Manufacturing | Food & Beverage
President and CEO
Molson Coors Beverage Co. | Chicago
In 2019, Gavin Hattersley was named chief executive officer of Chicago-based Molson Coors Beverage Co., the producer of beer brands Miller, Coors, Leinenkugel’s and Blue Moon.
Under his leadership, the company in 2020 changed its name from Molson Coors Brewing Co. to Molson Coors Beverage Co., reflecting its growing focus on non-beer brands, including hard seltzers. That year, the company also consolidated its operations, making Chicago its North American headquarters and adding hundreds of jobs in Milwaukee. It has about 17,000 employees worldwide, reported $10.3 billion in sales last year, and ranked No. 352 on the Fortune 500 in 2022.
In 2020, the company launched its Project Justice Initiative, through which it has donated $4.5 million to BIPOC organizations that are dedicated to equity, empowerment, justice and community building. Among the grant recipients have been several Black-owned businesses based in Milwaukee, the city’s Sherman Phoenix entrepreneurship hub and the MKE Fellows program.
Hattersley previously led MillerCoors, the U.S. business unit of Molson Coors, since 2015. He was previously chief financial officer of Molson Coors from 2012 to 2015 and MillerCoors CFO from 2008 to 2012. He also was senior vice president of finance for Miller Brewing Co. from 2002 to 2008.
Hattersley serves on the board of Penfield Children’s Center Inc. and The Economic Club of Chicago and is chairman and senior director of The Beer Institute Inc.
In 2020, he bought a home in the Milwaukee suburb of River Hills.
Education: Bachelor’s, University of South Africa