’s business transformation efforts, which will drive sustainable growth for the company through enhanced capabilities and integrated processes and systems. Before joining the Senior Leadership Team, Neil served as the Northeast Region Vice President for MillerCoors. Prior to MillerCoors, Neil held senior sales and marketing roles for Coors Brewing Company, Reckitt Benckiser, U.S. Playing Card, Procter & Gamble and Miller Brewing Company. He has a Bachelor’s in Business Administration from Colby College.

Chris Kozina
Chief Human Resources Officer

Chris is responsible for building and sustaining MillerCoors organizational and leadership capability, ensuring the company retains, develops and attracts top talent in the right roles to deliver strong business results. Previously, Chris held leadership positions at MillerCoors as vice president, insights, and chief of staff. Prior to that, Chris served as vice president of information systems and chief information officer for Miller Brewing Company. Before joining Miller in 2007, Chris was equity client partner – global consumer products at Accenture. Chris earned his Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin and earned an Advanced Business Management certificate from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Business.

Ed McBrien
President, Sales and Distributor Operations

Ed is responsible for all MillerCoors sales and distributor operations support, including its sales volume, profit contribution and share growth. Previously, he was president of sales for the MillerCoors Western Sales Division. Prior to MillerCoors, Ed was chief revenue officer for Coors Brewing Company. Ed joined Coors in October 1994 as the retail account director responsible for chain account business in the Midwest. He was promoted to vice president, key accounts in 2004. Ed held a number of sales positions at Procter & Gamble for 13 years before joining Coors. Ed received his Bachelor of Business Administration from Northwood University.

Fernando Palacios
Executive Vice President and Chief Integrated Supply Chain Officer

Fernando leads the brewing, packaging and shipping of all of MillerCoors quality beers. Prior to joining MillerCoors in June 2011, Fernando was executive vice president of supply chain and operations at Land O’Lakes. He also held other senior-level positions, including executive vice president and chief operations officer, feed division, and vice president of supply chain and operations. In addition to Land O’Lakes, Fernando held supply chain leadership positions at Haagen-Dazs, Pillsbury and Kraft. Fernando received his Bachelor and Master of Science from Mississippi University and a Master in Business Administration from the University of Minnesota.