Experienced Advisors

Our Board of Directors consists of eight talented, highly-experienced members and is led by independent Non-executive Chairman David Thomas. All of the members of the Board, other than Chris Klein, are independent under the New York Stock Exchange rules. With their varied backgrounds, extensive experience and expertise, they provide counsel and oversee management of the Company’s businesses, consistent with their duties to shareholders and with the goal of maximizing long-term shareholder value.

Experienced Advisors of Fortune Brands
From left to right: A.D. David Mackay, Susan Saltzbart Kilsby, John G. Morikis, Christopher J. Klein, David M. Thomas, Ann Fritz Hackett, Norman H. Wesley, Ronald V. Waters, III
Ann Fritz Hackett

Ann Fritz Hackett

Ann serves as the Chair of the Compensation Committee, and as a member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and Executive Committee.
 
Ann is Partner and Co-Founder of Personal Pathways, LLC, a company providing web-based enterprise collaboration platforms since 2015. Prior to that, she founded and served as President of Horizon Consulting Group, LLC, a consulting firm that provides business strategy, organizational, and human resources advice. Before founding Horizon, she spent 11 years at Strategic Planning Associates, Inc., where she was a Vice President and Partner and served on the Management Committee. She has spent significant parts of the last 20 years living and working overseas, primarily in Europe and Africa. Ann also serves on the board of Capital One Financial Corporation. She also is a Trustee Emerita of Dartmouth College.
 
She graduated summa cum laude from Dartmouth and earned her MBA with distinction from Stanford.
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Susan Saltzbart Kilsby

Susan Saltzbart Kilsby

Susan is a member of the Compensation Committee and the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee.
 
Susan spent most of her career at Credit Suisse AG, holding a variety of senior positions including Managing Director of European Mergers and Acquisitions and as a Senior Advisor from 2009 until her retirement in May 2014.  Her career in global investment banking also includes senior positions with Barclays de Zoete Wedd, Bankers Trust and The First Boston Corporation. She currently serves as Non-executive Chairman of Shire Plc and as a member of the Board of Directors of BBA Aviation PLC and Goldman Sachs International.
 
Susan earned a BA in Economics from Wellesley College and an MBA from Yale School of Management.
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Christopher Klein

Christopher Klein

Chief Executive Officer
Chris is the chief executive officer of Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc. and a member of the Company’s Board of Directors. He is also a member of the Board’s Executive Committee. 
 
Chris has served as CEO of Fortune Brands Home & Security since January 2010. He led the Company through its spin-off from Fortune Brands, Inc. (our former parent company) to become an independently traded company in October 2011. During his leadership, Fortune Brands Home & Security has built a record of market outperformance and strong growth. 
 
Chris began serving as president and chief operating officer of Fortune Brands Home & Security in April 2009, when it was a business segment of the former parent company. He took the initiative to reduce the segment’s manufacturing footprint to drive higher margins, while maintaining the ability to ramp up production. He prepared the segment to be a solid, stand-alone company.
 
Chris joined Fortune Brands, Inc. in April 2003. He began in the position of senior vice president – strategy and corporate development. In this role, Chris managed all mergers and acquisitions activity, corporate strategy development, capital allocation and human resources. During this period, Chris worked with the CEO and the Fortune Brands, Inc. Board to refine the company’s strategy. He helped reshape the company by leading 18 acquisitions and divestitures within the organization’s golf, spirits and home & security divisions, totaling over $10 billion. 
 
Prior to joining Fortune Brands, Inc., Chris held key strategy and operating positions at Bank One Corporation. Before that, he spent eight years at the consulting firm McKinsey & Company, where he was a partner in the firm’s Chicago office. Chris spent his early career in commercial banking, at both ABN AMRO and First Chicago.
 
Chris graduated from the University of Iowa’s business school (BBA) and earned his MBA at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.
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A. D. David Mackay

A. D. David Mackay

David is a member of the Audit Committee and Compensation Committee.
 
Before retiring in 2011, David held a number of key positions at Kellogg Company in the United States, Australia, United Kingdom, and Ireland, retiring as president and chief executive officer. He was also a member of Kellogg Company's board of directors and executive management committee. David currently serves as a Director of the Clorox Company.
 
David received a bachelor of business degree from Charles Stuart University, Australia.
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John Morikis

John Morikis

John is a member of the Audit Committee and Compensation Committee.
 
John is President and Chief Executive Officer of The Sherwin-Williams Company, a global leader in the paint and coatings industry. He also serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Sherwin-Williams. He served as Chief Operating Officer from 2006 until his promotion to Chief Executive Officer in January 2016. Prior to that, John served as President of the Paint Stores Group and has served in key positions of increasing responsibility at Sherwin-Williams since joining the company in 1985.
 
John holds Bachelor's degrees in Business Administration and Psychology from St. Joseph's College and a Masters in Business from National-Louis University.
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David Thomas

David Thomas

Non-executive Chairman
David serves as the Non-executive Chairman of the Board.  He is the Chair of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and the Executive Committee, as well as a member of the Audit Committee.
 
Prior to his retirement in 2006, David held leadership positions including Chairman and Chief Executive Officer with IMS Health, the world's leading provider of information solutions to the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries. Prior to joining IMS Health, he spent 28 years with IBM, rising to Senior Vice President/Group Executive of the company's personal computer business. David is a director of The Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. and a member of the Board of Trustees of Fidelity Investments.
 
He holds an MS in Engineering and a BS in Industrial Engineering from the University of Florida.
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Ronald Waters III

Ronald Waters III

Ron serves as the Chair of the Audit Committee and as a member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and Executive Committee.
 
Before retiring in 2010, Ron was President and Chief Executive Officer of LoJack Corporation. He also served as a director of LoJack Corporation. Ron served as Chief Operating Officer for the Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company from December 2003 through May 2006. He joined the company in 1999 as Chief Financial Officer and served as CFO until his promotion to Chief Operating Officer in 2003. Prior to joining the Wm. Wrigley Company, Ronald held several senior executive positions of increasing responsibility with The Gillette Company and was a Partner and Practice Leader with KPMG International. Ron is a Director of HNI Corporation and Paylocity Holding Corp.
 
Ron earned a BA in history and economics from Trinity College and an MS in accounting from New York University-Leonard N. Stern School of Business. He is a Certified Public Accountant.
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Norman Wesley

Norman Wesley

Norm serves as a member of the Audit Committee and Compensation Committee.
 
Before retiring in October 2008, Norm served as Chairman of the Board of Fortune Brands, Inc.  He was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Fortune Brands from December 1999 to January 2008. He joined the Board in 1999 and served as the company's President and Chief Operating Officer. From 1997 through 1998, he served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of both MasterBrand Industries, Inc. and ACCO World Corporation, Fortune Brands' home and hardware and office products subsidiaries. Previously, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of ACCO World Corporation. Norm serves as a Director of Acuity Brands, Inc.
 
Norm has a BS in finance, cum laude, and an MBA, magna cum laude, from the University of Utah.
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