Kerry Walsh Skelly


Kerry Walsh Skelly has been a director since September 2019. She retired a year earlier after more than 25 years with Brown-Forman Corporation. At Brown-Forman, Kerry held officer-level roles in Government Relations, Corporate Administration, Strategy, Human Resources, Marketing and Corporate Affairs. Her last role with the company was as senior vice president of Corporate Affairs-EMEA (Europe - Middle East-Africa), beginning in 2011. Kerry’s experience includes global business and brand-building for the Southern Comfort brand as well as strategy development for Brown-Forman Wines’ operations around the world. In addition to founding the Government Relations function, she was responsible for corporate affairs across more than 50 markets. Early in her career, Kerry was an associate with the Hunton & Williams (now Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP) law firm as well as legislative director for former U.S. Sen. Charles S. Robb of Virginia. Kerry received a J.D. degree from Harvard Law School and a B.A. degree in Latin American Studies from the University of Virginia.